IPC: North American PCB Sales Up, Orders Down, in June

Bannockburn, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the June 2016 findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Compared to the same month last year, PCB sales growth was strong while orders were down, causing a decline in the book-to-bill ratio to 0.98. Total North American PCB shipments in June…

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Analog Devices to Buy Linear Tech for $14.8B

Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) will acquire Linear Technology for $14.8 billion, making it a tougher competitor in the analog semiconductor sector with expected annual revenues of about $5 billion. The combined companies will become an analog industry leader across product categories, including data converters, power management, amplifiers, interface, and RF and microwave products. The acquisition…

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Birst Update Supports Digital Supply Chain

San Francisco-based Birst this week unveiled new capabilities within its Networked BI (Business Intelligence) & Analytics platform to enable customers to create a digital supply chain. In a telephone interview with EBN, Kate Delimitros, Birst’s senior director of product strategy, said the goal is to provide visibility and analytics up and down the supply chain,…

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New Vuzix Industrial Partner (VIP) Ubimax Receives First European Shipment of M300 Smart Glasses

ROCHESTER, N.Y. , July 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Vuzix® Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI), a leading supplier of Smart Glasses, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets, is pleased to announce that Ubimax, a leading supplier for industrial wearable computing solutions, has joined the Vuzix Industrial Partner (VIP) program. As…

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