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Heilind Offers Qualtek’s Automotive Heat Shrink Tubing

WILMINGTON, MA, Dec 7, 2023 – Heilind Electronics, a leading global distributor of interconnect, electromechanical, and sensor products, announces the addition of Qualtek’s automotive heat shrink tubing to its range of wiring accessories.

Durable solutions in flexible sizing and materials meet the wide demands of automotive wiring.

Qualtek’s heat shrink tubing serves as a crucial element in vehicle wiring systems, safeguarding wires in engine compartments, offering abrasion protection for automotive hoses, and ensuring heat resistance from exhaust and engine heat. Additionally, Qualtek heat shrink tubing creates electrical insulation for electric vehicles. Designed to withstand harsh environments, including high abrasion, corrosion, temperature, and voltage, these products are ideally suited for the needs of automotive engineers and developers.

Qualtek’s range of heat-shrinkable products is available in a variety of material construction and types, including Polyolefin, Silicon, Teflon, Viton, Kynar, and Halogen-Free options. This selection features high-temperature, single-wall, and adhesive-lined tubing, available in different shrink ratios, colors, and sizes.

The product range includes various series, each tailored for specific requirements:

  • QBK Series: Offers an operating temperature range of -40°C to 125°C, a 4:1 shrink ratio, FMVSS 302 flame retardant certification, and is available in black and clear colors.
  • QD-2000 Series: Features an operating temperature range of -40°C to 130°C, a 4:1 shrink ratio, flame retardant, and UV-resistant properties, in black and clear colors.
  • QFR-135 Series: Provides an operating temperature range of -40°C to 135°C, a 4:1 shrink ratio, full flame retardancy (jacket & adhesive), available in black with white adhesive.
  • QEC-150 Series: Ensures an operating temperature range of -40°C to 150°C, a 4:1 shrink ratio, flame retardancy, available in black color.

For more information about Qualtek’s Automotive Heat Shrink Tubing, please visit or contact your local representative.

About Heilind Electronics

Heilind Electronics, Inc. is one of the world’s leading distributors of connectors, relays, sensors, switches, thermal management and circuit protection products, terminal blocks, wire and cable, wiring accessories, and insulation and identification products. Founded in 1974, Heilind has locations throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, Hong Kong, and China.

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About Qualtek

Established in 1980, Qualtek Electronics Corp. is a world leader in fan and fan accessories, power supplies, primary power components, EMI power line filters, cable assemblies, domestic and international power cords, and heat shrink products. Qualtek provides high-quality, low-cost products, and superior customer service.

Hexagon, JSOL Partner for EV Powertrain Design

with Virtual Prototyping

TOKYO, Japan, Dec 7, 2023 – Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division and JSOL Corp. have entered a strategic partnership to accelerate the virtual prototyping of electrified powertrains through multi-physics simulation. The collaboration builds on a long-term technical alliance offering global customers accurate and high-productivity virtual prototyping of complex electro-mechanical systems.

Combining Hexagon’s extensive engineering simulation software suite with JSOL Corporation’s JMAG electromagnetic field analysis software empowers engineers to solve a full spectrum of system design problems in the virtual world more quickly, thoroughly, and cost effectively than physical prototyping allows.

The rapid electrification of many industries, including automotive and aerospace transport, requires simulation technologies that enable cross-functional teams to understand the implications of component-level design choices on system-level integrity. Reliable prediction of their durability, efficiency, thermal management or noise and vibration requires a comprehensive simulation solution that can capture multi-physics effects at the component, subsystem, and system-level. The new strategic partnership will enable customers to combine Hexagon’s extensive engineering simulation software suite with JSOL Corporation’s JMAG electromagnetic field analysis software to solve a full spectrum of system design problems in the virtual world more quickly, thoroughly, and cost effectively than physical prototyping allows.

Mahesh Kailasam, general manager of design and engineering at Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division, said: “As the move towards electrification accelerates, new challenges need to be addressed to improve vehicle performance characteristics, from the component to system level. For example, improvements to noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) performance now require simulation solutions to provide answers at much higher frequency ranges. Our partnership with JSOL solidifies our commitment to serve our existing and new customers in this rapidly evolving market.”

Takashi Yamada, chief technology officer at JMAG Business Company, said, “We are excited to work with Hexagon in this electrification journey. This partnership will now allow us to expedite electric vehicle NVH solution development between JMAG and Hexagon’s flagship products MSC Nastran and Adams, along with Romax and Actran.”

To stay ahead in the market, electromagnetic powertrains need to be very efficient and light, using new designs, materials, and manufacturing techniques. Hexagon and JSOL offer digital platforms and virtual environments for engineers to develop advanced electric powertrain technologies.

