Molycorp to Suspend Rare Earth Mfg in Mountain Pass Facility

Greenwood Village, Colo. – Molycorp, Inc. (OTC: MCPIQ) (“Molycorp” or the “Company”) announced today that it will transition its Mountain Pass Rare Earth Facility to a “care and maintenance” mode while it plans to continue serving its rare earth oxide customers via its production facilities in Estonia and China.  Customers of the Company’s rare earth…

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Altium to Buy Electronic Parts Content, Search Providers

Altium Limited has announced the acquisition of two industry-leading electronic parts content and search providers, Octopart and Ciiva. A definitive purchase agreement has been signed to acquire Octopart, a provider of electronic parts data and specialized inventory search. In addition, a finalized agreement has been signed to acquire Ciiva, a cloud-based electronic component management system that controls and tracks…

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Mouser’s Robotics Innovation Video Wins Telly Award

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is pleased to announce that its Empowering Innovation TogetherTM Spotlight video on Robotics has been recognized with a Telly Award for outstanding achievement. Mouser’s video was selected as a Bronze Telly Award winner out of nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents. Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding…

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Atmel BitCloud ZigBee PRO SDK Achieves Golden Unit Status

San Jose, Calif. — Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch technology solutions, today announced the company’s BitCloud ZigBee PRO Software Development Kit (SDK) has achieved the prestigious Golden Unit status for the ZigBee PRO r21 standard. As an approved Golden Unit, the Atmel BitCloud solution will be used by ZigBee testhouses to verify…

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Mobile Wireless Charging Adoption to Soar

A new study from Juniper Research has found that wireless charging adoption for mobile devices will increase rapidly in the coming years, with nearly 40% of households in the US and over 20% in Europe using wireless charging by 2020. The new research, Wireless Charging: Opportunities, Applications & Standards 2015-2020 demonstrates how the technology can provide a springboard…

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Richardson RFPD Offers Anaren Xinger Couplers

Geneva, Ill.- Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced today the availability and full design support capabilities for a range of Xinger® couplers for aerospace and defense applications from Anaren. Offering a wide bandwidth range, high isolation/directivity, low insertion loss and ENIG plating finish, these high-reliability hybrid and directional couplers are ideal for aerospace and defense applications where size, weight and…

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EMS Industry to Reach $621B in 2019

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/8cpmst/the_worldwide) has announced the addition of the “The Worldwide Electronics Manufacturing Services Market – 2015 Edition” report to their offering. ‘The Worldwide Electronics Manufacturing Services Market – 2015 Edition’ is the most comprehensive market research report on the EMS industry. This analysis focuses on the leading players, growing market segments, total available market (TAM),…

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Enterprise Labeling: A Defense Against Counterfeits Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, we discuss how counterfeit and obsolete electronics have been discovered in missile guidance systems and hundred-million-dollar aircraft, causing serious security problems for the U.S. Department of Defense and its contractors. In Part 2 we ask What About the Commercial Supply Chain? The notion of a commercial supply chain laden…

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IPC Adds Two New Senior Directors

Bannockburn, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announces the addition of Russell Wynne, senior director of IT/Software, and Ayana Nickerson, senior director of training & certification programs to its staff at IPC headquarters in Bannockburn, Ill. Wynne joins IPC with more than 20 years of experience managing information technology teams. He holds a bachelor’s degree…

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