Sustaining a Green, Global Business

When you're managing a multibillion-dollar global company, going green involves more than changing out incandescent lightbulbs. The environmental program becomes even more complicated when that company is a leading player in the electronics supply chain with a massive logistics and integration structure across the world to consider, not to mention a vast range of customers…

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Arrow Awards NKK

NKK Switches, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of innovative electromechanical switches, today announced that the company was awarded the 2014 Arrow Partnership Award from Arrow Electronics. NKK was honored with this award due to the company’s commitment to explore new growth opportunities with Arrow and for providing technical customer service throughout its long-standing partnership…

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Zentech Receives IPC Validation

IPC’s Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) to Zentech Manufacturing Inc., an electronics and engineering service firm in Baltimore, Md. The facility underwent an intensive two-day audit based on two of IPC’s foremost standards: IPC J-STD-001, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies and IPC-A-610, Acceptability of…

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Infographic: Tracing the Impact of EE

If you look around your daily life, from what's beside our roads to what's in our offices to what's running our supply chains, electrical engineers have been the ones pushing innovation to the newest frontiers. When the telegraph was invented, few people could have imagined how developments would continue to evolve over the decades, coming…

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TI Smart Meter SoCs Enable More Features

Dallas, Tex. – Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced three-phase metering systems-on-chip (SoCs) for smart electricity meters and portable measurement applications. The MSP430F67641 SoCs include high-performance delta-sigma analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) for energy measurement products requiring high accuracy across a wide dynamic range. An integrated 320-segment LCD eliminates the need for external drivers and enables developers to create smart energy measurement…

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NorComp Lauds Heilind

Heilind Electronics, the largest interconnect distributor in North America, has received a Distributor Excellence Award for 2013 from NorComp. The award was presented to Heilind at the annual Electronics Distribution Show and Conference in Las Vegas. “We’re honored to receive this award from NorComp,” says Keith Lyall, supplier business manager at Heilind. “NorComp is an…

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Circuit Reliability for the Auto Industry

As we've said often (to anyone who will listen) in the last few months, circuit reliability is not a new-node problem, and circuit reliability challenges are applicable in varying degrees of criticality and complexity to many different industries. This time, let's talk specifically about the automotive industry, some of the circuit reliability challenges it must…

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