IPC: PCB Sales Declined 1.9% in 2013

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the December findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. PCB sales in 2013 ended the year at -1.9 percent compared to 2012. The book-to-bill ratio in December improved slightly, but remains below parity at 0.92. Slow Growth Continues Total North American PCB shipments…

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EPS Adds to Roster of Executive Bloggers

Continuing its mission to empower, inform and connect professionals within the underserved global electronics purchasing and supply chain community, Electronics Purchasing Strategies (EPS) has engaged five consultants and strategists to contribute perspectives, share best practices and discuss the latest industry developments via monthly blogs. Beginning in February, EPS will feature blogs by the following contributors:…

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Mouser Carrying Kemet’s NEC Tokin Line

Mouser Electronics, a leading engineering resource and global distributor of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it is distributing KEMET’s expanded portfolio which brings together leading-edge products from KEMET’s joint venture partner NEC TOKIN to buyers and design engineers worldwide. Mouser’s expanded product offerings from KEMET include Supercapacitors, High-Current Power Inductors, AC Line Filters, Relays,…

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MMB Networks to Distribute Through Avnet

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has signed a distribution agreement with MMB Networks, a leading global designer and manufacturer of ZigBee module solutions. MMB Networks’ ZigBee modules and USB sticks provide a complete connectivity solution powered by MMB’s RapidConnect software platform, and backed up by MMB’s world-class support…

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Crocus Licenses Magnetic IP to ARM

Crocus Technology, a leading developer of magnetically enhanced semiconductor technologies for mobile security, embedded microcontrollers, harsh environment electronics and magnetic sensors, announced it has licensed its Magnetic Logic Unit (MLU) technology to ARM. Magnetic Logic Unit (MLU) is a CMOS based rugged magnetic technology capable of offering important advantages in performance, size and security for…

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Sony Completes Buy of Renesas Fab

Renesas Electronics Corporation (“Renesas Electronics”, TSE: 6723) and Sony Corporation (“Sony”, TSE: 6758) today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement to transfer a semiconductor manufacturing facility and related equipment (the “Asset Transfer”) at the Tsuruoka Factory (12-inch front-end wafer fabrication line of the semiconductor production facility) of Renesas Yamagata Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (“Renesas…

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CDM Electronics Expands Power Connector Offerings

CDM Electronics, a premier authorized distributor of electronic connectors and cables, said it has significantly expanded its MIL-DTL-55116 (part #M55116) audio frequency connectors and MIL-DTL-55181 (part #M55181) mid-range power connectors.  CDM is an authorized stocking distributor for the complete line of TacCom connectors, and accepts online orders for prototype as well as production quantities. The…

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Semtech Announces Layoffs

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), http://www.semtech.com a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced a reduction in its workforce by approximately 6 percent as part of a previously announced restructuring effort that is expected to strengthen its focus and increase future operating efficiencies. As a result of these activities, the Company also expects to…

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