At Battery Japan 2018, Bourns to Showcase New Line of High Current Thermal Cutoff Devices, Breadth of Battery Management Power Electronic Solutions

RIVERSIDE, Calif., February 13, 2018 - Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, delivers critical components that provide essential protection for consumer batteries and automotive battery management systems. At the upcoming Battery Japan 2018 show, Bourns will introduce its latest series of high current mini-breaker thermal cutoff (TCO) products designed to provide superior overtemperature and overcurrent protection for notebook and tablet PC battery cells. In addition, Bourns will showcase its surface mount TCO device that helps battery pack suppliers greatly reduce lead times and assembly costs. These latest developments add to Bourns' already broad line-up of circuit protection technologies proven to help designers meet today's challenging battery protection requirements.

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DFI, Now With Qidsa - a Top 100 Global Tech Leader, Serves You Better than Ever

To strengthen our competence and provide customers with higher added values, DFI has joined Qisda/BenQ Group at the end of 2017 to take technology, supply chain management, and manufacturing productivity to a new level. By leveraging diversified resources within Qisda/BenQ Group, we’re offering more extensive embedded computing products with advanced services that cover LCD in-house integration, PCB & system assembling, measurement lab, and enclosure capability. Furthermore, we provide flexible small volume with high variety to large scale and cost-efficient production. And more comprehensive solutions including factory automation, digital healthcare, smart energy, and IoT related applications for your future business.

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AVX Acquires Innovative, Award-Winning Antenna Company, Ethertronics

Ethertronics' 200+ patents & innovative IMD antenna systems technology - which was recently honored with an Electronic Products 2017 Product of the Year Award & provides critical support for the first-ever processor-enabled consumer TV antenna - will further expand AVX's extensive portfolio of advanced electronic component solutions.

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New in-line dry-mate connector offers increased environmental protection for marine fiber optics

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Feb. 7 2018 – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, revealed today its new DEUTSCH high density optical in-line dry-mate connector. TE developed this multichannel fiber optic connector from reliable high pressure/high temperature (HP/HT) fiber optic technology that is backed by more than 30 years of performance in the field. It was designed to withstand harsh offshore environments and is ideal for applications that need maximum space and weight savings.

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Bourns New 24 mm Potentiometer Capable of Up to 1 Million Shaft Revolutions

RIVERSIDE, Calif., February 5, 2018 - Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today released a new 24 mm potentiometer designed for use in light industrial applications such as test and measurement, communications, clean energy and select medical and diagnostic equipment. Supporting the long cycle life and high reliability needed for these applications, the Bourns® Model PDF241 potentiometer features various flatted and slotted shaft lengths and a long-life carbon element that is capable of up to 1 million shaft revolutions.

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DFI Update of Intel Security Vulnerabilities Issue

DFI is aware of the new side-channel analysis vulnerabilities (also known as Meltdown and Spectre), which may allow an attacker to gain unauthorized disclosure of information and obtain sensitive data. We recommend our customers to adopt OS & BIOS updates for malware protection. DFI will release the updates that address these vulnerabilities and continue to closely work with Intel to investigate and mitigate any potential impact to affected products and will update this article frequently.

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AVX Completes Its Purchase of Ethertronics, Inc.

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. - AVX Corporation (NYSE: AVX) today announced that it has completed the purchase of the previously announced acquisition of Ethertronics, Inc., a privately held manufacturer of passive and active antenna systems, for approximately $138.5 million in cash and assumption of $11.5 million of net debt, subject to customary post-closing adjustments based on Ethertronics' actual net debt and actual working capital as of closing.

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