manufacturing

Pressure Grows for U.S. Manufacturing Revival

Government initiatives aimed at reviving U.S. manufacturing were already underway when the coronavirus effectively knocked out distribution channels linking Chinese manufacturers and U.S. consumers. For example, the Defense Department’s Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment Office has aggressively sought to secure the electronics supply chain for critical infrastructure. Meanwhile, several industrial base proposals have been floated…

Details

CUI Devices Prioritizes Efforts to Support COVID-19 and Medical Applications

CUI Devices has announced new initiatives in its support of the medical industry’s response to the global coronavirus (COVID‑19) pandemic. These initiatives include prioritizing orders and expediting free product samples to OEMs, makers, volunteers, and organizations designing medical equipment key to fighting COVID‑19, such as respirators, ventilators, blood analysis machines, test equipment, patient monitors, imaging…

Details

Hackster.io and UNDP Rally Global Engineering Community to Combat COVID-19

Hackster.io, an Avnet community, is joining forces with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and 12 leading technology companies to support the world’s developing countries in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Launching today, the COVID-19 Detect and Protect Challenge is calling on engineers to design low-cost and easily deployable software, hardware and services that…

Details

ECIAauthorized, ECIA

ECIAauthorized Expands to Non-Association Members

For the past six months, the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) has been in a state of flux. For the procurement community, that became evident though changes to ECIAauthorized, the association’s inventory-aggregation site. In October, some of ECIA’s biggest members – global distributors Arrow Electronics Inc., Avnet Inc. and Electrocomponents plc—left the trade association to…

Details

Mouser Launches New Price and Availability Assistant

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the New Product Introduction (NPI) leader empowering innovation, announces its new Price and Availability Assistant, which allows customers to easily check prices and availability on millions of semiconductors and electronic components. Customers simply drag and drop, type in or load (copy and paste) a parts list with desired quantities for rapid pricing…

Details

Waymo Driver Outlines Component-Rich Robocar

Waymo recently released via Youtube a lecture on “Waymo Driver,” the company’s fifth-generation robocar platform. Presented by YooJung Ahn, head of design at Waymo, the video clip shares the new platform’s basic design ideas. Ultimately, the trick that caught many industry observers’ eyes about the latest robocar was Waymo’s liberal use of various sensors, including…

Details

CUI Global Acquires Utility-Scale Solar EPC Company

CUI Global, Inc. (Nasdaq: CUI) (“CUI Global” or the “Company”) today announced the closing of the acquisition of Reach Construction Group (“Reach”), a privately held engineering, procurement and construction (“EPC”) company, specializing in utility-scale solar construction throughout North America, effective April 1, 2020.   The acquisition offers significant synergies for revenue growth, including Reach’s deep expertise…

Details