COM DEV Awards W.L. Gore

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., has become the first and only electronics manufacturer to receive the Platinum Award from COM DEV International Ltd. – the global designer and manufacturer of space hardware – for its performance in supplying GORE® Microwave/RF Assemblies. Gore’s cable assemblies maintain reliable electrical and mechanical integrity in demanding environments.  This…

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IPC Streamlines Event Calendar

Combining three events into one, IPC’s inaugural IPC TechSummit™on October 28–30, 2014, in Raleigh, N.C., will focus on innovation, reliability and leadership — three cornerstones of successful business in today’s electronics marketplace. The summit, targeting electronics industry engineers, technologists, managers and executives, will provide world-class educational and networking opportunities as well as panel discussions to…

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Heilind Launches Autoreplenishment System

Heilind Electronics, the largest distributor of interconnect products in North America, is offering a new inventory management replenishment (IMRS) program. The updated system replaces the traditional POS scanner that communicates via modem with a tablet and Bluetooth scanner that communicates via Wi-Fi or the Internet. Heilind’s IMRS program offers numerous customer benefits including: Reduced inventory,…

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India, Africa to Fuel Smartphone Demand

The smartphone market has been a boon for component makers and has in part offset declining demand in PCs. But according to IDC, even smartphone growth will begin to level off.  Manufacturers will have to look toward emerging markets such as India and Africa for the next wave of growth. In 2013 the worldwide smartphone…

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Trust But Verify Reverse Logistics Providers

The perception of the reverse logistics industry has shifted over the last several years.  Reverse logistics has gone from being viewed as an afterthought to a necessary evil to being recognized as a wealth of opportunity.  This shift has occurred as a result of several factors including: shortened product lifecycles, increased regulations and standards, consumer…

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Macro Sensors LVDTs Replace Proximity Sensors

Pennsauken, N.J. — Macro Sensors LVDT linear position sensors may be used to replace proximity sensors in the automated control systems of hot air, heat staking machinery used by many high technology and manufacturing industries in the manufacture of thermoplastic assemblies. “In this automated assembly process, super heated hot air melts plastic studs, softening them…

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CDE Expands Hybrid Polymer Al Lytic Capacitor Line

New Bedford, Mass. — Cornell Dubilier Electronics, Inc. (CDE) has released the type HZA hybrid polymer aluminum electrolytic capacitors. The HZA capacitors offer the ultra-low equivalent series resistance (ESR) characteristics of conductive aluminum polymer capacitors packaged in a V-chip, SMT case, with high capacitance and voltage ratings previously available only in aluminum electrolytic technology. The…

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PEI-Genesis Expands in Brazil

PEI-Genesis, Inc., one of the world’s fastest assemblers of precision connectors and power supplies, has signed an agreement with AGS Aerohoses of Cruzeiro, Sao Paulo, Brazil to represent PEI-Genesis’s portfolio of high reliability connectors and design services throughout Brazil. This agreement will bring PEI-Genesis’ deep expertise and resources to the Brazilian marketplace by offering its…

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‘Protect and Attack’ Strategy Earns Lenovo Record Sales

The Lenovo Group recently announced record results for its third fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2013. While the company attributes its record sales “to a strong global execution, an innovative product portfolio and an increasing mix of PC Plus revenues,” the underlying driver continues to be its guiding philosophy of “protect and attack” implemented about…

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