5 Ways a US Default/Downgrade Could Hit Electronics

Electronics industry executives are notoriously reluctant to comment on events in the larger economy or in the political sphere. That hasn't changed even now, despite heated US debt/budgetary talks and ominous warnings from economists about events in the country. On Wednesday, President Obama abruptly ended discussions with congressional leaders, reportedly out of frustration. Federal Reserve…

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Engineer Locally, Win Globally

Whether it be mouth-watering delicacies, novel destinations, or social network connection, a local flavor is always appreciated by the end consumer. The world of electronic products is no different. An electronic product built with the knowledge of local needs is sure to be a market success. However, getting the proportion of the local essence right…

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Arrow Expands Global Agreement With Carclo

MELVILLE, N.Y. — Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) is expanding its global distribution agreement with Carclo Technical Plastics to distribute its optical products in North America and Asia. Carclo Technical Plastics is a global manufacturer of discrete optics and modular optical systems with facilities in Europe, the Americas and in Asia. Carclo products include electro-optic and…

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Qualcomm Appoints Matt Grob as CTO

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced the appointment of Matt Grob as executive vice president and chief technology officer (CTO). In his expanded role, Grob will shape Qualcomm's technical path, help coordinate R&D activities across the company, drive development of next-generation wireless technologies, and represent the company's technologies and direction with…

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API Achieves New Rev C Certifications

ORLANDO, Fla. — API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: ATNY) (“API” or the “Company”) a provider of electronic systems, subsystems, RF, and secure systems for defense, aerospace, and commercial applications, today announced it has achieved AS9100 Rev C certification, the quality standard for the aerospace and defense industries, for its Windber, PA and Alum Bank, PA locations.…

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Element14 Introduces Johanson Solutions in Asia-Pacific

SINGAPORE — element14 (formerly Farnell), the industry’s first fusion of commerce and community supporting engineers and purchasing professionals worldwide, today announced the addition of the Johanson Technology and Johanson Dielectrics high frequency ceramic solutions to its 130,000-strong inventory as part of its global franchise distribution agreement. element14 will offer a broad range of multi and…

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Heilind Stocks NorComp Connectors

WILMINGTON, Mass. — Heilind Electronics, the largest interconnect distributor in North America, is now stocking NorComp's IP67 SEAL-D® D-Sub Connectors. These connectors are designed for applications that require protection from heavy spray or are exposed to short-term fluid submersion. SEAL-D® connectors offer the same physical size and footprint as standard D-Subs, reducing space on new…

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RFM & Future Electronics Sign Distribution Agreement

DALLAS, Texas — RF Monolithics, Inc. (RFM (NASDAQ: RFMI) the “Company”), a leader in M2M and wireless communications-enabling technology, has signed a world-wide franchise distribution agreement with Future Electronics, a world class leader and innovator in the distribution and marketing of electronic components. Under the new agreement, Future Electronics will provide global sales, design support…

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