Mouser Electronics Expands Mexico Office

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading new product introduction distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is pleased to announce a significant expansion of its customer service and support center in Guadalajara, Mexico. The new and expanded customer service center will serve local electronic design engineers, buyers and hardware innovators in the region,…

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TT Electronics Completes Acquisition of Stadium Group

TT Electronics plc today announces that it has completed the acquisition of Stadium Group plc.  Stadium is a leading supplier of design-led technologies with product capabilities including connectivity solutions, power supplies, human machine interface (HMI) and electronic assemblies. Stadium designs and manufactures products for a wide range of applications including the smarter home, industrial robotics,…

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ECIA Adds Eight New Members

ECIA is pleased to welcome the following eight companies to its roster of prominent electronic component distributors, suppliers and manufacturers’ reps. From the component manufacturer sector, Cypress Semiconductor, Marquardt Switches, Samtec, and Leader Tech Inc. have joined the organization recently. From the distributor community, ECIA welcomes Component Distributors, Inc. and Benchmark Connector Corporation. Strategic Automation Services and John F. Kilfoil Company, both manufacturers’ rep organizations, have…

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C&K Acquires Vuillermoz

C&K, one of the world’s most trusted brands of high-quality electromechanical switches, today announces that it has acquired the company Vuillermoz, a micro-mechanical components and tooling company located in St. Claude, France. With over 20 years of experience, Vuillermoz provides precision components and customized tooling to a variety of market segments including medical, industrial, and…

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Lytica Adds Dr. Shahzad Khan as CRO To Advance Artificial Intelligence for Cost And Risk Assessment Of Electronic Components

Ottawa, Canada.  – Lytica Inc. announced the appointment of Dr. Shahzad Khan as their new Chief Research Officer (CRO), effective April 2nd , 2018. Three of Dr. Khan’s colleagues have also joined Lytica as research staff. As Lytica’s CRO, Dr. Khan will be responsible for setting research direction and defining the core technologies required for…

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Omnichain: The Cloud Approach to Supply Chain Operations for SMBs

We’ve all heard plenty about omnichannel commerce — the ideal by which retailers and business-to-business (B2B) merchants deliver a seamless customer experience regardless of channel, device, or location.  Those same principles can and should be applied across the supply chain. Small and mid-market (SMB) manufacturers and distributors in particular have ample room for improvement in…

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Tesla’s Supply Chain Miracle Dissected

Tesla did it: The arguably over-hyped EV car maker has delivered on founder and CEO Elon Musk’s bold claims of making 35,000 vehicles in the first quarter. Well, actually, Tesla’s production cadence fell just short of the target, topping out at 34,494 cars, although by rounding up to the nearest thousand, Tesla made 35,000 cars…

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Auto Makers Find a Million Reasons to Measure Defective Parts Per Billion in 2018

The electronics industry’s quest for ever-lower defective parts per million (DPPM) rates across complicated supply chains is a tremendous challenge for suppliers. Customers are demanding less than 1 DPPM per device and have moved to measuring defective parts per billion (DPPB). So far so good: 2018 hasn’t brought any of the high-profile, electronics manufacturing defects…

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EBN@C-Level: Cogiscan’s François Monette Paints a Picture of the Factory of the Future

In the global electronics market, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are creating the technology of the future, but at the same time, technology is completely transforming the way products are made. Industry 4.0, also known as Smart Factory, is changing production by leaps and bounds, and the trend will likely accelerate.  Industry 4.0 refers to smart…

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IoT & the Future of the Supply Chain

The Internet of Things has become commonplace to even the least tech savvy neophyte wandering in the modern world. In fact, research firm Gartner put the figure of connected things in use at 8.4 billion in 2017, up 31% from the year before. That will reach 20.4 billion devices by 2020, Gartner predicted. Consumer applications…

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