Panasonic Leads Auto Infotainment in 2012

 Japan’s Panasonic in 2012 remained the top supplier of automotive infotainment systems, putting it at the forefront of the fast-growing market for equipment that delivers information and entertainment to motorists, according to a newly released report on the subject from information and analytics provider IHS.    Panasonic posted automotive infotainment revenue of nearly $4 billion in…

IDC: PC Outlook Further Lowered

Worldwide PC shipments are now expected to fall by -9.7% in 2013, further deepening what is already the longest market contraction on record, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. The new forecast reflects not only a continued expansion of mobile device options at the expense of PCs, but also marked…

Flextronics Trims, Acquire in bid to Win

Flextronics International Ltd.’s strategy for achieving financial stability seem simple enough except that, these days, drastic cost-cutting involving plant closures don’t necessarily go well with aggressive small and medium-size acquisitions. There’s a method to the madness, though, and company executives in recent presentations to analysts and investors have insisted this strategy is helping the contract…

Digi-Key Adds Samsung Electro-Mechanics

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced the completion of an agreement to distribute Samsung Electro-Mechanics America (SEMCO) product to its broad global customer base. SEMCO was established in 1973 as a subsidiary of Samsung Corporation and has grown into a global leader supplying…

The Unconventional Start-up

If you’ve been around the high-tech market as long as I have, you’ll know that the word “start-up” prompts two main responses in people: uncontrolled salivation or a record-breaking dash to the nearest exit. The high-tech boom/bust of 2001 has left an indelible mark on the industry. When the dust began to settle after the…

Avnet Offering TechNexion Modules

 Avnet Embedded, a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has entered a distribution agreement with TechNexion, a leading provider of cutting-edge embedded modular solutions. Avnet Embedded will now offer TechNexion’s low-cost, high-value embedded System-on-Modules and systems to its original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customer base. Click to Tweet:…

Moto X: Made Competitively in the USA

 Conventional wisdom says it’s cheaper to produce things in Asia than in North America, which is why U.S. electronics brands have steadily outsourced nearly all their product manufacturing to companies based  in the Far East during the last few decades. However, with just one product—the Moto X—Motorola may have overturned this truism, building a smartphone…