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      Poway, CA, December 1st 2016 - CTH Capacitive Touch Display

*     Integrated Touch Sensing & Display Technology
*     Through Hole
*     Colors: Super Red, White, Pure Green, Blue or Yellow
*     15 mm X 15 mm X 11 mm
*     Optional Overlays
*     Custom Overlays upon request
*     RoHS & Reach Compliant

Links:  Press Release

      Northvale, New Jersey, December 12th 2016 - Power Supply with Locking & Waterproof M8 connector option achieving IP67/68 ratings.  Globtek offers customized connector options on all of it's external power supplies.  One option offering locking and ingress protection is the M8 style locking plug.

Click here for the News release   Click here for the website Globtek

      Mexicali, Mexico, August 20th 2016 - Designing with High Stability Resistors.  WIN series thin film chip resistors use as advanced metal film technology to provide high levels of reliability and stability for precision resisotr applications.  The water insoluble nitride film avoids the moisture vulnerability problems of Nichrome and Passivated Nichrome technologies.

Click here for the News release   Click here to design your own resistor Design guide

      Minneapolis, MN, November 5th 2015 - ULV7 Series Anti-Vandel Switch.

*     22mm Panel Cutout
*     UL Certified
*     IP67 Rating
*     Ring illumination with multiple LED colors
*     Up to 1 million lifecycles.

Links:  Product Detail Page
Catalog Data Sheet

      Minneapolis, MN, October 25th 2011 - E-Switch is your anti-vandal switch provider.  Please click on the different series to read more about the options we offer (located with in the link below.)  These tamper resistant switches can be found in many applications including public kiosks and ticket dispensers, security systems and other highly visible areas.

Click here for the News release

      Minneapolis, MN, September 30th 2011 - E-Switch announces the KJD17 Series Pushbutton Switch.  Automatic Safety Protection against Power Outages and Restarts.

     * Up to 16A and 2HP ratings
     * PVC cap for dust and water protection
     * Heavy duty design
     * UL listed
     * Electromagnet for automatic safety protection

The KJD17 series heavy duty pushbutton switch offers an industrial design and a PVC cap for dust and water protection, equivalent to an IP54 rating. The KJD17 series pushbutton switch has an electromagnet inside the switch that provides automatic safety protection against power outages and restarts. It is rated at 2HP and 16A, and is UL listed.

The KJD17 series pushbutton switch is a great product for the industrial market, especially where safety is a concern.

To find out more about this new product, please contact E-Switch today

Click here for the News release

      Minneapolis, MN, June 23rd 2011 - E-Switch announces the TL1265 series illuminated tact switch. This small tact switch has a 500,000 lifecycle expectancy and multiple illumination options. You have a choice between a few cap sizes and cap colors. Specifications include:

Life Expectancy: 500,000 cycles
Contact Rating: 50mA @ 12VDC;
Contact Resistance (Initial Max): 100m
Ω
Insulation Resistance: 100 MΩ min at 500VDC
Dielectric Strength: 500 VDC for 1 minute
Operating Temperature: -20°C to +70°C
Operating Force: 160gf ± 50gf
Travel: 0.20mm
± 0.10mm
Function: SPST, Off-(On), Momentary

Click here for the News release or Specifications on the TL1265

      Minneapolis, MN, June 15th 2011 -  E-Switch announces the TL4100 and TL4105 series tact switches. Offering a very unique board edge mounting design, an ultra-miniature size, and a long life expectancy, these switches are a perfect fit for handheld devices. Specifications include:

Life Expectancy: depends on series, up to 1,000,000 cycles
Contact Rating: 50mA @ 12VDC;
Contact Resistance (Initial Max): 100m
Ω (TL4100) and 1Ω (TL4105)
Insulation Resistance: 100 M
Ω min at 500VDC
Dielectric Strength: 250 VAC for 1 minute
Operating Temperature: -40°C to +85°C
Operating Force: varies with series
Travel: 0.15mm
± 0.10mm
Function: SPST, Off-(On), Momentary

Click here for the News release or Series Specifications

     Minneapolis, MN, April 24th 2011 - Finally a fully illuminated power-rated rocker switch that is sealed to IP66 ratings WITHOUT THE BOOT! No rubber boot / PVC cap is needed for our brand new RBW2 series rocker switch. It uses a patented sealing technology (patent no. US 7,872,205 B2) to provide protection from dust and water, all while offering full illumination in a 22mm x 30mm panel  cutout.  

