What Apple’s Sales Cut Means for Purchasing

A 20 percent reduction in Apple Inc.’s iPhone forecast as speculated in some quarters may spell relief for many procurement and purchasing professionals at small and medium OEMs and EMS providers. When demand for Apple devices are at record highs, it’s obvious component buyers at even many of its bigger rivals feel pressured; It’s not…

Ducommun Named by John Deere as Partner-level Supplier

Ducommun Inc. announced its Ducommun LaBarge Technologies business group has been named a Partner-level supplier for 2012 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating. Ducommun LaBarge Technologies provides John Deere Electronic Solutions with complex, high-reliability printed circuit board assemblies and electronic systems used in equipment…

Bridgelux and Future Sign Global Agreement

Bridgelux Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technologies and solutions, has signed a global distribution agreement with Future Electronics, a world class leader and innovator in the distribution and marketing of electronic components.  Under the new agreement, Future Electronics’ lighting division, Future Lighting Solutions, will provide global sales, design support and fulfillment…