Mouser Launches Molex Connection System

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 Molex. The Molex Stac64™ Automotive Connection System is a 2.54mm (.100″) Pitch, stackable connection system offering a diverse range of circuit sizes. Requiring no custom tooling, the Stac64…

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US Teams With WCO to Secure Global Supply Chain

An international alliance drawing members from the World Customs Organization has been formed to coordinate efforts to safeguard the global supply chain. The new partnership was announced Thursday, Jan. 6 in Brussels by US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, who said its goal would be to coordinate efforts to make world commerce and infrastructure…

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Up & Coming Outsourcing Regions: India

In outsourcing's early days, India and China were often mentioned in the same breath. Both had low-cost labor and huge, untapped consumer populations; and both were hungry for global high-tech investment. So what happened to India? Shortcomings in India's infrastructure and socio-economic status have slowed India's transition from a service outsourcing center to a manufacturing…

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Elektra Awards AVX

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. — AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, recently received the Passive & Electromechanical Product of the Year at the Elektra Awards for its new surface mount polymer tantalum capacitors. Reviewed by an independent panel of judges, the Elektra 2010 European Electronics Industry Awards is an annual celebration…

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Requirements for a Successful IC End-of-Life Planning

Previously, I advocated ditching obsolescence mitigation (OM) as outworn and flawed and laid out a fresh approach to the increasing gap between commercial semiconductor availability and long-term device requirements in aerospace and military system applications. (See: Military-Aviation Semiconductor Sourcing Remains Problematic and Get Strategic With Military/Aero IC Supply Challenges.) This new approach is dubbed semiconductor…

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Vishay Hosts 3DTV Webinar

MALVERN, Pa. — A video webinar detailing how infrared receivers work in 3DTV active shutter glasses was recently added to the website of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH). The infrared receiver is used in 3DTV glasses where it receives a synchronization signal from the 3D television set and opens and closes LCD shutters in each…

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China Costs Begin to Impair Results

We've been hearing in general terms that China's labor costs are increasing, and here's some data that shows just how much this is affecting business. Today, Hong Kong-based Global-Tech Advanced Innovations Inc. announced its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2010. Net sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 were US$25.0 million,…

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CB&I Chief Named to Arrow Board

THE WOODLANDS, Texas — CB&I (NYSE: CBI) announced that Philip K. Asherman, President and CEO of CB&I, has been named to Arrow Electronics’ board of directors. With over thirty years of industry experience, Asherman has served as CEO of CB&I since 2006, previously holding a series of executive level positions at the company since 2001.…

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Global-Tech Reports Q2

HONG KONG — Global-Tech Advanced Innovations Inc. (NASDAQ:GAI) today announced its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2010 (the Company’s second quarter of fiscal 2011). Net sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 were $25.0 million, compared to $29.0 million for the corresponding quarter in fiscal 2010. Net loss for the second…

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