U.S. Manufacturing Slides For Third Straight Month

The nation’s leading production index fell for the third consecutive month in September, reflecting ongoing uncertainty across manufacturing industries about the global economy. The Institute for Supply Management’s PMI declined to 50.2 percent in September, its lowest point since December of 2012. The PMI is hovering just above the point of contraction: a reading above…

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Amazon Robotics: IoT In The Warehouse

While there is no shortage of stories about the future potential of Amazon’s drone delivery program, the real magic of the Internet of Things (IoT) is already happening at Amazon's vast fulfillment warehouses in the US. Thousands of robots in these locations gather merchandise for individual orders. Joseph Durham, manager of research and advanced development at Amazon…

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Socionext Starts Volume Mfg of ‘Camera Front Engine’

Sunnyvale, Calif. — Socionext America Inc., a new leader in advanced custom SoC design technology, today announced volume production of its new MB86S29, a ‘camera front engine’ specialized for Bayer data processing that accommodates new functions of the industry’s latest image sensors. The MB86S29 is the newest Milbeaut Image Processor product from Socionext and is…

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Radiall, FCI Partner on OCTIS System

Paris, France– Radiall and FCI announce their joint partnership to develop and promote the innovative OCTIS™ (Outdoor Connector Transceiver Inside System). Specifically designed to address the challenges associated with the deployment of 4G+, LTE+ and future 5G in the Telecom market, OCTIS™ provides a robust I/O interconnect solution that can operate in challenging outdoor and harsh environments. The Radiall…

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TTI Delivers Faster Amphenol Fiber Optic Assemblies

Addressing the need for quicker deliveries of fiber-optic connector assemblies, Amphenol Aerospace, a division of Amphenol Corp., recently named TTI, Inc. as its exclusive value-added assembler for its ARINC 801, MT, and CF38999 tight tolerance fiber-optic MIL-DTL-38999 Series III circular plug and receptacle connectors. These products are primarily used in commercial aerospace and military sectors across a…

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IPC: PCB Book-to-Bill Hits 5-Year High

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the August findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Year-over-year sales and order growth continued in August and the book-to-bill ratio climbed to 1.13, its highest level in more than five years. Total North American PCB shipments increased 1.5 percent in August 2015…

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