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EMS industry faces tight inventories for parts

Major electronics contract manufacturers are faced with tight inventories of parts and finished products and a glut of raw materials, according to market research firm iSuppli Corp. …

POSTED January 26, 2012

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Component supply constraints hinder ‘full-throttle’ EMS growth, says iSuppli

Although the global electronics contract manufacturing industry will return to growth in 2010, the market still faces major uncertainties this year, according to the latest report from iSuppli Corp. Hurdles include component shortages, high unemployment, waning stimulus efforts and more than a trillion dollars in residential and commercial mortgage resets. …

POSTED January 26, 2012

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Ford breaks from tradition; outsources to EMS provider

With the introduction of the company’s second-generation SYNC system, the MyFord platform, Ford Motor Company also marks a change in the company’s supplier strategy to using an electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider to make the system, reports iSuppli. …

POSTED January 26, 2012

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FCI acquires MergeOptics

FCI, a leading manufacturer and provider of connector and cable assembly solutions, has acquired the assets of MergeOptics, a manufacturer of active optical cables (AOCs) and optical transceivers. Information Gatekeepers projects the AOC market to reach 48 million units by 2014. …

POSTED January 26, 2012

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Managing design and supply complexity in automotive electrical/electronic systems

Managing complexity: it’s not as tangible as a cable, connector, electrical center, or electronic module, but it is one of the critical services electrical/electronic (E/E) architecture suppliers like Delphi provides alongside these intricate components and systems. Without it, serious problems can result in terms of design, quality and delivery. With it, the right parts are manufactured and delivered for the right applications every time — on time and with the highest level of quality. …

POSTED January 26, 2012

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Avnet EM first distributor certified for Renesas Board ID products

Avnet Electronics Marketing is the first distributor certified by Renesas Technology America to program the company’s security IC product, Board ID. …

POSTED January 26, 2012

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Intersil claims first video SerDes transceiver for car camera systems

Intersil claims the industry’s first video SerDes transceiver aimed at automotive rear view safety systems. The ISL76321 single-chip SerDes interface IC simplifies system design by sending video data, bi-directional control information and power across a single STP cable. …

POSTED January 26, 2012

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Digi-Key stocks TE NEVALO SSL system

Digi-Key Corp. has announced stock of TE’s solid state lighting (SSL) solution, the NEVALO SSL system, which is designed to accelerate lighting manufacturers’ transition from traditional light sources to new LED lighting fixtures. …

POSTED January 26, 2012

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New solar technology to reduce system costs, boost energy output

eIQ Energy Inc. claims its new solar technology will lower the installed cost of solar power systems and enable them to harvest 5 to 30 percent more energy than conventional systems. …

POSTED January 26, 2012

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Slow growth in the electronics industry

A new report from IPC — Association Connecting Electronics shows slower growth in the global electronics industry. The summer 2011 edition of IPC’s quarterly business report also indicates slower growth in most national economies. …

POSTED January 12, 2012

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