The partnership will advance several key areas to enhance their product design strategies for electric vehicles and enable more efficient and harmonious product development. A primary focus is to address NVH, enabling engineers to improve product comfort and reduce noise through innovative simulation-based design adjustments. Furthermore, by developing advanced simulations, the new solutions will inform robust and durable designs and make refinements to finalize products within space constraints. Another significant focus for the two companies is helping customers tackle the complexities of modern electro-mechanical machines, controls, and gearboxes with integrated solutions that foster collaboration between engineers from different disciplines.

Powersys, a global provider of design and engineering solutions for electrical vehicles and grid applications, will apply its expertise to help customers accelerate the implementation of these solutions. Olivier Toury, founder and president, Powersys, commented: “We are excited to build on our work with JMAG to offer our customers eNVH and virtual prototyping solutions with Hexagon’s portfolio. Using trusted simulations from Romax, Adams, Actran, or MSC Nastran with JMAG is helping customers make real progress towards zero prototyping for electric vehicles and we are getting busy with US customers already.”

Hexagon provides extensive NVH CAE support from concept to final system validation and review through its Elements software for system modelling, Romax powertrain simulation, Actran acoustic simulation, Cradle CFD air-structure simulation, ODYSEE AI (artificial intelligence) and optimization platform, and physical simulation partnership with VI-GRADE.

About Hexagon

Hexagon is the global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies. They are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, quality and safety across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, public sector, and mobility applications.

Their technologies are shaping production and people related ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous – ensuring a scalable, sustainable future. Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division provides solutions that use data from design and engineering, production and metrology to make manufacturing smarter. For more information, visit

Hexagon has approximately 24,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 5.2bn EUR. Learn more at

About JMAG

JMAG is simulation software for electromechanical design and development which has been continually developed with the support of those in many industries and universities since 1983.

It accurately grasps complex physical phenomena inside of equipment and performs high-speed analysis. It has been used as a product development and design tool for motors, transformers, actuators, sensors, and other electronics and power electronics.

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About JSOL Corp.

JSOL Corp. is a ICT service coordinator offering consistent line of services from ICT consulting to system framework creation and management, providing customers from various industries such as production and distribution, service, and finance, a means to maximize their IT investments.

In January of 2009, following a business and capital alliance with NTT DATA, the company name was changed to JSOL. It has evolved as a member of the NTT DATA Group and SMBC Group to allow an even wider range of needs to be met.

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RS Group Selects Siemens’ EDA Simulation Tech

PLANO, TX, Dec 6, 2023 – Siemens Digital Industries Software announced today that the RS Group plc, a global provider of product and service solutions to more than 1.1 million industrial customers, has selected Siemens as its strategic electronic design automation (EDA) provider for its new, cloud native, DesignSpark Circuit Simulator tool – empowering users to streamline the design process.

RS Group plc, a global provider of product and service solutions to more than 1.1 million industrial customers, has selected Siemens as its strategic electronic design automation (EDA) provider for its new, cloud native, DesignSpark Circuit Simulator tool – empowering users to streamline the design process (Image credit: RS Group)

After an extensive technical evaluation of available solutions, RS selected Siemens’ PartQuest™ software – a cloud-based circuit simulation tool supporting analog, digital, mixed-signal and multi-domain designs – as the enabling technology to power the latest generation of its DesignSpark Circuit Simulator tools. DesignSpark delivers a comprehensive environment to design, model, simulate and analyze electronic and mechatronic circuits and systems for the 1.3-million-member DesignSpark engineering community.

“The RS DesignSpark vision is to educate, influence, promote, and enable engineers to design responsibly for a better world,” said Mike Bray, vice president of Innovation for DesignSpark, RS Group. “Our DesignSpark Circuit Simulator, available now, has the right set of tools to help our extensive community improve productivity and deliver innovation faster. Siemens demonstrated they have the cutting-edge cloud technology we need to help us achieve our vison.”

RS Group plc, a global provider of product and service solutions to more than 1.1 million industrial customers, has selected Siemens as its strategic electronic design automation (EDA) provider for its new, cloud native, DesignSpark Circuit Simulator tool – empowering users to streamline the design process (Image credit: RS Group)

“Siemens is pleased to have been chosen by RS as a key technology partner for its DesignSpark platform,” said AJ Incorvaia, senior vice president of Electronic Board Systems at Siemens Digital Industries Software. “The DesignSpark Circuit Simulator offers robust circuit design and simulation resources to a DesignSpark community eager for advanced technology and solutions that help realize more end products in a collaborative environment that facilitates peer-to-peer knowledge sharing.”

To learn more about DesignSpark Circuit Simulator and other electronics design tools from RS Group visit

About Siemens Digital Industries Software

Siemens Digital Industries Software helps organizations of all sizes digitally transform using software, hardware and services from the Siemens Xcelerator business platform. Siemens’ software and the comprehensive digital twin enable companies to optimize their design, engineering and manufacturing processes to turn today’s ideas into the sustainable products of the future. From chips to entire systems, from product to process, across all industries, Siemens Digital Industries Software – Accelerating transformation.

