Heilind Stocks Amphenol SFP/SFP+ Connectors

Wilmington, Mass. — Heilind Electronics, a leading distributor of electronic components, is now stocking SFP/SFP+ Cage and Connector Systems by Amphenol Connectors. Amphenol’s high-speed assemblies are a high-performance, cost-effective solution for gigabit speed applications in data and switched fabric I/O, switches, routers, data storage arrays and computer clusters. The high-speed assemblies meet and exceed industry standards.…

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Wearables Market to Reach $25.2B by 2020

Portland, Ore. — According to a new report by Allied Market Research titled, “Global Markets for Wearable Electronics (Products, Components, Applications and Geography) – Strategic Analysis and Forecast, 2013 – 2020”, global wearable electronics market is forecast to reach $25.19 billion with a corresponding volume of 142.6 million units by 2020. The market revenue is expected to…

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Top 10 Steps to Avoid Product Recall

A product recall is tantamount to a kiss of death in certain segments of the economy, especially for food and other agricultural products. Not so much in other areas such as in the automotive market where manufacturers, led by General Motors, have this year recalled millions of vehicles. The electronics industry falls somewhere in between…

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AST Earns ATEX Certification for Pressure Transmitters

Mt. Olive, N.J. – American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) has achieved ATEX certification of its Explosion Proof Pressure Transmitters for Class I Zone 0 Exd hazardous locations. The added approvals enhance the ability for equipment manufacturers to specify AST pressure transducers as the sensors can now operate in both North America and Europe. AST Explosion Proof…

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Distribution: Masters of Problem-Solving

As electronics component sales and service organizations, distributors assist customers in a variety of ways. Master Electronics of Santa Monica, CA, prefers to call its role “problem-solving.” “We will do anything at this company that makes business sense for ourselves and the customer,” says Riad Nizam, vice president of sales for Master Electronics. “If you…

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Engineers Do Not Care

It may surprise you that design engineers don't give a single thought to the manufacturing costs of the circuit boards they design for industrial, commercial, and even medical products. In many cases, that's because the boards are for new generations of existing products, so the project manager likely expects the electronics to cost “about the…

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Avnet Demonstrates Freescale Kinetis MCU’s Next-Generation Software Development Tools in New SpeedWay Design Workshop Series

PHOENIX — Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), will host a series of SpeedWay Design Workshops™, featuring Freescale® Semiconductor’s K2 next-generation Kinetis® ARM® Cortex®-M microcontrollers and enablement tools. Avnet’s one-day Freescale K2 SpeedWay Design Workshop will provide microcontroller hardware and software engineers with complimentary training and hands-on product experience…

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IEC Electronics Corp. 1st to Earn Certification as Qualified Manufacturer to IPC/WHMA-A-620

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., — IPC’s Validation Services Program has awarded the first IPC/WHMA-A-620 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) to IEC Electronics Corporation’s Newark, New York and Albuquerque, New Mexico locations; and Southern California Braiding facility in Bell Gardens, California. The three facilities were the first to successfully complete an intensive audit to IPC/WHMA-A-620, Requirements and Acceptance for…

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World Micro Expands Nikkohm Resistor Line

TOKYO — Georgia-based electronics distributor World Micro announced today that it has expanded its franchise distribution agreement with Nikkohm, a leading manufacturer of High Performance Thin Film Resistors. The agreement now gives World Micro the ability to promote, distribute, and market product in North America, South America, and Malaysia. The expanded relationship is expected to…

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