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Molex Acquires Keyssa Core Tech & IP thumbnail

Molex, a global electronics leader and connectivity innovator, has acquired core technology and intellectual property (IP) from Keyssa Inc., a pioneer in high-speed contactless connectors. The acquisition of this unique wireless chip-to-chip technology, including over 350 filed patent applications, will accelerate Molex’s strategy to further expand and diversify its micro connector portfolio with highly flexible, …

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Panduit Names McDaniel as Next CEO thumbnail

Panduit announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Shannon McDaniel as its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President effective January 1, 2022. McDaniel, who currently serves as the company’s chief financial officer, will succeed current CEO and President Dennis Renaud, who will retire at the end of 2021. “As a results-focused leader, …

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How to Reduce Supply Chain Delays During a Product Launch thumbnail

Luke Smith The introduction of any new product line is an exciting prospect. Yet, it’s also important to recognize not everything will run as perfectly as you’d like. There will certainly be elements outside of your control causing bumps in the road. The most common among these are issues with the supply chain. After all, …

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Milexia Deal Boosts SL Power’s UK Presence thumbnail

SL Power Electronics (SLPE) has appointed Milexia as UK Distributor for its range of power supplies for mission-critical applications. The SL Power Electronics product range extends from 10 to 3,000-watt internal power supplies as well as a broad range of Level VI Tier 2 6-watt to 240-watt external power supplies and provides Milexia with access …

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Talking With KATEK CEO Rainer Koppitz Part 5 – Maintaining Momentum thumbnail

The KATEK group believes in autonomy across its companies, allowing individual leadership to manage each business in the group. That’s called a “speedboat” strategy, but when you have a veritable fleet of speedboats, how do you maintain that entrepreneurial approach and avoid becoming a cumbersome supertanker? KATEK’s Ranier Koppitz In the final interview of this …

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ECIA Completes Phase 2 of the Design Registration Process thumbnail

ECIA’s Global Industry Practices Committee (GIPC) has taken on the task of modernizing the channel’s design registration (“d-reg”) process. Assembling a group of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and industry stakeholders, representing the entire component channel including semiconductors, electromechanical and passives, the group has designed a multi-phase initiative to assess the current state and desired-future state …

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ECIA: December Component Sales Momentum Slows thumbnail

The electronics industry’s outlook for the rest of the year differs significantly from the overall U.S. manufacturing sector. The ECIA reports a steep decline in sales sentiment for December. That would bring the ECIA’s sales index below its baseline of 100 for the first time in 18 months. By contrast, the overall U.S. manufacturing sector …

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PMIC Prices to Increase 10% thumbnail

Due to material shortages caused by insufficient semiconductor supply, to date, power management IC (PMIC) prices remain on an upward trend, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations. Average selling price (ASP) for 1H22 is forecast to increase by nearly 10%, reaching a record six year high. In terms of the global supply chain, in addition to …

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Supply Chain Costs Blight SMEs, Says Survey thumbnail

Supply chain disruption (36%), higher transport costs (27%) and shipping delays (26%) have been the top factors impacting small businesses within the manufacturing sector over he past year, according to a new report.   The Staffing and supply report carried out by card payments specialist takepayments limited, surveyed SME business owners across the UK to …

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Digi-Key launches its December DigiWish Giveaway thumbnail

Digi-key Electronics has launched its 13th annual DigiWish Giveaway and is playing the role of Santa… The distributor is helping 24 lucky winners cross the items off their wish list early, it says. Participants can enter the competition to win Digi-Key products of their choice during the month of December, up to Christmas Eve. To …

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