This sealed and illuminated rocker switch is approved under the new UL 61058-1 rating and UL approved up to 1/3HP.

Click here to read the full press release.

     Minneapolis, MN, April 4th 2011 - RP8400 series square pushbutton: metal die cast housing, illuminated, AND long life! --- E-Switch announces the RP8400 series illuminated square pushbutton switch. This switch is encased in a metal die cast housing for industrial strength durability. It offers multiple color options in a stylish design.  

The RP8400 series illuminated pushbutton switch features a threaded panel mount and is sealed to IP65 ratings. It also has a long life expectancy, with 500,000 operating life cycles.

Click here to read the full press release.

     Minneapolis, MN, March 4th 2011 - E-Switch’s TL3700 Ultra-Miniature Tact Switch Measures 2.6mm x 3.0mm --- The 200U series ultra-miniature toggle switch offers a variety of functions in its tiny size. With right or vertical PCB mounting, it also has angle mounting options. Sealed to IP67 ratings, the 200U series will work for your application.

Click here to read the full press release.

     Minneapolis, MN, February 4th 2011 - E-Switch’s 200U Series Ultra-miniature PCB Toggle Switch --- The 200U series ultra-miniature toggle switch offers a variety of functions in its tiny size. With right or vertical PCB mounting, it also has angle mounting options. Sealed to IP67 ratings, the 200U series will work for your application.

Click here to read the full press release.

     Minneapolis, MN, December 14th 2010 - E-Switch’s LP16 Series Pushbutton Switch has a 50,000,000 Life Cycle Expectancy  --- E-Switch announces the LP16 series long life,--- E-Switch announces the LP16 series long life, illuminated pushbutton switch. Its’ long life of 50,000,000 cycles is realized by the help of magnets. There are two cap sizes – 12.2mm and 14.6mm square, and there are quite a few illuminations options available.  You can choose the cap color, LED color options, and/or a diffuser color.

Click here to read the full press release.

    Chicago IL, November 12th, 2010 - Methode Electronics Awarded Integrated Center Stack Program from General Motors -- Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: MEI), a global developer of custom engineered and application specific products and solutions, has been awarded a next generation integrated center stack program for multiple General Motors vehicle platforms. The center stacks will be featured on certain vehicles starting in model year 2013, and are expected to have a five-year program life. Center stack production will begin during Methode's fiscal year 2013 and is expected to represent over $100 million in revenue per year starting in fiscal year 2014. Actual revenue will depend on a number of factors, including consumer demand for General Motors' vehicles.

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     Minneapolis, MN, November 3rd 2010 - E-Switch’s TM1000 Tilt Switch Has a 1,000,000 Life Cycle Expectancy  --- E-Switch announces the TM1000 series tilt switch. With an 1,000,000 life cycle expectancy, the switch is environmentally friendly and contains no mercury. This tilt switch is triggered when it is tilted 45 degrees of the horizontal.

Click here to read the full press release.

     Minneapolis, MN, June 21st 2010 - E-Switch Launches new PP series switch  --  E-Switch announces the PP1 and PP2 series pushbutton switch, featuring push-pull functionality with momentary functions. This pushbutton switch has high power ratings and is rated to 1HP.There are various actuator and terminal options available with these switches. UL rated. Specifications include:

Click here to read the full press release.

    Chicago IL, June 24th, 2010 - Methode’s Inkjet Printable Conductive Ink Allows Printing of Circuits on Polyester with No Secondary Curing - Methode Development Company, a business unit of Methode Electronics, Inc., announces that its conductive inkjet printable ink can now print circuits directly onto treated polyesters. The ink, formulated for thermal and piezo inkjet systems, makes it possible for engineers to print working electrical circuits, right from their desktops – facilitating product development, prototyping, and manufacturing processes. With this technology, scale-up for high volume manufacturing can be easily achieved.

