IP&E: Awaiting Stronger Distribution & End-Market Orders

Manufacturers of passive products anticipating strong sales growth in 2014 are pinning their hopes on improvements in key end-markets, including automotive, consumer electronics, telecommunications and even the defense sector but they say tepid distribution orders and low inventory levels indicate channel partners remain wary about the strength of the ongoing market recovery. Many of the…

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RS Components Signs Global Deal With FCT

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has signed a global distribution agreement with FCT, a Molex company*, to supply the company’s popular range of D-Sub interconnect products worldwide. This formal agreement cements the excellent relationship that has existed between…

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UMC Releases Q1 Earnings

First Quarter 2014 Overview: Revenue: NT$31.69 billion (US$1.04 billion) Gross margin: 18.6%; operating margin: 3.0% Foundry capacity utilization rate: 81% Net income attributable to the stockholders of the parent: NT$1.18 billion (US$38.7 million) Earnings per share: NT$0.09; earnings per ADS: US$0.015 United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TWSE: 2303) (“UMC” or “The Company”), a leading global…

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Sager Expands FAE Program

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of IP&E electronic components, today announced the further expansion of its Field Application Engineering (FAE) program with the addition of Bob Kochem.  Mr. Kochem joins Sager as a field applications engineer supporting power and thermal design activities in New England. “At Sager Electronics, we continue to expand our…

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Pasternack Debuts Wide Dynamic Range Limiting Amplifiers

Irvine, CA – Pasternack Enterprises, Inc. has introduced a line of wide dynamic range broadband limiting amplifiers commonly used in electronic warfare, microwave receivers and broadband communications systems. The coaxial limiting amplifiers cover a wide frequency range between 1 to 18 GHz. These broadband limiting amplifiers are used to protect sensitive microwave receivers by “limiting”…

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