Dry Heat Proves Hazardous to PCB Assembly

Contract manufacturers tend to showcase their latest equipment for printed circuit board (PCB) assembly. As a buyer, you should also audit the less exciting aspects of your manufacturing partners' operations, to see if these areas are keeping pace with the more visible changes.   One such aspect is humidity control. Here a manufacturer has to…

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Heilind Adds NorComp M-Series Connectors

Heilind Electronics, a leading global distributor of electronic components, has just added NorComp’s M-SERIES metal shell connectors to its existing selection of harsh environment circular connectors. M-SERIES Circular Connectors are designed with a robust, waterproof cable-to-panel interface for demanding end use applications. These ruggedized connectors feature full metal shells for EMI/RFI shielding, as well as IP67/68…

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Mouser Stocks TE PHT Combo Sensor

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the MEAS MS8607-02BA01 pressure, humidity, and temperature (PHT) combination sensor from TE Connectivity (TE). This fully factory-calibrated combination sensor measures pressure from 10 to 2,000 millibar (mbar), relative humidity (RH) from 0 percent to 100 percent, and temperature from -40 to +85 degrees Celsius (-40 to +185 degrees Fahrenheit). The compact 5 × 3 × 1mm QFN sensor…

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Littelfuse Buys Auto Switches and Connectors Maker

Littelfuse, Inc., (LFUS) today announced it has completed the acquisition of Menber’s S.p.A., headquartered in Legnago, Italy. Menber’s specializes in the design, manufacturing, and selling of manual and electrical battery switches and trailer connectors for commercial vehicles. The company had sales of approximately $23 million (€21 million) in 2015 and employs approximately 120 associates. Terms…

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RS Components and Intel Sign Global Distribution Agreement

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has announced the signing of a global agreement with Intel for the distribution of a range of the company’s computing and embedded development products. The agreement enables customers worldwide to purchase a wide selection of Intel products direct from RS, targeting…

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