Click here for the Business Wire Story

     Minneapolis, MN, June 21st 2010 - E-Switch Launches New Illuminated Pushbutton Switch Featuring Custom Cap Options  --  E-Switch announces the new TL2205 series illuminated pushbutton switch, featuring your choice of momentary or latching designs and a long travel. The illumination options for this LED pushbutton switch offer you a variety of colors, and an optional black button/cap with an LED window. Specifications include:

Click here to read the full press release.

     Minneapolis, MN, May 28th 2010 - E-Switch Announces a Full Line of Anti-vandal Switch Products Now Available Through Distribution -- E-Switch’s anti-vandal switch series are now available at your major distributor. The anti-vandal switch line consists of 8 series that vary in panel cut-out size and actuator options. Switch specifications include

  • 2A 48VDC electrical ratings

  • Between 12 to 25mm panel cutout diameter

  • IP65 water resistance ratings

  • Screw or solder termination options

  • Domed, flat, concave, guarded, high or rotary actuator options

  • Dot, ring, arrow and bi-color illumination options

Click here to read the full press release.

     Minneapolis, MN, April 28th 2010 - E-switch Introduces New WBL Series Illuminated Pushbutton Switch.  E-Switch announces the WBL series, an illuminated pushbutton switch. With a right angle design and long travel, this illuminated pushbutton switch offers you the option of 2 or 4 poles. You can choose many LED color options. Specifications include

Click here to read the full press release.

    Chicago IL, March 23rd, 2010 - Methode Electronics Awarded AS9100 Certification to the International Aerospace Quality System Standard--Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: MEI) announces that its Power Solutions Group manufacturing facilities in Rolling Meadows, Illinois and Mriehel, Malta have been awarded accreditation to the AS9100 International Aerospace Quality System Standard. AS9100, the international standard for the aircraft, space and defense industries, reflects Methode’s commitment to a world-class, comprehensive quality control system designed to ensure safe, reliable products that meet strict aviation requirements.

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     Minneapolis, MN, March 12th 2010 - E-switch Introduces New LP37 Illuminated Pushbutton Switch.  E-Switch announces the launch of their latest illuminated pushbutton switch, the LP37 series. The LP37 series illuminated switch features a right angle, surface mount design with long travel. LED colors of red, green and yellow are available.

Click here to read the full press release.

     Minneapolis, MN, February 9th 2010 - E-switch Introduces New LP15 Illuminated Pushbutton Switch.  E-Switch Newest Illuminated Pushbutton Switch Features Custom Cap Options.  Featuring multiple LED colors, custom marking options for the caps, and several cap sizes. 

Click here to read the full press release.

     Minneapolis, MN, February 9th 2010 - E-switch Launches New Illuminated Pushbutton Switch Featuring Custom Cap Options.  E-Switch Newest Illuminated Pushbutton Switch Features Custom Cap Options.  Featuring multiple LED colors, custom marking options for the caps, and several cap sizes.

Click here to read the full press release.

     Garden Grove, CA, December 23rd 2009 -  YS Tech Newsletter: Click here for up to date information on YS Tech's capabilities.  This newsletter will tell you what value added benefits YS Tech can provide for you.  From Custom Fan trays to Assemblies.

Click here to read the newsletter! 

     Three River Falls, MN, December 8th 2009 -  E-Switch announces the launch of their new, robust, website, www.e-switch.com. This website improves on the existing functionality and also offers more tools to the engineers who visit the site. Some features include: Easy to use search function allows you to search by spec, keyword or part number Application cubes throughout the site allow you to see switch applications from almost every industry.  The configurator on the product detail page allows you to create a detailed part number and then request a quote, sample, or distributor stock check of that part Our easy "Where To Buy" section allows you to quickly locate a rep or distributor in your area.  The Technical Information section not only offers detailed certification information, it includes RoHS certifications for each product in an easy to access format E-Switch's product catalog is formatted in easy to navigate sections, allowing the visitor to quickly find the product they are looking for.

