Lansdale Continues Freescale’s ML1590

Lansdale Semiconductor, Inc. President, R. Dale Lillard, announced today the continued availability of the ML1590/BGA, National Stock Number (NSN) 5962-01-280-2203. The ML1590 is supplied in (8) lead metal cans to Standard Microcircuit Drawing (SMD) 5962-876570 integrated circuits (ICs), originally designed and built by Motorola/Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.   Lansdale has single-source rights to both globally market and…

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Manufacturing Contracts 4th Month in a Row

Manufacturing in the U.S. contracted for the fourth consecutive month in January, signaling what’s likely to be a slow climb back to growth for the early part of 2016. The nation’s leading manufacturing index, the Institute for Supply Management’s PMI, registered 48.2 percent in January, increasing only 0.2 percent from its level of 48.0 in…

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5 Ways IPS Can Impact Warehouse Operations

Companies that focus on logistics and warehouse management perpetually search for better ways of increasing productivity, cutting costs, and improving safety for both workers and goods. With indoor positioning system (IPS) software and a handheld device such as smartphone, IPS technology can assist manufacturing staff by helping them get where they want to go within…

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Electrocomponents Broadens Reach of Private Label Unit

Electrocomponents PLC has launched a new branding efforts to expand the range of products available under the company’s private label business as the distributor continues efforts to strengthen sales and extend existing services to current and new customers globally. The company unveiled its newly-minted RS Pro brand today and said it will use the division…

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Man Sentenced in Counterfeit-Chip Case

A North Kingstown, RI, man involved in a scheme to sell remarked microprocessors to U.S. military contractors was sentenced earlier this month by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford, CT. Jeffery Warga, president and owner of Rhode Island-based Bay Components, LLC, has been sentenced to three years’ probation and ordered to pay a…

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Digging in to Why Supply Chain IT Projects Fail

Increasingly, electronics OEMs, component makers, distributors, and other players in the electronics supply chain are recognizing the critical role that information technology can play in supply chain success. Unfortunately, getting from the ideal technology to real implementation can prove challenging, a new survey of global CIOs finds. “The failure rate of technology initiatives continues to…

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