Manufacturing Rebounds From Winter & Budget Woes

There are still plenty of reasons to be concerned about policies in Washington D.C., but budget fears seem to be abating among manufacturers. In its monthly report on the domestic manufacturing industry, the Institute for Supply Management found in two major sectors – computer and electronic products and transportation equipment – government spending is loosening…

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March PCB Bookings Turn Positive

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the March findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales were up in March and the book-to-bill ratio strengthened, returning to positive territory. Positive Sales Growth Returns Total North American PCB shipments increased 4.8 percent in March 2014 from March 2013, strengthening year-to-date…

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Where’s the Growth? Suppliers Seek Validation

AVX Corp. CEO John Gilbertson has been in the electronics components business long enough to know growth signs when they start cropping up in key industry segments like automotive, cloud storage, defense and telecom. Anecdotal reports, though, aren’t quite as reliable as definite component orders and as a company that sells 44 percent of its…

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TE Awards Digi-Key

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, recently received TE Connectivity’s (TE) 2013 Americas Distributor of the Year award. This award is presented annually to the distributor demonstrating innovation and performance in support of TE product. Historically, Digi-Key has been well positioned with TE, garnering back-to-back…

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