IPC: EPA Revision Discourages Recycling

In a very odd turn of events, one expert says that the government agency charged with protecting the environment is discouraging recycling efforts. Speaking on behalf of more than 2,000 U.S. electronics manufacturers who are members of IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries, Dr. Brent Grazman said IPC members are strong advocates of scientifically based…

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Vishay to Showcase Power, Passive Devices at APEC 2014

At APEC 2014, Vishay Intertechnology will be highlighting its latest industry-leading power MOSFET, passive component, diode, and power IC technologies for a wide range of applications. New Products on Display at APEC 2014 Composite-Coupled Inductors Built on IHLP® Technology for SEPIC DC/DC Converters and Common Mode Applications Vishay is introducing the first devices in a…

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Littelfuse Adds New VP for Supply Chain and OpEx

Littelfuse, Inc.  announced the appointment of Michael P. Rutz, 42, as Vice President Supply Chain & Operational Excellence. In this newly created position, Rutz will be responsible for the company’s sourcing, supplier development, supply chain, quality and manufacturing engineering services. Rutz joins Littelfuse with 19 years of experience in the global electronics industry. His career…

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WESCO Acquires LaPrairie, Inc.

WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), a leading provider of electrical, industrial, and communications MRO and OEM products, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistics services, announced today that WESCO Distribution, Inc., through its wholly-owned Canadian subsidiary, has completed the previously announced acquisition of LaPrairie, Inc., a wholesale distributor of electrical products located in…

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SIA: Chip Sales Hit Record $305B in 2013

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that worldwide semiconductor sales for 2013 reached $305.6 billion, the industry’s highest-ever annual total and an increase of 4.8 percent from the 2012 total of $291.6 billion. Global sales for the month of December 2013 reached $26.6 billion, marking the…

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ISM: Manufacturing Grows — A Bit More Slowly

 Although growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector in January wasn’t as robust as in prior periods, the nation’s leading index – the PMI — has expanded for the eighth consecutive month, according to the Institute of Supply Management.  The January PMI registered 51.3 percent, a decrease of 5.2 percentage points from December’s seasonally adjusted reading…

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TTI Adds 3M IDC Connectors

Fort Worth, Tex. – TTI, Inc., the leading global distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, announced today the company will distribute 3M’s new 1.27mm IDC connectors in the Americas. All of the advanced features that have made 3M’s IDC connectors the standard throughout the world are offered in a smaller footprint for even more…

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Manncorp Expands SMT Turnkey System Packages

Manncorp has recently reconfigured and expanded its exclusive selection of SMT turnkey packages, including stencil printing, pick-and-place, and reflow soldering equipment, to accommodate a wider range of production levels and budgets.  Among the ten different turnkeys presented on their website at www.manncorp.com/turnkeys is the new 2500-MV package.  Priced at only $46,995, the 2500-MV is designed…

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