Mouser Stocks Mini Development Kit

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 Texas Instruments | RF/IF and ZigBee Solutions. The Texas Instruments CC2530ZNP Mini Kit is a ZigBee™ Network Processor Mini Development Kit designed for engineers who want to get…

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Jabil Reports Solid Q2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Jabil Circuit, Inc. (NYSE: JBL), reported its preliminary, unaudited financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2011, ended February 28, 2011. “We are pleased with the results for the second quarter and first half of fiscal 2011,” said Timothy L. Main, President and CEO of Jabil. “Year over year revenue…

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Automakers Hit by Components Shortages

Automakers this week continued to slow down production or shutter plants altogether as electronic component shortages stemming from Japan’s recent disaster rippled through the supply chain. The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that several European auto manufacturing facilities have been affected already or could face disruptions in the coming weeks. According to the report, Adam…

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Innovation in the Wake of Disaster

Unfortunately, sometimes it takes a disaster to spur innovation. There are probably hundreds of niche businesses that realize the role they can play in the wake of a disaster. For example, a New England-based manufacturer is donating a bunch of its radiation-sensitive identification tags to the US military assisting in earthquake-ravaged Japan. The tags change…

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Peerless Acquires Battery Disconnect Business

BETHPAGE, N.Y. — Peerless Electronics Inc. of Bethpage, N.Y has announced the acquisition of the Sensata Technologies Airpax Circuit Breaker Panel and Battery Disconnect Business. The transfer of the panel business will allow Peerless to expand their Value Added Center while allowing Sensata Technologies to refocus their business strategy on core circuit protection products while…

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Legacy Electronics Moves to South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Following an announcement last month that his firm has moved from San Clemente, California, to establish new sales and administrative offices in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Legacy Electronics’ chief executive officer, Jason Engle, announced today that the firm has chosen the site of their new manufacturing facilities. Near Sioux Falls, the…

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Element14 Kicks Off Hackerspace Challenge

LONDON — Dedicated to supporting the ongoing collaboration and exchange of knowledge driving today’s design innovation, element14, the community and electronics store for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts, today announced “The Great Hackerspace Challenge,” a competition inviting 30 hackerspace teams to conceptualize and build a project to help advance technology in education. Hackerspaces, community-operated physical…

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Sager Stocks SOLARLOK Connectors

MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. — In stock at Sager Electronics, TE's new UL 1741-Listed pre-wired combiner box offers 30-second, error-proof terminations through factory pre-wired TE SOLARLOK connecters. The SOLARLOK 5-string Combiner Box for residential use combines up to five strings in a pre-terminated, weather-resistant enclosure to meet National Electric Code (NEC) requirements for series fusing of photovoltaic…

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