Oven Industries Upgrades Equipment

OVEN Industries (OI) increases product assembly efficiencies in Electronic Contract Manufacturing by adding Automatic Optical Inspection (AOI) and PC Board cleaning equipment. This initiative compliments their ongoing focus on continuous improvement, quality workmanship and repeatability. As an ISO Aerospace Certified Electronic Contract Manufacturing Company, OVEN Industries has specialized in Analog and Digital Temperature Controllers and…

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Anti-Counterfeiting Measures Move Forward

The U.S. government’s offensive against counterfeit electronics components has made progress in recent weeks. The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced a second successful prosecution of  a dealer of counterfeit electronics parts. (See: Anatomy of a Counterfeit Electronics Operation). Another segment of the government has commended the use of unique identifiers in its ongoing battle…

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OEMs: Plan Ahead For After-Market Needs

The term “spare parts” may conjure up visions of junkyards, but in the high-tech industry they represent an opportunity worth billions of dollars for companies willing to manage after-market logistics. The storage and maintenance of spare parts is often a drain on company resources. Holding and maintaining inventory costs money that could be better invested…

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Vishay Awards Avnet

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced that it has been named 2013 Full Service Distributor of the Year by Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas was chosen to receive the award based on leading execution in nine key performance metrics used by Vishay to identify their…

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Sager Acquires PowerGate

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Electromechanical and Power components, today announced that it has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire PowerGate LLC, a premier North American power specialist distributor headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Frank Flynn, President of Sager Electronics, stated, “PowerGate is a recognized power specialist with concentration in…

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Digi-Key Shuttle Takes Prototype to Production

Mark Larson’s annual presentation at the Electronics Distribution Show in Las Vegas has always been a standing-room only event because the Digi-Key Corp. top executive is reputed for always delivering critical and blunt but highly valuable assessments of current industry conditions. This year was no different. Larson highlighted the dramatic changes that have taken place…

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ECIA Releases 2-D Barcode Videos

The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) is pleased to announce the availability of two videos that explain and demonstrate the business benefits of two-dimensional (2-D) barcode technology. The association’s Supply Chain Council (SCC) recently developed an industry standard guideline for 2-D barcode. Member  companies are now transitioning to the system and seeing improved productivity, improved…

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Rambus & Qualcomm Sign Patent Pact

Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ:RMBS) today announced that it has signed a comprehensive patent license agreement with Qualcomm Global Trading Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. The agreement provides Qualcomm Incorporated and its subsidiaries with access to innovative patented memory, interface, and security technologies from Rambus. Other terms of the agreement are confidential. “This agreement highlights…

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