Astute, Plessey Semiconductors Sign Distribution Deal

Astute Electronics has been designated as an authorised distributor for Plessey Semiconductors Ltd across the UK and Ireland, Australia and China. The deal brings Plessey’s range of innovative GaN-on-Silicon LED lighting and sensing products into Astute’s hand-picked portfolio of elite manufacturers, all of whom have shown long-term commitment to the Hi-Rel sector. Mick Martin, Semiconductor…

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E2open Acquires Two CDM Providers

E2open, the one place in the cloud to run your supply chain, today announced that it has acquired Channel Data Management (CDM) providers, Birch Worldwide and Entomo. These acquisitions further strengthen E2open’s CDM capabilities, providing organizations the most comprehensive platform in the market to improve sales channel performance. “E2open is committed to being the leader…

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Gallagher Gauges Avnet’s Transformation

Phil Gallagher is optimistic about Avnet Inc. Following the announcement of the distributor’s fiscal Q2 earnings, the president of Avnet’s electronic components business assessed the company’s progress after a tumultuous 18 months. “We are making progress,” Gallagher said. “We are excited about where we are. We feel we are coming out the other side of a number…

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Smart Manufacturing: The Technology Matters

Industry 4.0, also called smart manufacturing, has gone from ideal to real in the manufacturing industry, largely thanks to the evolution of a few key technologies. By exchanging information in real time, machines work better, fail less often, and output higher quality products. However, investing in the right underlying technologies is key to successfully implementing…

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Mouser Signs Distribution Deal with Insight SiP

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, announces a global distribution agreement with Insight SiP, providers of ready-to-use radio frequency (RF) modules for Bluetooth® low energy applications. Through the agreement, Mouser will stock Insight SiP’s Bluetooth low energy modules, designed for low-power wireless connectivity applications, such as telecom and mobile computing, portable consumer devices, health care,…

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IPC: North American PCB Orders Spike

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the December 2017 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Positive year-over-year shipment and order growth continued in December. Due to a sharp increase in orders in December, the book-to-bill ratio climbed to 1.15. Total North American PCB shipments in December 2017 were up…

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