Binder-USA Partners With Minn. Wire

Binder-USA, a global supplier of high-quality circular connectors and cordsets for over 50 years, has now partnered with Minnesota Wire, which produces custom wire and cable interconnect solutions. The new partnership between Binder-USA and Minnesota Wire will enhance the potential for both companies to better service their key markets with customized interconnect solutions. “We’re excited…

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Partnerships Aim to Drive IoT Designs

The growing connectivity in a variety of applications ranging from smart personal devices to automotive infotainment and navigation, driven by the Internet of Things (IoT), offers big potential opportunities for component vendors across a number of devices including microcontrollers, microprocessors, and sensors. IHS Technology expects the global market for connected, or Internet-enabled devices, to surpass 6…

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House of Batteries Stocking Varta

VARTA Microbattery, a global leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of an extensive variety of high-technology rechargeable and primary batteries, and House of Batteries, industry leaders in the engineering and manufacturing of custom battery systems, announced that House of Batteries will stock and distribute VARTA EasyPack battery packs. Varta EasyPack battery packs are the…

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Manufacturing Rebounds From Winter & Budget Woes

There are still plenty of reasons to be concerned about policies in Washington D.C., but budget fears seem to be abating among manufacturers. In its monthly report on the domestic manufacturing industry, the Institute for Supply Management found in two major sectors – computer and electronic products and transportation equipment – government spending is loosening…

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March PCB Bookings Turn Positive

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the March findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales were up in March and the book-to-bill ratio strengthened, returning to positive territory. Positive Sales Growth Returns Total North American PCB shipments increased 4.8 percent in March 2014 from March 2013, strengthening year-to-date…

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Where’s the Growth? Suppliers Seek Validation

AVX Corp. CEO John Gilbertson has been in the electronics components business long enough to know growth signs when they start cropping up in key industry segments like automotive, cloud storage, defense and telecom. Anecdotal reports, though, aren’t quite as reliable as definite component orders and as a company that sells 44 percent of its…

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