Ametek Acquires Teseq

AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE: AME) today announced that it has acquired Teseq Group, a leading manufacturer of test and measurement instrumentation for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing, for CHF 83 million ($92 million).  Headquartered in Luterbach, Switzerland, the privately held company has annual sales of approximately CHF 48 million ($53 million). Teseq manufactures a broad line of…

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Motorola Acquires Twisted Pair

Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) today announced that it has acquired Twisted Pair Solutions, a recognized leader in push-to-talk over broadband applications for secure, real-time communication anywhere, on any device. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Twisted Pair is a privately held software communications company whose WAVE® software transforms smartphones, tablets and PCs into…

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Xilinx Holds Tightly to FPGA Lead

Xilinx Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) is hot with investors and the analyst community. The rating of the semiconductor manufacturer was recently upgraded by several research firms with all of them jacking up their 52-week price target for its stock on the belief that the company is well positioned for near-term growth after notching a technology edge…

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Taiwan Manufacturing Grows on Export Hike

In Taiwan, manufacturing activities rose in December to their highest level in almost three years, closing 2013 with a bang and pointing to continuing expansion in one of the electronics industry’s key production areas. A report from HSBC and Markit today said the Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for Taiwan surged to 55.2 in December,…

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Molex Lauds TTI

 Molex Incorporated recently presented TTI, Inc. with its 2013 Global Distributor of the Year Award.  Presented annually, the award recognizes outstanding partners demonstrating growth in global sales coupled with customer service, operational and management excellence. “An exceptional channel partner, TTI sales consistently outpace those of peer distributors,” states Graham Brock, executive vice president and president…

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Molex Awards Mouser

Molex Incorporated has bestowed its 2013 Global e-Catalog Distributor of the Year Award on Mouser Electronics, Inc.  The annual award recognizes a Molex distributor for outstanding financial growth in Internet-based e-catalog sales and customer procurement across global markets.  “E-commerce drives a significant percentage of business acquisition.  Web sales rank among the fastest growing distributor channels. …

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