IPC: EPA Revision Discourages Recycling

In a very odd turn of events, one expert says that the government agency charged with protecting the environment is discouraging recycling efforts. Speaking on behalf of more than 2,000 U.S. electronics manufacturers who are members of IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries, Dr. Brent Grazman said IPC members are strong advocates of scientifically based…

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CES 2014: Chip Makers Collaborate — And Diversify

Bringing my thoughts together from International CES 2014, I was struck by the extent of diversification – chips, devices, platforms, and especially end-markets. There was, as always, a dizzying amount of information, gadgets, solutions, and futuristic dreams. But two themes really stand out as likely capturing the next phase of the semiconductor and electronics industry:…

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Vishay to Showcase Power, Passive Devices at APEC 2014

At APEC 2014, Vishay Intertechnology will be highlighting its latest industry-leading power MOSFET, passive component, diode, and power IC technologies for a wide range of applications. New Products on Display at APEC 2014 Composite-Coupled Inductors Built on IHLP® Technology for SEPIC DC/DC Converters and Common Mode Applications Vishay is introducing the first devices in a…

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Benchmark Electronics Posts Strong Revenues

Angleton, Tex. — Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: BHE), a leading integrated contract manufacturing provider, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and year which ended December 31, 2013. “We completed 2014 with a robust fourth quarter and year-over-year growth. Revenue and earnings exceeded our fourth quarter expectations with growth driven organically by revenue from…

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Littelfuse Adds New VP for Supply Chain and OpEx

Littelfuse, Inc.  announced the appointment of Michael P. Rutz, 42, as Vice President Supply Chain & Operational Excellence. In this newly created position, Rutz will be responsible for the company’s sourcing, supplier development, supply chain, quality and manufacturing engineering services. Rutz joins Littelfuse with 19 years of experience in the global electronics industry. His career…

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WESCO Acquires LaPrairie, Inc.

WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), a leading provider of electrical, industrial, and communications MRO and OEM products, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistics services, announced today that WESCO Distribution, Inc., through its wholly-owned Canadian subsidiary, has completed the previously announced acquisition of LaPrairie, Inc., a wholesale distributor of electrical products located in…

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