Heilind Adds 3M 9Q Series Cable Assemblies

Heilind Electronics, a leading global distributor of electronic components and authorized distributor for 3M, recently added the manufacturer’s QSFP28 9Q Series direct attach copper cable assemblies to its growing inventory of interconnect and cabling products. Available with custom EEPROM mapping, the QSFP28 cable assemblies deliver speeds of up to 100 Gbps while virtually eliminating high-frequency…

3M Hits Record Revenue for 2014

3M (NYSE:MMM) today reported fourth-quarter earnings of$1.81 per share, an increase of 11.7 percent versus the fourth quarter of 2013. Sales grew 2.0 percent year-on-year to$7.7 billion. Organic local-currency sales grew 6.3 percent with acquisitions adding 0.1 percent to sales. Foreign currency translation reduced sales by 4.4 percent year-on-year. Operating income was $1.7 billion and…

Mixed Quarter Looms For IP&E Suppliers

Most IP&E suppliers had a solid September quarter, with many companies reporting higher sales and earnings year over year. While that momentum is thrusting some suppliers into a strong December quarter and end to 2014, other suppliers are more cautious, citing currency fluctuations, lower distributor sales, the effects of previous restructuring efforts, and uncertain economic and…

3M Names Supply Chain Chief

3M announced today that Paul A. Keel has been appointed senior vice president, Supply Chain, effective immediately. He replacesChristopher D. Holmes who will retire. Keel is currently managing director, 3M United Kingdom-Ireland Region. “Paul is an accomplished leader whose strategic thinking skills, international experience and demonstrated record of success make him uniquely qualified for this…

3M Launches Design Site

A new website from 3M helps electrical design engineers to find 3M solutions for design and performance challenges facing manufacturers of electrical equipment. Based on feedback from 3M customers and technology experts, the site’s improved navigation organizes 3M electrical solutions for equipment manufacturers in a logical, user-friendly layout with searchable categories of common applications for…

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…