Deal Expands CEI Customer Base

ONEONTA, N.Y. — Custom Electronics, Inc. (CEI), a leading designer and manufacturer of high-reliability electronics products, today announced it has purchased the KVX mica capacitor product line of Cornell Dubilier Marketing, a manufacturer of capacitors for the power electronics market. The acquisition will expand CEI's customer base and help the company capture a wider range…

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Element14, Littelfuse Expand on Circuit Protectors

SINGAPORE — element14 (formerly Farnell), the industry’s first fusion of commerce and community supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals worldwide, has expanded its partnership with Littelfuse, the world’s leading manufacturer for high performance circuit protection devices. Offering the widest range of Littelfuse products stocked in Asia Pacific with no minimum order quantity required, element14…

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Golden Gate to Acquire Conexant

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Conexant Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNXT), a leading supplier of innovative semiconductor solutions for imaging, audio, embedded modem, and video surveillance applications, today announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement with Gold Holdings, Inc., an affiliate of Golden Gate Capital, under which Gold Holdings, Inc. has agreed to purchase all of the…

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Version 8 of PI Expert Suite Hits Market

SHENZHEN, China — Power Integrations (Nasdaq:POWI), the leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, today announced that PI Expert Suite Version 8, the latest upgrade to the company’s immensely popular power supply design software, is now available in simplified and traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Russian, as well as English. PI Expert Suite…

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Mouser Sponsors China ACE Awards

MANSFIELD, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc. is projecting continued success in Asia for 2011 as the company plans to build on last year’s momentum to increase sales and continue its global expansion. With its award-winning website www.mouser.com and complimentary catalogs, Mouser is focused on distributing leading technologies to the world’s design engineers and buyers. During…

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Calling the Shots in Component Pricing

With pricing for metals and ceramic materials on the rise and the inventory of semiconductor components growing, are we at the mercy of these trends when setting the prices we pay for electronic components? My answer to this is “Yes” as a community and “No” as individual companies. Companies are not helpless in influencing prices;…

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Avago Announces Q1

SAN JOSE, Calif. & SINGAPORE — Avago Technologies Limited (Nasdaq: AVGO), a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications, today reported financial results for its first quarter fiscal year 2011, ended January 30, 2011, and provided guidance for the second quarter of fiscal year 2011. First Quarter Fiscal Year 2011…

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FedEx Completes AFL Acquisition

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — FedEx Corp. (NYSE:FDX) announced today that its FedEx Express business unit has completed the acquisition of the logistics, distribution and express businesses of AFL Pvt. Ltd. (AFL) and its affiliate, Unifreight India Pvt. Ltd. (UFL). The acquisition further enhances FedEx Express international and India business offerings and continues a long-term commitment by…

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