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June 2021 Connector Industry News II
June 2021 Connector Industry News II > Event News
ECIA’s Chief Analyst Dale Ford interviews economist Cliff Waldman, CEO of New World Economics, on the latest episode of The Channel Channel podcast. The two discuss the broader economy and global trends that will impact growth in the electronic components industry. Cliff hosts the “Manufacturing Matters” podcast and will be presenting at the ECIA Executive Conference in October. “Cliff Waldman’s talk at the Executive Conference in 2019 was very well-received,” said ECIA Chief Analyst Dale Ford. “His insights into changing global demographics as one of the pillars of economic growth, as well as the role of government stimulus, where the next low labor cost region will be, and other mega-trends are very important to the electronic components industry.” The podcast discussion covers technology’s role as a solution to the challenges of changing global demographics, the impact of the pandemic, his recommendations for where research funding needs to be invested, and more. To listen to the podcast, go to www.ECIAnow.org/podcasts. For more information about the Executive Conference, which will be held in-person October 24-26, 2021, visit ECIA Executive Conference.
June 2021 Connector Industry News II > Partnership, Personnel, & Acquisitions News
ECIA announced the addition of digital transformation consultant Big Zeta to its roster of Service Partners. Big Zeta’s experienced team of engineers, designers, and strategists deliver great digital experiences and SaaS search products through revolutionary search, strategy, and execution. They provide a path to digital transformation for electronics companies through industry tailored customer insights and comprehensive industry knowledge. “Digital transformation has taken center stage in many strategic planning sessions, especially this past tumultuous year,” commented ECIA Sr. Vice President Victor Meijers. “Big Zeta’s approach is tailored to the electronic components industry, making them a valuable potential partner for our members.” The ECIA Service Partner (ESP) program was established to extend the value and offering of the Association to its members. By leveraging outside organizations that have a proven track record of working with the industry, ECIA can offer additional benefits to members in addressing business needs that are deemed to not be part of the Association’s core functions.
Infinite Electronics Inc. has appointed Emily Campbell to the position of chief marketing officer. Campbell will lead Infinite’s global marketing strategy and execution, including brand strategy, direct and digital marketing, eCommerce, customer experience, acquisition and retention, internal and external communications, PR, analytics and marketing operations. Campbell joins Infinite Electronics with more than 20 years of extensive B2B and B2C marketing leadership experience. Prior to Infinite Electronics, she was CMO with Berlin Packaging, head of global marketing and digital innovation for Arrow Electronics’ Enterprise Computing Division, and led Arrow’s eCommerce business as the general manager of Global eCommerce. Campbell also held eCommerce and marketing leadership roles at National Instruments, Dell, and Compaq.
June 2021 Connector Industry News II > New Technical Resources
TTI Inc. presents TE Connectivity’s Sensor Solutions Guide. The new solution guide will help customers navigate through TE Connectivity’s top sensor products for applications such as digital and home healthcare, heavy industrial or harsh environments, or the newest electric vehicles. Users can learn the basics and see basic parameters for the top pressure, humidity, and temperature products to get an idea of their capabilities and different configurations, along with application examples. To download this guide on TTI.com, visit TE Sensor Solutions Guide.
IPC introduced new training courses for frontline operators as part of its commitment to meet trainees at their level and help build a culture of continuous learning throughout the electronics manufacturing industry. The courses include Electronics Assembly for Operators (EAO), also available in Spanish, and Wire Harness Assembly for Operators (WHO), which will be available in Spanish this summer.
June 2021 Connector Industry News II > Distribution News
Heilind Electronics, signed a distribution agreement with Crocus, a premier supplier of magnetic sensors for the industrial, consumer electronics, and IoT markets. Crocus sensors utilize the manufacturer’s patented XtremeSense TMR (Tunnel Magneto-Resistance) technology. This technology enables the sensors to be fully integrated over a proprietary CMOS lithography process to simplify the manufacturing flow, maximize integration, and lower overall cost. XtremeSense TMR products offer low noise and stable performance in extreme operating environments. These sensors also provide higher sensitivity, lower power consumption, and a more compact footprint than other magnetic technologies like Hall, AMR, and GMR. Heilind is now offering the complete line of Crocus solutions, including contactless field sensors, integrated current/field sensors, angular sensors, and digital latches.
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