Click here to log on to the NEW website! 

    Chicago IL, October 29th, 2009 - Methode to Present on Conductive Inkjet Inks at IMI’s Sixth Annual Security Printing Conference--Methode Development Company, a division of Methode Electronics, Inc., announces that it will present on its conductive, water-based inkjet inks at the Sixth Annual Information Management Institute (IMI) Security Printing Conference. The conference will be held November 16-18, 2009 at Sheraton Baltimore City Center Hotel in Baltimore, MD.

Click here for the Business Wire Story

   San Jose, CA. October 23rd, 2009 - Methode Power Solutions Group announces an innovative new class of patent pending power connectors named “PowerBud”TM that successfully overcomes key limitations of conventional power connectors. The PowerBud technology lowers both contact resistance and contact normal force without increasing connector size, a feat that counters conventional wisdom. The resulting connectors exhibit lower insertion force, lower temperature rise, lower power loss and higher cycle life than conventional high current connectors.

Click here for the Business Wire Story

     Three River Falls, MN, October 6th 2009 - Digi-Key Corporation Expands E-switch line with Lamb Power Products.  Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation recognized by design engineers as having the industry’s broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced the expansion of its product offering from E-Switch.

click here for the press release

     Minneapolis, MN, October 1st 2009 - E-Switch Announces Newest Power Toggle Switch.  E-Switch-Lamb Industries introduces the ST3 series power toggle switch. The ST3 series power toggle switch features a heavy duty rating with UL approvals, and tab, screw and solder terminal options. It has a rubber boot for water and dust protection. Specifications include:

Click here for the product announcement

   Harwood Heights IL, September 17th, 2009  Methode Electronics, Inc.  Methode Development Company (MDC), a business unit of Methode Electronics, Inc., announces the release of a development kit that allows engineers to create functional electrical circuits with a thermal inkjet desktop printer, eliminating tooling and reducing development time.  Last year, Methode introduced the water-based 9101 conductive ink, which is formulated for thermal and piezo inkjet printing systems. The digital inkjet printing method enables circuit pattern and variable data experimentation right at a designer’s desk. (BUSINESS WIRE)

Click here for the http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20090917006318/en

     Minneapolis, MN, September 14th 2009 - E-Switch-Lamb Industries introduces the RRA series illuminated power rocker switch.  The RRA series power rocker switch has a sealed cap for protection and full illumination options.

Click here for the press release and specs on the new switch

   SAN JOSE, CA, Aug. 21, 2009 - Methode Power Solutions Group Introduces Its New RK Series Power Contact System (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Methode Power Solutions Group introduces its new RK Series Power Contact System for applications requiring high current DC connections and minimal voltage drop. The new, competitively priced RK contact system is ideal for use with bulk power connections found in many products on the market today. The RK Series socket contact is made of gold plated, heat-treated Beryllium copper. Mating pins are customized to the application. The new system is designed to maximize contact surface area which results in minimizing voltage drop and heat build-up. A wide variety of mounting options allow customers design flexibility in connecting bus bar-to-bus bar, wire-to-bus bar, wire-to-wire, or wire-to-printed circuit board. The RK Series is designed to be compatible with leading industry standard connectors.

Click here for the News release

     Minneapolis, MN, June 29th 2009 - E-switch Announces New Illuminated tactile Switch with many Cap options!  The TL1220 has multiple illuminated cap options that include graphics.

  Click here for the press release and specs

     Minneapolis, MN, June 26th 2009 - FLIP MY SWITCH Brochure and E-switch on twitter.

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     Minneapolis, MN, June 17th 2009 - E-Switch introduces the latest sealed tact switch – the TL52. The TL52 series tactile switch uniquely features radial leads and is sealed to IP-67 ratings, protecting it from dust and water immersion. It also features silver contacts and two gram force

Click here for the press release and specs on the new switch

     Minneapolis, MN, May 27th 2009 - E-Switch's newest Snap Action Switch Features Surface Mount Termination.   E-Switch introduces the newest snap action switch in their product portfolio, the TS2 series, subminiature switch featuring surface mount termination. Its small package size is designed for higher reliability applications and because of its unique SMT design, will be popular on many board-level applications.

