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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IPC Certifies IEC Electronics

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 Cable and Wire…

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Mouser Electronics Announces New Partnership With Grant Imahara of Mythbusters Fame

MUNICH — Mouser Electronics, the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, announced at electronica today a new partnership with longtime Mouser customer Grant Imahara, a celebrity engineer, best known for his role on Mythbusters. As a practicing engineer, Grant can relate to engineers everywhere. He understands the frustrations and inspirations that…

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Avnet & Freescale Host Design Workshops

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 designing with…

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