Sanmina Bags Nokia Quality Award

Sanmina Corporation (SANM) said Nokia Networks, the world’s specialist in mobile broadband, recently recognized it for outstanding quality with a 2014 Quality Award for Supplier Excellence. With more than 6000 suppliers worldwide, managing quality is crucial to Nokia Networks’ success and growth. The Nokia Networks Quality Awards program was established to encourage and reward superior…

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LEDs Brighten the Holidays, Launch Fashion Trend, Refute Climate Skeptics

Semi-coherent emissions for December 3, 2014: LEDitor-in-Chief Lee Goldberg's non-random sampling of the most noteworthy, interesting, or just plain strange happenings within the SSL universe. It's official! LED lighting declared a no-brainer for most businesses A study recently conducted by the National Federation of Independent Businesses confirms what we've known for quite a while —…

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10 Trends That Will Drive Manufacturing in 2015

Manufacturing activity in the U.S. has been steadily growing all year, and capital investment usually accompanies growth. Over the next few years, manufacturers will be leaning more heavily on IT to help them face the challenges of emerging markets; compliance; and increasing efficiency, IDC Manufacturing Insights reports. Connectivity will play a major role in helping…

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Excelsys Signs New Rep in Canada

Hampstead, N.H. — Excelsys Technologies, leaders in high-efficiency power supply design, announces the addition of JLT & Associates Inc. to its North American representative network. JLT will provide solutions from Excelsys to customers throughout Canada in a variety of specialty markets, including military, industrial, medical and communications. “JLT’s successful engineering-driven, demand-creation capabilities will help Excelsys…

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NAND Flash Market Primed for 12% Growth in 2015

Taipei – Good news for buyers and manufacturers of NAND Flash. Lower production costs for NAND Flash thanks to improving technology will drive higher demand for devices, including SSDs and eMMCs, next year, according to DRAMeXchange, a research division of TrendForce. The NAND Flash market is forecast to reach as high as $27.6 billion at…

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5 DRAM Trends to Watch in 2015

Memory chip makers have never had much problem selling lots of DRAM, but making money at it hasn’t always been easy. According to TrendForce, 2014 will be one year that’s been profitable for the memory market, and if it’s up to vendors, 2015 will be as well. Tier-one manufacturers, benefiting from the global smartphone boom,…

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2014 Top 10 Robotics Projects on Kickstarter

The electronics industry increasingly depends on automation and robotics technology to increase accuracy and speed and reduce cost. And that market is booming. According to a BCC Research report, the market for whole robots, robot parts, robot software, and related safety materials is approaching $22 billion. “Research forecasts it will rise at a five-year compound…

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Maxim MAX Line at Mouser

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the new 5kVRMS MAX14934, MAX14935, and MAX14936 Four Channel Digital Isolators from Maxim Integrated. These devices transfer digital signals between circuits with flexible signal direction pin configurations at temperatures up to +125°C and can withstand repetitive peak voltages of up to 1200V. The Maxim MAX14934, MAX14935, and MAX14936 Four…

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