Key Trends in the High-Tech Aftermarket

Forward-thinking technology companies have been eyeing the aftermarket–the range of products and services required to maintain or reclaim a product after sale–for several years now.  A recent study reinforces the demand for after-market services and the opportunities service providers have in this growing sector. The aftermarket has long been just an afterthought to the sales and…

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STMicroelectronics & Great Wall Motor Establish Joint Lab

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a leading supplier of automotive electronics, together with Great Wall Motor Company Limited (GWM), China’s leading SUV and pickup manufacturer and privately owned enterprise, today announced a strategic partnership and the establishment of a joint development laboratory at GWM’s…

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PCB Book-to-Bill Remains Strong

 IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the May findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. The PCB book-to-bill ratio stayed strong for the sixth consecutive month, remaining at 1.10, an indication that recovery from nearly a two-year slump may be starting. Total North American PCB shipments were down 4.4…

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Heilind Stocking FCI MPH Connectors

 Heilind Electronics, the largest distributor of interconnect products in North America, is now stocking FCI’s mezzanine, power and high-speed (MPH) connectors. The FCI mezzanine connector family is for parallel board stacking applications for diverse markets, such as data, medical, telecom, storage, networking and industrial. Those mezzanine options include high-speed mezzanine connectors, fine-pitch mezzanine connectors and…

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Global Semiconductor Sales Surge

 The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $24.70 billion for the month of May 2013, an increase of 4.6 percent from the previous month when sales were $23.62 billion. This represents the largest sequential monthly increase in sales for the industry…

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Molex Celebrates 75 Years of Innovation

As Molex Incorporated (NASDAQ: MOLX and MOLXA), begins its new fiscal year today, the company proudly celebrates its 75th year in business serving customers in the global electronics industry. Providing innovative interconnect solutions to the world’s leading manufacturers, the company’s primary markets include data communications, telecommunications, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, aerospace and defense, medical and…

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