Alpha Wires New EcoCable!- Monday, September 29, 2014

Alpha's EcoCable® Line family is growing with their newest addition of the EcoCable Mini!  The EcoCable Mini is the smallest and lightest 300 V cable ever! It is ideal for power and signal transmission applications in medical devices and semiconductor manufacturing equipment.

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Neutrik Design Change Notification- Monday, September 29, 2014

Neutrik has made a design improvement to part number: NADB*MF*, which affects products NADB9MF, NADB9MF-B, NADB15MF and NADB15MF-B. They have changed the dimension of the D flange to improve ground contact by adding copper film. Neutrik will continue to ship current product until depletion of stock, but the new products will be identified with a G44 date code.  

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Magnecraft Product Announcement - Monday, September 29, 2014

As mentioned earlier this year, Magnecraft is discontinuing the 782 Control, 750 and 788 Series Relays. These products are now being replaced by the Magnecraft 792, 750R and 788R Series of products, which provide enhancements.

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Plastic Capacitor Closed- Tuesday, September 16, 2014

After 62 years manufacturing off-the-shelf and special High Voltage Capacitors in the northwest side of Chicago.  Plastic Capacitor has closed operartions and is not longer taking order for customers. 

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Microchip Leadtimes - Letter from the CEO- Tuesday, September 16, 2014

"I am writing this letter to advise you of current business conditions and the effect it is having on our lead times. The business environment is good, and we see strength in many of our end markets including industrial, automotive, housing, consumer electronics and personal computing.  We are also seeing exceptional strength in some of our new products and technologies, which are growing at double digit percentages sequentially.  As a result, many of our product delivery lead times have stretched out and we are selectively capacity constrained in our wafer fab, wafer sort, assembly, and test operations, particularly on these new products and technologies. Many of our product lead times are currently between 6 weeks and 18 weeks.  We are ramping all of our factories as quickly as we can, yet are limited by our suppliers’ lead times.  We have increased our capital expenditures for current fiscal year from $125 million to $175 million, the highest in over a decade.Thank you for your business. "

-Steve Sanghi President and CEO Microchip Technology Inc


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Speco Technologies - Intensifier IP - Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Speco Technologies is proud to announce that its

exacqIntensifier IP cameras are now integrated with Exacq, a leading developer of open architecture, Video Management System (VMS) solutions for security and surveillance applications.



The exacqVision software must be updated to version 6, which is available from Exacq.  Click here for Exacq software download 

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Techspray Move to New Facility- Tuesday, September 2, 2014

We received a letter from Techspray providing an updated status on their recent move to the new facility in Kennesaw, Georgia.  First off, they would like to extend their apologies for the “frustration and anguish due to a lack of communication” with the move.

The transfer to a new facility, combined with a SAP software conversion, led to a “tidal wave” of problems. Losing key employees, hiring, and training added to the disaster.

A problem we are all experiencing is the lack of response to shipment status questions. Finally, order acknowledgements with expected ship dates are being received and emergencies (line down, stock out for critical processes) are being taken care of quickly.  Additionally, weekly updates on back orders are being sent. New orders are being shipped in one to three weeks depending on the manufacturing schedule.  As we receive updates, we will pass along.

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Metallized Film Genteq Capacitors Shelf Life- Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The shelf life of our Metallized Film AC and DC Capacitors is essentially infinite, if capacitors are stored unenergized in a non-corrosive environment and without damage at any temperature between -40C to +90C. Operating temperature is -40C to +70C.

Electrical characteristics are expected to remain stable for at least ten (10) years or longer.

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