NAI Appoints Rep Firm

NAI, a leading manufacturer of end-to-end connectivity solutions for high performance systems in industrial, telecom, data and medical industries, has appointed Trilogy as its manufacturer’s sales representative in the Midwest.  Effective immediately, Trilogy will represent NAI’s unique capabilities in the design and manufacturing of cable assemblies and harnesses. Trilogy has been in business for 27…

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U.S. Production Cools; Electronics Demand Remains Strong

October was a mixed bag for the U.S. manufacturing industry as some sectors benefited from hurricane recovery efforts while others suffered. A shortage in the resin market resulted in price increases, inventory constraints and increased lead times for computer and electronics products, according to one executive. Resin is among many chemicals processed in the Houston…

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IPC: PCB Sales Up in Sept.

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the September 2017 findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Positive year-over-year shipment growth was seen in September for the first time this year. Strong order growth in recent months kept the book-to-bill ratio high at 1.14 in September. Total North American PCB…

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Semiconductor Sales On Pace For Record Year

The semiconductor industry has every reason to be optimistic for the rest of the year. Global semiconductor sales registered their highest-ever quarterly sales increase during Q3 to $107.9 billion; and optoelectronics, sensors, actuators and discretes (OSD) are on track to set record-high annual revenues in 2017. The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reported global Q3 chip sales…

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Mouser Launches Inventory Management Tool

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is pleased to announce the availability of its innovative Inventory Management Tool and new companion mobile app for iOS and Android devices. The new easy-to-use, web-based inventory system helps organizations and individuals around the world to effortlessly manage and track their…

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Mouser Inks Global Deal With Helium

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, announces a global distribution agreement with Helium, a provider of simple, secure, scalable Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity. Helium reduces total IoT costs of operations through easy-to-deploy, low-cost hardware that offers scalability and security. The…

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Why Analysts Are Skeptical About Component Demand

You can’t really blame financial analysts for their skepticism on current component demand. The last time the electronics supply chain took orders at face value the industry was left with $13 billion in semiconductor excess alone. Everyone from component manufacturers through OEMs had to write down or write off millions of dollars’ worth of inventory. At…

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Other ‘RoHS’ Regulations Challenge Compliance

When people talk about “RoHS” they tend to mean the European Union’s “Restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment” Directive, 2011/65/EU. The fact is that there are an increasing number of RoHS-like regulations in different markets around the world. Each one has a different regulatory environment and agenda that…

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