China Costs Prompt Price Hikes

Increased labor costs in China are now having an impact on component pricing in the US. Today, Philadelphia-based Pulse Electronics announced plans to increase component prices in the coming weeks. “The price increases are necessitated by higher minimum wage rates that will take effect in many provinces in China in March, as well as rising…

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Kemet Unveils Defense Capacitors

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Kemet Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading manufacturer of tantalum, ceramic, aluminum, film, paper and electrolytic capacitors, today announced new DSCC (Defense Supply Center, Columbus) qualified tantalum surface mount capacitors for defense and aerospace applications. “DSCC qualification for our T493 Series is key for military and aerospace customers requiring this approval and demonstrates…

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Farnell Wins Gold

LONDON — Farnell, the leading multi-channel distributor, has won the 2011 EMEA Best in Class Gold Distribution award from Honeywell Sensing and Control (S&C), the global technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with sensor, switch and test and measurement products. The award, presented at S&C’s 2011 Europe, Middle East and Africa Sales Kick Off…

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Avnet Memec Expands in Europe

POING, Germany — Avnet Memec is strengthening its relationship with analogue and mixed-signal semiconductor specialist, Semtech Corp. Under the extended distribution agreement Avnet Memec will now provide technical and sales support for Semtech in the UK, Ireland and Nordic regions alongside the existing agreement for the rest of Europe. “Avnet Memec has always brought high…

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Sunstone Offers Quickturn Prototypes

MULINO, Ore. — Sunstone Circuits, the printed circuit board (PCB) prototype solutions provider, has enhanced their services by offering Rogers material 4350 (RO4350) for orders placed within the Sunstone quickturn product line. The demand for Rogers materials is continuously on the rise. In their quest to continue being the easiest PCB company to do business…

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Molex Named Excellent Supplier

LISLE, Ill. — Molex Incorporated has been recognized for the second time with an Excellent Supplier Award by Delphi Automotive Systems (China), a leading global supplier of electronics and technologies for automotive, commercial vehicle and other market segments. The award was announced at Delphi’s Supplier Meeting at the Pullman Hotel in Beijing in November. Molex…

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America II Stocks Isocom Optoelectronics

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest independent distributors of semiconductors and passive components, has entered into a global distribution agreement with Isocom Components 2004, Ltd., a U.K.-based supplier of infrared optoelectronic devices. “In addition to expanding our product portfolio and delivering a wide range of solutions, America II…

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