Molex to Acquire Laird Connected Vehicle Solutions

Molex Electronic Technologies, LLC, a leading global manufacturer of electronic solutions, announced today that the company has agreed to acquire the Connected Vehicle Solutions (“CVS”) division of Laird Limited, owned by funds managed by Advent International. Laird CVS specializes in the design, development and delivery of vehicle antenna systems, smart device integration and vehicle connectivity…

EDS Showcases IP&E Components

The Electronics Distribution Show (EDS) held earlier this month not only highlights the tight partnerships between electronic component manufacturers and distributors, it also gives component suppliers the chance to showcase some of their newest product introductions. This year many of the new products fell into the category of interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) components from…

Laird TEMs Improve Heat Dissipation

Laird has introduced a new series of miniature thermoelectric modules (TEMs) built using Laird Tlam thermally conductive circuit boards instead of traditional ceramic-based circuit boards. The Tlam OptoTEC series is designed for applications where temperature stabilization of sensitive optical components in photonics, telecom, medical and consumer markets is critical. The company said the use of…

Digi-Key Expands IoT Offerings

Thief River Falls, Minn. —Digi-Key Corp. has added several new suppliers in response to customer demand for Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. By leveraging the global distributor’s hybrid model, focused on product fulfillment and services, along with its highly trafficked website, these embedded and wireless solution suppliers are expected to expand their global reach as…