Digi-Key Stocks Molex Array Holders

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced availability of the Molex Incorporated solderless LED array holders. Molex has simplified the LED mounting process by offering array holders which eliminate the need for hand…

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Newark/element 14, Keithley Sign Distribution Pact

CHICAGO — Newark/element14, a leading multi-channel, high-service electronics distributor in the Americas and a business of Premier Farnell, announced today that it has inked a franchise agreement with Keithley Instruments to market its highly accurate instruments, data acquisition products and complete system solutions for high-volume production and assembly testing. “We look forward to a variety…

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A Tighter Knot Needed for Inventory & Marketing

Technology promises to extend the electronics supply chain beyond raw materials purchasing, manufacturing outsourcing, facilities management, distribution centers, and retail store floors on to the Internet. What do I mean? If you believe component buyers at top brands such as Apple don't consider branding and marketing as part of the entire supply chain, think again.…

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Optek Gets QML Certification for JAN Products

CARROLLTON, Texas — TT electronics OPTEK Technology has earned QML (Qualified Manufacturer List) certification from DSCC (Defense Supply Center – Columbus), re-establishing the company as a US-based supplier of JAN/JANTX semiconductors for high-reliability applications in defense and aerospace electronics systems. The QML certification places the company as one of a few domestic suppliers who can…

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M&A to Accelerate in EMS/ODM Market

With the growth of electronics end markets slowing and companies flush with cash, outsourced manufacturing firms are set to accelerate their merger-and-acquisition activity during the next one to three years, according to IHS. Following a relatively quiet period over the past several years, conditions appear to be ripe for industry consolidation in the electronics contract…

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C’mon, Irene

Does it hurt to be prepared? Since we are in the supply chain business, the answer, of course, is “no.” But there is prepared, and then there is prepared . The Northeast is in prepared mode as Hurricane Irene starts its march up the East Coast. In the interest of full disclosure, I live in…

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