Click here for the press release and specs on the new switch

      Brooklyn Park, MN, March 24th 2009 - E-Switch-Lamb Industries announces new LP4 Series Illuminated Pushbutton Switchs!  The LP4 series illuminated switch offers many color options.  Blue, Green, Red, White, and yellow.  The switch has multiple cap sizes/options and two termination options:  Verticle PCB Mount and Right Angle PCB Mount. 

LP4 Series information sheet

      Brooklyn Park, MN, February 20th 2009 - E-Switch announces acquisition of Lamb Industries.   Stein Industries Inc, the parent company of E-Switch, Inc., announced today the acquisition of Lamb Industries.  E-Switch is a leading global provider of electromechanical switch products including toggle, tact, pushbutton, rocker, snap-action, slide, dip and many illuminated product styles.  The E-Switch and Lamb combination will present customers an expanded product selection particularly in the industrial markets requiring higher power switch products. 

E-switch News Release

     Brooklyn Park, MN, January 29th 2009 - E-Switch introduces new illuminated pushbutton switch.   E-switch's newest illuminated pushbutton switch has multiple LED color options. 

Click here for the press release and specs on the new switch

     Brooklyn Park, MN, January 14th 2009 - E-Switch in the news 2008.  Check out this link for all of the stories relating to E-switch and its new products introduced in 2008.   As always, contact Astron Electronics for any sample or literature requests.  

Click here for a quick look at 2008 E-switch news items.

     Brooklyn Park, MN, December 19th 2008 - E-Switch introduces new illuminated pushbutton switch.   E-switch's newest illuminated pushbutton switch has multiple cap options and tactile or non-tactile feel. 

Click here for the press release and specs on the new switch

     Chicago, IL, December 1, 2008-- Methode Electronics, Inc. will showcase its power distribution solutions and process variable sensing technologies at the 2008 Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) Conference and Exposition, December 2-4 at Washington DC Convention Center.

Methode offers a wide range of power distribution solutions for electric and electric-hybrid vehicles, including systems for inverters, converters, and battery systems. Power products and technologies to be shown include: extremely flexible, high current carrying power cables, Tribotek™ high density power connectors, and harness assemblies, machined, laminated and powder coated bus bars, PowerRailTM modular bus bar rail and cable interconnect systems, and thermal management heat sink solutions. The Methode exhibits will include examples of technology solutions and informational videos and materials. Methode staff will be available to discuss how Methode’s power distribution products can be utilized to maximize the performance of electric drive systems.  Methode’s Magna-Lastic Devices, Inc. (MDI) offers rugged and reliable non-contact sensing technology for a wide range of process variable measurements in harsh environment applications. These measurements include: torque, speed, horsepower, bending, linear position, load, force, or a simultaneous combination of multiple measurements. Methode’s exhibit will feature a working transmission and brake system that utilizes MDI’s technology, with demonstrable operational benefits.  Please stop by booth #505 and #1104 to see the latest Methode technologies and to discuss your electric drive application needs for power and sensor solutions.

For information on the EDTA show, or to register, visit the EDTA website at www.edtaconference.com.  For information on Methode’s power distribution solutions, please visit www.methodenetworkbus.com, email info@methode.com, or call 847-577-9545.  For information on Methode’s Magna-Lastic Devices, Inc. process variable sensing technology, please visit www.mdi-sensor.com, email info@mdi-sensor.com, or call 708-867-6777.

     Rolling Meadows, IL, October 2008 - Applying Laminated Busbars to Enhance DC Power Distribution Systemsby, Michael Stibgen, Senior Applications Engineer.

The intent of this paper will be an overview of how to design and implement laminated busbars into DC power distribution systems.  In will include; electrical, physical, and thermal chara cteristics obtained by utilizing a laminated busbar for DC Power Distribution.

View the white paper here

Visit E-Switch at www.e-switch.com or call them at 800-867-2717 to request your free catalog!