Smith Opens Sales Office in Detroit, MI

HOUSTON, TX, Dec 6, 2023 – Smith, a leading global distributor of electronic components and semiconductors, today announces the opening of its sales office in Detroit, MI. The new office will further expand the company’s North American footprint and provide tailored support to local customers.

Michigan is an emerging leader within the semiconductor supply chain. The state has made recent investments in the industry to ensure the success of future innovators breaking ground in the area. Vast improvements are underway at a rapid pace in sectors such as automotive and consumer electronics.

To lead the office, Smith has named Roger Veteto as general manager. Roger joined the company in 1996 as a major accounts coordinator at the company’s Houston headquarters. His extensive tenure supporting some of Smith’s top salespeople will be instrumental in building and developing the location’s team.

“Detroit provides a significant opportunity for Smith to establish its presence in this major manufacturing region, and we look forward to quickly building a strong local team,” said Roger. “In addition to gaining traction with new customers, I look forward to cross-functional collaboration between offices as we strengthen and grow the dynamic business relationships with our existing local partners.”

Since the United States’ implementation of the CHIPS and Science Act, manufacturing in Michigan has increased, creating an abundance of chip facilities and electric-vehicle battery plants. This has prompted the production of cutting-edge technologies and innovation, making it the ideal location for global leaders in the industry.

“Michigan represents robust business opportunities in key manufacturing sectors for Smith,” said Jennifer Kabbara, president, Americas at Smith. “Under Roger’s tenured guidance, we are confident that the office will strive to expand Smith’s top-level service to current and future customers in the region.”

The office will be located at:

2000 Town Center, Suite 1900
Southfield, MI, US 48075

About Smith

Founded in 1984, Smith sources, manages, and distributes the electronic components that go into everything from mobile phones and computers to appliances and automobiles. In more than 20 cities around the world, Smith’s legion of employees communicates in 50 languages and dialects and buys and sells components 24 hours per day, generating global annual sales in excess of $4.7 billion in 2022. Smith is always moving: helping manufacturers navigate market shifts; customizing supply chain solutions; testing components using cutting-edge technology. The support of Smith’s flexible Intelligent Distribution model optimizes customers’ supply chains from beginning to end, including offering customized options for IT asset disposition that deliver maximum ROI, sustainability, and security. Smith’s testing and logistics hubs in Houston, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, and Singapore cover critical areas like quality management, counterfeit prevention, and environmental safety. Smith’s operations, purchasing, and sales worldwide are seamlessly integrated with the company’s global IT infrastructure, offering real-time, global inventory and logistics visibility. Smith is the leading independent distributor of electronic components and ranks number six among all global distributors.

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EMA Design to Launch Accelerated Designs

ROCHESTER, NY, Dec 5, 2023 – EMA Design Automation, the world’s premier EDA VAR, is spinning off their IP, content, and services group as a new company named Accelerated Designs, LLC with a focus on CAD agnostic solutions. Accelerated Designs will expand on the extensive design and methodology expertise EMA has gained implementing fully integrated CAD environments for customers globally

Accelerated Designs will provide design automation, system integration, and content services to the full ECAD and MCAD community, with a focus on CAD agnostic solutions that drive methodology, time-to-market, and efficiency improvements at all phases of design. The already CAD agnostic Ultra Librarian brand will also become part of the Accelerated Designs portfolio.

“We are very excited to announce this new venture as it represents the culmination of the combined efforts of our highly dedicated team over many years,” said Manny Marcano, president and CEO of EMA Design Automation. “As we look to continue growing our IP and services business to support customers’ multi-CAD environments, we see this as the best path to ensure we can fully serve the entire EDA community.”

As companies look to improve efficiency, leverage digital twins, and reduce overall schedule risk it is imperative that the methodologies and data used can be connected and leveraged at all phases. Accelerated Designs will help companies streamline their processes, reduce manual effort, and connect their data, all while allowing them to surface real-time information in context for optimal decision-making.

As part of the spin-off, EMA will enter into a distribution agreement with Accelerated Designs to enable EMA and their global partner network to continue providing these valuable IP and engineering services directly to customers.

Accelerated Designs will be launching soon. For more information, please contact us at

About EMA Design Automation

EMA Design Automation is a trailblazer in product development solutions offering a complete range of EDA tools, PLM integrations, services, training, and technical support. EMA is a Cadence Channel Partner serving the Americas, UK, India, and Europe. EMA is a privately held corporation headquartered in Rochester, NY.

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About Accelerated Designs LLC

Accelerated Designs LLC is a global software, services, content, and IP company focused on providing digital transformation solutions for the electronics industry. Their deep domain expertise and long history of successful customer deployments make Accelerated Designs the perfect partner for organizations looking to improve their processes, connect their data, and drive time-to-market and cost improvements within their engineering organizations.

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