Harting Appoints Senior VPO

ESPELKAMP, Germany — With effect from 1 March 2011, the HARTING Technology Group has appointed Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Torsten Ratzmann as Senior Vice President Operations. Alongside global management of all production sites, his future area of responsibility includes all logistics procedures and goods movements, plus the management of HARTING Applied Technologies GmbH & Co. KG, where…

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Avnet Distributes Halo Magnetics

POING, Germany — Avnet Memec, the highly specialised semiconductor distributor of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, announced the extension of its distribution agreement with HALO Electronics, Inc. Previously serving customers in all of EMEA except Central Europe, the two companies will now extend their strategic partnership to include the distribution of HALO's magnetics devices and inductors…

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Element14 Offers Legislation Help

LONDON — element14, a collaborative global electronics community from Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl), is providing additional resources and guidance on its comprehensive legislation page to help manufacturers and design engineers to better understand the recent changes made in the Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive. An informative free RoHS eBook, which…

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Catalogues’ Eco-Dilemma

Catalogue distributors have faced an interesting dilemma as the electronics industry moves toward environmental awareness. Millions of engineers, buyers, and even hobbyists still want paper catalogues for flipping through and dog-earing pages for future reference. So catalogue distributors are trying to be as environmentally responsible as possible by using eco-friendly paper and inks and reducing…

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Mouser Stocks Gauge Pressure Sensor

MANSFIELD, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top global engineering design resource for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it is stocking new product from Omron Electronics LLC. Omron's 2SMPP MEMS Gauge Pressure Sensor is ultra miniature in size (6.1×4.7×8.2 mm) and offers low power consumption of 0.2 mW. The 2SMPP MEMS Gauge…

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Exec Changes at Premier

LONDON — Premier Farnell plc (the “Company”) announces that Mark Whiteling, CFO has informed the Board that he will leave the Company in August to pursue a new career in the Private Equity sector. Harriet Green CEO commented “Mark joined Premier Farnell in 2006 and has played an important part in the successful first phase…

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Oil Price Hike: Here We Go Again!

Speculation on the uncertainty in the Middle East has once again fueled oil prices to their highest levels since 2008. While Libya only contributes 2 percent to the global crude oil production, it is a major regional player. Libya is Africa's third-largest crude producer and has the largest oil reserves in Africa, approximately 44 billion…

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CoActive Acquires Comax

NEWTON, Mass. — CoActive Technologies, a leading global provider of interface solutions, announces the acquisition of Comax Industrial Co. Ltd, an innovative designer and manufacturer of switch products and assemblies. The acquisition of Comax complements and increases CoActive's range of C&K switch products while strengthening its manufacturing and customer footprint in Asia. “We are pleased…

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