Re-shoring to Kentucky in Balluff’s Production Plan

Florence, Ky. – With the 2014 completion of Balluff’s new state-of-the-art customer support and training center in Florence, KY on Industrial Road; space is now available for expansion in their original location on Holton Drive.  Balluff’s global managing director and owner, Florian Hermle, announced recently that the company will be focusing on local production and “by…

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AST Achieves IECex Certification for ATEX Tranducers, Transmitters

Mt. Olive, N.J. – American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) has achieved IECex certification for its intrinsically safe and ATEX certified pressure transducers and transmitters. In an effort to offer a global pressure sensing solution that addresses both regulatory and environment requirements to different geographic regions throughout the world, American Sensor Technologies continues to add certifications to its portfolio.…

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Cirrus Completes Wolfson Buy

Cirrus Logic, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRUS) today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Wolfson Microelectronics. Cirrus Logic believes that the acquisition will strengthen its position as a market leader with a highly differentiated global customer base and end-to-end signal processing solutions, including integrated circuits and software for portable audio applications. “Wolfson has a rich history…

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Infineon Buys International Rectifier for $3B

PARIS — Infineon Technologies will buy California-based International Rectifier for about $3 billion in cash, in a move described as the German company’s biggest acquisition ever. Through the transaction, the German chip company, best known for its automotive chips, is repositioning itself as a comprehensive provider in the market for silicon-, silicon-carbide-, and gallium-nitride-based power…

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Navigating the Dev Kit Market

The development kit will play an important role in changing the electronics industry – for designers, distributors and purchasing professionals alike. In the last year alone development kits were used in 45 percent of all designs, according to an element14 survey. Today’s development tools have become so sophisticated, it’s easy to forget they were once…

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Kontron Launches SMARC Design Program

Kontron today announced the launch of the SMARC Certified Design Partner Program, which has been set up to support customers in application-specific integration of SMARC Computer-on-Modules. Within this program, customers can make use of the entire scope of hardware integration services ranging from evaluation and development to complete system and software integration. This results in…

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“Next-shoring”? Manufacturing’s New Watershed Moment

Industry forecasts point to significant growth for the duration of 2014 and beyond; but this growth is not just more of the recent same. There are new demand drivers shifting the supply chain balance and with it a new trend in manufacturing is budding. At the center of the growth in consumer electronics is the…

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