     Brooklyn Park, MN, October 2008 - E-Switch Selects Newark to Expand its Distribution in North America Committed to bringing design engineers the newest technologies first, leading multi-channel electronics distributor, part of the global Premier Farnell Group, announces that it has signed a distribution agreement with E-Switch Inc., a leading manufacturer of electro-mechanical switches. A full range of E-Switch tactile switches are now available for same-day shipping at including the Series TL1014 side-mounted micro-miniature tact, as well as the popular Series TL1100 tact switch.  Strong tactile/audible feedback and multiple operating force options allow the TL1100 to be applied to many industries, including telecommunications, consumer electronics, medical, testing/instrumentation, computer/servers/peripherals and audio/visual.  View the entire press release here

Visit E-Switch at www.e-switch.com or call them at 800-867-2717 to request your free catalog!

methode says more power:

Rolling Meadows, IL - July 16th, 2008 --  Methode is rolling out its new Powerful showroom.  "The 18 wheel Power Showcase, is a huge hit with our customers.  We drive it up to the front door and ask the engineers to come out and play!  It is a great interactive tool to show off Methode's capabilities."  Commented Steve Tennessen, President Astron Electronics, Inc.

Pictured: Different shots of the Methode Mobile showroom

 

    Brooklyn Park, MN, May 1st 2008 - E-switch announces their new TS-1 series sub-miniature snap action switches.  The TS-1 series snap action switch features a straight-on PC pin termination.  Click here for the full press release or visit E-Switch at www.e-switch.com

    Palatine, IL, April 18th 2008 - Trace laboratories, Inc. Expands its Material Certification and Analysis Capabilities with X-Ray Fluorescence. Click here to see the product announcement.

   Brooklyn Park, MN, April 15th 2008 - E-switch announces their new TS series sub-miniature snap action switches  Engineering drawings can be found on the E-switch websiteClick here for the link to the press release.

   Brooklyn Park, MN, March 24th 2008 - E-switch announces their TL6190 series - a new right angle, sealed tactile switch featuring a reliable dome technology and a strong tactile force.  This process-sealed switch has multiple, operating forces and a life expectancy of over 100,000 cycles.  Engineering drawings can be found on the E-switch websiteClick here for the link to the press release.

    San Jose, CA, March 12th 2008 - Cableco a division of Methode recently announced the acquisition of Tribotek a manufacturer of high current power connectors and power distribution systems for power products. Click here to see the press release.

   Minneapolis, MN, January 15th 2008 - E-switch announces the new, modular MDP-16 series of illuminated pushbutton switches.  Its modular interface design features an attractive front panel and many illumination options.  Offered with six different actuator colors to choose from. Click here to go to the E-switch websiteClick here for the link to the press release.

   Brooklyn Park, MN, November 15th 2007 - E-switch announces their TL3340 series Subminiature SMT Tact Switches.  These subminiature (4mm X 3.30mm) SMT switches feature a reliable dome technology and a strong tactile force.  Offered with silver plating and gullwing termination, the engineering drawings can be found on the E-switch websiteClick here for the link to the press release.

    San Jose,  CA, October 18th, 2007 - Cableco Technologies, a subsidiary of Methode Electronics, Inc., announces launch of new e-commerce site for powerflex 1000 cable and wire.  Click here for the link to the press release.

    San Jose, CA, July 13th 2007 - Duel System, announces a new addittion to its DuelAdapter(TM) product line with the DuelAdapter Cradle, the ExpressCard to PCMCIA and CardBus Adapter. Click here to see the product announcement  or  Click here to see the product on Businesswire.

    Brooklyn Park, MN, July 12th 2007 - E-Switch announces their new tact switch, the TL3200.  This tact switch comes in an ultra-miniature design and dual LEDs with single or dual color options. Click here to see the product announcement

    Brooklyn Park, MN, June 12th 2007 - E-Switch announces their TL1260 Right Angle Illuminated tact switch. This switch comes with many features, including its right angle, thru hole design. Multiple LED colors are available. Click here to see the product announcement

    Brooklyn Park, MN, June 7th 2007 - E-Switch announces their new TL6700 low current tact switch. This sealed SMT Tact Switch is ideal for aqueous wash processes. With an unparalleled seal quality, it provides protection from exposure to the elements. Click here to see the product announcement

    Chicago, IL, May 21st 2007 - Methode Development Company, a subsidiary of Methode Electronics, Inc., has developed a lightweight and portable food-warming storage solution that uses Methode's own carbon fiber heating technology to maintain a consistent temperature indefinitely. Click here for the rest of the press release. or Click here to see the new warmer. 

