Survey: Manufacturing Execs Remain Confident

Prime Advantage, the leading buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, announced the findings of its thirteenth edition of the Purchasing and Manufacturing Survey, revealing financial projections and top concerns of more than 700 U.S. industrial manufacturing companies. The results show continued optimism about revenues and employment, despite concerns about rising costs and a lack of qualified…

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Bel Fuse & Cosel Sign Licensing Pact

Bel Fuse Inc. (NASDAQ: BELFA/BELFB), a premier global manufacturer of networking and telecommunication products and power management solutions, announced today that it has entered into a non-exclusive, worldwide, multi-year field of use license agreement with Japan-based Cosel, Co., LTD, a leading global provider of high-quality, ultra-small AC-DC power supplies, DC-DC converters and noise filters. Under…

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Newark element14 Signs RECOM Power

Chicago, Ill. –– Newark element14, a high-service distributor of technology products and engineering solutions, has added RECOM Power, an innovative leader in the manufacture and distribution of power converters and switching regulators, as one of its global power supply partners. The partnership comes as a welcome extension to an already successful partnership in Asia via element14.…

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ISM: Manufacturing Slows, But Still Grows

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September for the 16th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 64th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®. The report was issued today by Bradley J. Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, chair of the Institute for Supply Management®(ISM®)Manufacturing…

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Henkel to Acquire Bergquist

Düsseldorf – Henkel signed an agreement to acquire The Bergquist Company, a privately-held leading supplier of thermal-management solutions for the electronics industry worldwide. This transaction will provide Henkel Adhesive Technologies with a strong position in thermal-management solutions, in particular for use in automotive, consumer and industrial electronics as well as emerging applications in LED lighting.…

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Lattice Power Recognized for Breakthrough LED PAR38 Lamp

Palo Alto, Calif. – Lattice Power, the first company to commercialize high performance, low cost GaN-on-Silicon LEDs, announced today that its new PAR38 LED lamp has been recognized by the Illuminating Engineering Society Progress Committee as providing an important advancement in lighting. The company’s new proprietary GaN-on-Silicon LED PAR38 LED lamp delivers outstanding efficacy, superior brightness…

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Cree Earns U.S. DoD MRL 8 Designation

Durham, N.C. — Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a leader in gallium nitride (GaN) RF devices, has earned the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) manufacturing readiness level eight (MRL 8) designation. Awarded for its production of GaN monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), this designation verifies Cree’s ability to provide assured, affordable and commercially viable production capabilities…

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Avnet Addresses Big Data Issues

Phoenix, Ariz. – Is big data living up to its promise? The newly-released sixth edition of AXIOM magazine from Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), analyzes the implications and opportunities for big data in the electronics industry. AXIOM, which comes from the Latin root axioma, is defined as information that is thought fitting…

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