Impinj Names Plexus 2014 Partner of the Year

Plexus Corp. (PLXS), said Impinj, a leading provider of RAIN RFID (radio-frequency identification) solutions that deliver Item Intelligence(TM), recognized Plexus as their 2014 Partner of the Year. The award acknowledges Plexus for providing exceptional quality, on-time delivery, and collaborative engineering services for a new product introduction during 2014 that required quick-turn development of a complicated…

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Sager Completes Norvell Buy

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Norvell Electronics, Inc., a North American power products distributor with extensive design and value add capabilities, headquartered in Carrollton, Texas. Sager Electronics President Frank Flynn said, “With the close of this acquisition, Norvell…

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Stymied in China Cisco Tries a New $10B Wager

Cisco Systems Inc. isn’t talking much to the media about its latest decision to invest $10 billion in China, but at some point the data and networking equipment company will have to present a much clearer picture of how it intends to turn around its fortunes in a market where the government has blacklisted its…

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AFFLINK Launches Free Supply Chain Consulting Software

Tuscaloosa, Ala. – AFFLINK, a global leader in supply chain management, has launched ELEVATE™ — a free consulting software application that helps clients manage their supply chain. “In less than 20 minutes, a client can analyze their business priorities, uncover thousands of dollars in operational efficiencies and identify solutions that align with their corporate goals and…

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RS Adds SIRIUS ACT Switches

Singapore – RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has introduced Siemens’ new SIRIUS ACT pushbuttons and switches, which offer a choice of modern styles and make panel builders’ lives easier and more productive. The line-up includes 22mm-diameter raised indicator lights and illuminated or non-illuminated pushbuttons with a choice of black plastic,…

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Rutronik Founds Automotive Business Unit

With the Automotive Business Unit, Rutronik is now offering automotive customers selected components from chosen manufacturers as well as specific technical and commercial support on a global level. In close cooperation and coordination with specially selected manufacturers and their specific, latest-generation automotive components, the Automotive Business Unit assists defined focus customers with the current challenges…

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Electrocomponents: 4 Steps to Unleashing its Potentials

In November Lindsley Ruth will unveil his vision for Electrocomponents Plc and outline the actions he is taking to energize the company, improve sales and gain market share. Ruth declined to discuss details of his plans during an interview but the measures will most likely be far-reaching and could include a major overhaul of the…

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Robotics Technology: The Electronics Nurse is on Duty

With fewer young people around for company and tighter healthcare budgets, an aging population is rightfully concerned about their futures. But engineers are working hard to change that outlook by developing robots that not only allow seniors to continue to live independently, but also cheer them up when they’re feeling low. People are living longer.…

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