    Brooklyn Park, MN, May 20th 2007 - E-Switch announces their R5 series switches. These illuminated rocker switches come in a variety of actuator colors and either a black or white housing. Click here to see the product announcement

    Brooklyn Park, MN, April 28th 2007 - E-Switch announces their new PB1973 series switch. This illuminated power push button is panel mount and comes with several illumination options. Available in red or green. Click here to see the product announcement

    Brooklyn Park, MN, April 16th 2007 - E-Switch announces their new JS1300 Navigation Switch. This switch features multi-position, multi-switch functionality integrated into a single switch package. Click here to see the product announcement

    Brooklyn Park, MN, March 25th 2007 - E-Switch announces their new TL1140 tact switch. This switch features a long operating live and has a 2-lead 6mm x 6mm design. Click here to see the product announcement

    Brooklyn Park, MN, March 14th 2007 - E-Switch announces their new TL3350 low current dual action tact switch. This sealed SMT Tact Switch is designed with a low profile and comes with or without an actuator. Click here to see the product announcement

    Brooklyn Park, MN, February 4th 2007 - E-Switch announces their brand new product catalog, PC317. This catalog shows off the new look of E-Switch Click here to see the catalog  or  Click here to order a catalog online. 

    Brooklyn Park, MN, January  24th 2007 - E-Switch announces their new flush mount lighted pushbutton switch. Available in many different color and illumination options, this flush mount pushbutton switch is an exciting addition and great for outdoor applications that require protection from the elements. Click here to see the product announcement.

    Brooklyn Park, MN, January 9th 2007 - E-Switch announces their new TL3330 right angle SMT tactile switch series. Available with a gram force of either 130 or 260. Click here to see the product announcement.

    Brooklyn Park, MN, January 4th 2007 - E-Switch announces their new TL3320 right angle SMT tact switch. Click here to see the product announcement.

    Chicago, IL April 27, 2006 - Methode Network Bus Products receives UL 746A Approval.  Click here for the rest of the story

    San Jose,  CA, April 19, 2006 - Cableco Technologies, a subsidiary of Methode Electronics, Inc., introduces its improved Power SwivelNut (TM) interconnect system for power cable and threaded studsClick here for the link to the press release.

    San Jose,  CA, December 5, 2005 - Duel Systems, a subsidiary of Methode Electronics, Inc., offers a complete family of Expresscard solutions.  Including a range of card enclosures and connectors.  Duel was involved in the initial stages of the Expresscard design and has been offering its packaging solutions since the format was first introducedClick here for the rest of the story. or Click here to see pictures of the new cards!

    Chicago,  IL,  September 2, 2005 - Methode Electronics, Inc., announces its participation in the U.S. Federal Government's Central Contractor Registry (CCR) database of companies identified and certified to do business with government entities and government contractors.  Seven Methode business units have now received Commercial and Government Entity Codes (CAGE Codes) referencing their products and services Click here for the rest of the story. or Click here to see pictures of Method's product offerings

    Chicago,  IL, March 28, 2005 - Methode Electronics, Inc., Expands Mid to High Current Power Distribution Business with Acquisition of Cableco TechnologiesClick here for the rest of the story.

    Hunt Valley, MA, November 17, 2004 - Trace Laboratories a division of Methode Electronics becomes one of the few UL "certified Agents" approved Test Labs worldwide. Click here for the rest of the story.

    Chicago,  IL, September 14th, 2004 - Methode Development Company, a subsidiary of Methode Electronics, Inc., has developed a new alternative to traditional flat flex heaters.  Click here for the rest of the story.

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