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    Opinion: US Oversight of the Internet

    As US politicians debate the future of the Internet, Bishop & Associates’ John MacWilliams makes the case for leaving oversight in the hands of the US.   The World Wide Web evolved out of DARPA Net in the late 1980s, emerging from an NSF/university technology dotcom system, and then as an open Internet in the Read More >>

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    News Briefs for August 18, 2015

    For the latest news on appointments, certifications, new business ventures, and new hires, read the news briefs for August 18, 2015.   Mouser Electronics honored the recipients of its Annual Mouser Best-in-Class Award on August 3. The award recognizes the outstanding individuals from Mouser’s manufacturer partners who best supported the distributor’s marketing programs and new Read More >>

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Opinion: US Oversight of the Internet

As US politicians debate the future of the Internet, Bishop & Associates’ John MacWilliams makes the case for leaving oversight in the hands of the US.   The World Wide Web evolved out of DARPA Net in the late 1980s, emerging from an NSF/university technology dotcom system, and then as an open Internet in the Read More >>

News Briefs

News Briefs for August 18, 2015

For the latest news on appointments, certifications, new business ventures, and new hires, read the news briefs for August 18, 2015.   Mouser Electronics honored the recipients of its Annual Mouser Best-in-Class Award on August 3. The award recognizes the outstanding individuals from Mouser’s manufacturer partners who best supported the distributor’s marketing programs and new Read More >>

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News Briefs for August 11, 2015

For the latest appointments, distribution agreements, and awards, check out the news briefs for August 11, 2015. Hubbel Incorporated announced a number of appointments for its BURNDY and Harsh & Hazardous businesses within its Hubbell Construction & Energy Group. David Smith has been named vice president and general manager, BURNDY USA, within the new HCE Read More >>

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News Briefs for August 4, 2015

For the latest appointments, certifications, and facility openings, read the news briefs for August 4, 2015.   TE Connectivity has been named a lead partner to Andretti Technologies, the technology incubation and advanced engineering business of Andretti Autosport. The groundbreaking technology partnership will leverage TE’s expertise in sensors and connectors, including its DEUTSCH Autosport range Read More >>

Facts and Figures

Facts & Figures: Customers Choose Top Distributors

Bishop & Associates completed its 2015 customer survey of electronic distributors. In the second of two articles, we reveal the distributors rated best for website usefulness and price competitiveness, as well as best overall distributor.   Bishop & Associates just concluded its annual survey of electronic distributors, in which it asked connector and cable assembly users to Read More >>

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News Briefs for July 14, 2015

Mergers, personnel changes, product news and more are all part of the news briefs for July 14, 2015. Amphenol has made a binding offer of $1.275 billion to Bain Capital for FCI Asia, which will be the company’s second acquisition this year. The acquisition, which will be financed with cash and debt, will close by Read More >>

Amphenol to Buy FCI Asia

Amphenol has made a binding offer to Bain Capital for FCI Asia, which will be the company’s second acquisition this year. Amphenol Corporation has made a binding offer to of $1.275 billion to Bain Capital for Singapore-based FCI Asia Pte. Ltd. The acquisition, which will be financed with cash and debt, is expected to close Read More >>

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News Briefs for June 23, 2015

The news briefs for June 23, 2015 include new company leaders, a plethora of distributor recognition, and service- and product-related announcements geared to better serve connector customers. Mouser Electronics announced the opening of a Japan Customer Service Center, located in Tokyo. Mouser will provide customer service and local technical support as it establishes a deeper Read More >>

Facts and Figures

Facts & Figures: Customer Evaluation of Electronic Distributors

Bishop & Associates has wrapped up its 2015 customer survey of electronic distributors. In the first of two articles, we reveal the distributors rated best in breadth of product, support, ease of doing business, and delivery.   Bishop & Associates just concluded its annual survey of electronic distributors in which it asked connector and cable assembly Read More >>

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News Briefs for June 16, 2015

For more information on new facilities, awards, learning tools, and 100G performance, check out the news briefs for June 16, 2015. Mouser Electronics has received the esteemed NorthFace ScoreBoard Award (NFSB) from Omega Management Group for the third straight year in recognition of Mouser’s excellence in global customer service and support. As it was in Read More >>

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News Briefs for June 9, 2015

The awards pile up along with acquisitions, partnerships, and promotions in the news briefs for June 9, 2015.   Molex Incorporated announced the acquisition of ProTek Medical Ltd. by Molex Ireland Holdings B.V. Headquartered in Sligo, Ireland, ProTek Medical Ltd. specializes in supplying custom solutions for medical device manufacturers in the global medical industry. It Read More >>

Inside Connection

Inside Connection: AMETEK Interconnect Technologies

Inside Connection highlights the technologies, innovations, special services, and unique products from connector suppliers like AMETEK Interconnect Technologies. Headquarters: Cincinnati, Ohio, US About the Company AMETEK Interconnect Technologies is a business unit of AMETEK Inc. and combines the skills and capabilities of Hermetic Seal Corporation and Sealtron Inc. These two historic brands have a long legacy of applying Read More >>