Flow International Producing Face Shields

Flow International Corporation, the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure waterjet cutting systems, has repurposed its operations to produce face shields for medical workers, first responders and workers in essential businesses to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. The company is ramping production rapidly to where it will be producing more than 50,000 units…

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Digi-Key Announces Partnership With Rigol

Digi-Key Electronics, a global electronic components distributor, announced that it has expanded its product portfolio by signing a North American distribution partnership with RIGOL Technologies, providing Digi-Key customers with world-class electronic test and measurement solutions. This expansion is part of the DK+ Marketplace initiative to broaden the product offering now available for customers, making Digi-Key…

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RS Components and Allied Electronics Pledge Practical Support for Distribution Sector

RS Components (RS) and Allied Electronics & Automation (Allied), the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), a global multi-channel provider of industrial and electronic products and solutions, have pledged support for distributors worldwide, reaching out to the supply chain to offer practical assistance with fulfilment as shipping channels come under increasing strain due to…

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Pressure Grows for U.S. Manufacturing Revival

Government initiatives aimed at reviving U.S. manufacturing were already underway when the coronavirus effectively knocked out distribution channels linking Chinese manufacturers and U.S. consumers. For example, the Defense Department’s Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment Office has aggressively sought to secure the electronics supply chain for critical infrastructure. Meanwhile, several industrial base proposals have been floated…

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CUI Devices Prioritizes Efforts to Support COVID-19 and Medical Applications

CUI Devices has announced new initiatives in its support of the medical industry’s response to the global coronavirus (COVID‑19) pandemic. These initiatives include prioritizing orders and expediting free product samples to OEMs, makers, volunteers, and organizations designing medical equipment key to fighting COVID‑19, such as respirators, ventilators, blood analysis machines, test equipment, patient monitors, imaging…

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Hackster.io and UNDP Rally Global Engineering Community to Combat COVID-19

Hackster.io, an Avnet community, is joining forces with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and 12 leading technology companies to support the world’s developing countries in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Launching today, the COVID-19 Detect and Protect Challenge is calling on engineers to design low-cost and easily deployable software, hardware and services that…

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