RFMW Meets AS9120B Standard for Aviation, Space & Defense

RFMW, Inc. a worldwide, specialized distributor of RF and microwave components and sub-systems, has attained the new AS9120B status well ahead of the mandated deadline. AS9120B is the quality management standard for Aviation, Space and Defense organizations and the new AS9120:2016 (Revision B) replaces AS9120:2009 (Revision A). Organizations must transition to AS9120B by September 2018,…

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5 Most Common Warehouse Monsters

Most people wouldn’t call the average warehouse a spooky or scary place, but many are haunted by a variety of monsters that attack business efficiency and kill employee morale.  To experienced supply chain executives, these challenges are more frightening than Frankenstein, the Wolfman, the Mummy, and a horde of ghosts and goblins combined.  Most of…

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XP Power Acquires Comdel

XP Power, a world-leading developer and manufacturer of critical power solutions for the electronics industry, announces that it has acquired the business and assets of Comdel Inc., a Massachusetts, US-based designer and manufacturer of radio frequency (RF) power supplies. The $23 million deal expands XP Power’s product offering into RF power, complementing its extensive range…

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Component Shortages to Last ‘Longer Than Expected’

There’s no short-term relief ahead for electronics manufacturers that are scrambling for components. Tight supplies of capacitors and resistors are expected to last into mid-2018—longer than industry experts expected. The dreaded words “allocation” and “double-ordering” are coming up more frequently, meaning OEMs and EMS providers are facing long-term sourcing challenges. Thick- and thin-film chip resistor…

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