There’s no excuse for not being on
your guard against counterfeit parts if you do business in or around the
electronics industry. From reputational damage to customer and employee
injuries, making sure you work only with genuine, reliable parts is
essential for your continued success and profitability.
One of the electronics industry’s largest hybrid distributors – America II Electronics—has acquired another leading hybrid, Advanced MP Technology. The combination of two companies—an estimated $427 million in revenue—would rank the company 15th on EPSNews’ Top Global Distributors List.
The ghosts of shortages past – specifically, the inventory glut of
2001—are haunting manufacturers of interconnect, passive and
electromechanical (IP&E) components.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. –
September 18, 2018 – America II, a portfolio company of Wynnchurch
Capital, LLC (“Wynnchurch”), announced the acquisition of Advanced MP
Technology, Inc. (“Advanced MP”).
John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO, issued the following statement on
the decision of the U.S. government to impose additional tariffs on
about $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, the third such list
announced this year.
In a joint press release the Electronic Component Industry Association
(ECIA) and Performance Review Institute (PRI) announced the release of a
new standard titled “AC7403: Audit Criteria for Counterfeit Mitigation
by Authorized Distribution.”
A University of Queensland (UQ) research student is fighting to avoid
extradition to the United States, after American authorities accused him
of exporting military radar equipment to help the Iranian Government.
The Defense Department has been working to ensure the billions it spends
on parts such as electronic components are genuine and working. One
idea with a lot of potential comes from the Naval Surface Warfare Center
in Crane, Indiana. That’s where Alison Smith is chief engineer of
Material Analysis of Microelectronic Component Technologies.
It goes without saying that our insatiable
demand for ever more advanced and ubiquitous electronic technologies is a
good thing for the electronic engineering industry. The thriving market
supports countless jobs throughout the supply chain and has made lots
of companies very rich – just ask Apple.
Applied DNA Sciences announced today the signing of a new contract to
continue uninterrupted service of the company’s DNA marking program at
the Defense Logistics Agency’s (DLA) Land and Maritime’s Product Test
Center (PTC) in Columbus, Ohio.