Samtec Launches Interactive Catalog of 3D CAD Models

Samtec, Inc., a privately held $625 million global manufacturer of a broad range of electronic interconnect solutions, recently launched an advanced interactive catalog of 3D CAD models built by CADENAS PARTsolutions. The new, easy-to-use online tool enables engineers to dynamically configure, preview and download over 1 trillion Samtec product models in the native CAD format…

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NEO Tech Offers Microelectronics Miniaturization for Medical Devices

NEO Tech, a leading provider of manufacturing technology and supply chain solutions for brand name OEMs in the industrial, medical and mil/aero markets, announced that its highly miniaturized electronic manufacturing capabilities were being deployed in advanced implantable devices and electroceuticals for the medial industry. Advanced implantable devices such as neuro stimulation devices, drug pumps, cochlear implants,…

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Avnet Doubles Down on Temporary Turmoil; Will it Work?

Perhaps Avnet Inc. should not have built a technology system sales and support unit to complement its core electronics components distribution operation but by agreeing to sell the division to Tech Data the company has layered on another level of complexity to an already challenged business, thereby increasing the likelihood of a major misstep that…

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Electronics Distribution No Longer a Two-Horse Race

At the end of the year, Avnet Inc., the longtime global revenue leader in combined components and systems sales, is going to look very different from the company that recently celebrated more than 60 years in the electronics distribution business. $26.2 billion Avnet and its nearest competitor Arrow Electronics Inc., with sales of $23.28 billion…

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Electrocomponents: Stabilized, Growing and Ready for Acquisitions

Electrocomponents PLC is getting closer to where Lindsley Ruth wants the company to be when he joined as group CEO nearly 18 months ago. Last week, the electronics components distributor announced financial results that appear to justify a recent management overhaul, product realignment and other strategic reorganization actions initiated in mid-2015. Analysts, shareholders and other…

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Questions for other Electronics Makers from the Samsung Note 7 Debacle

Samsung Electronics Inc. needs to resolve its Galaxy Note 7 battery problem urgently. That message should be going out to the Korean OEM and semiconductor supplier from all players in the electronics supply chain irrespective of their competitive position against the company. The entire industry is getting a black eye each day the Note 7…

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IHS: Automotive Tech to Create $350B in Supplier Opportunities

Suppliers that secure a spot in an automotive design can usually look forward to decades of consistent component sales. Even though automakers demand a lot from their suppliers, car designs don’t change as quickly as – for example– consumer electronics specs. However, research firm IHS Markit believes that’s about to change. There are considerable new business…

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