Sanmina-SCI Gets Defense Department Certification

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Sanmina-SCI Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM), a leading manufacturing solutions company making some of the world's most complex and valuable electronic and mechanical products, today announced it has successfully achieved certification and qualification to Military Performance Specification MIL-PRF-31032 for the Owego, New York, printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing facility. This achievement recognizes Sanmina-SCI's…

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Foxconn Gets Into the Mall-Building Business

{complink 2125|Foxconn Electronics Inc.} is taking vertical integration to a new level. The Taiwan-based EMS company is about to break ground on a retail mall that Foxconn will own under the brand Cybermart. According to Asian trade journal DigiTimes: Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) will start establishing buildings for the Taipei IT mall project…

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How Škoda Changed Gears

My recent blog about manufacturing trends in Central and Eastern Europe sparked a couple of comments about Škoda Auto, a Czech Republic-based carmaker and wholly-owned subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group. I thought it deserved some follow-up attention. Škoda, with about 110 years of history under its hood, has essentially recreated itself this past decade. It…

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Don’t Blame Independent Distributors Alone for Fake Parts, Part 1

This past April, at the annual Electronic Resellers Association International (ERAI) Executive Conference in Las Vegas, Phil Zulueta, chairman of the G-19 Counterfeit Electronic Parts Committee, addressed a crowd of hundreds of independent distributors of electronic components and asked the question: “Who has not had any issues with counterfeit parts?” Crickets. Not one single hand…

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Call for Nominations for ECIA Awards

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. & ALPHARETTA, Ga. — UBM Electronics , a UBM company and the daily source of essential business and technical information for the electronics industry's decision makers, and the Electronics Components Industry Association (ECIA) today announced the call for entries for the inaugural Electronics Choice Industry Awards (ECIA's). The ECIA awards celebrate excellence…

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Digi-Key Announces All-in-One LED Lighting Kit

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 a partnership with Cree, Molex, and RECOM to offer an all-in-one, LED lighting solution based on the Cree XLamp platform. The Digi-Key CXA2011 XLamp LED lighting…

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Mouser Stocks Fairchild Controllers

DALLAS, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it is stocking new product from Fairchild Semiconductor. Fairchild Semiconductor FAN102MY primary-side PWM controllers significantly simplify power supply designs that required constant-voltage (CV) and constant-current (CC) regulation capabilities. FAN102MY PWM controllers control…

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Avnet MicroBoard Kit Supported by Micrium

WESTON, Fla. — Micrium, in conjunction with Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), and Xilinx®, is proud to announce that the Spartan®-6 LX9 FPGA MicroBoard Kit now fully supports the uC/OS-II and uC/OS-III real-time kernels. The Xilinx Spartan-6 LX9 FPGA MicroBoard kit features several pre-built hardware designs, as well…

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