DVD a Resource on Conflict Minerals

As the first filing deadline approaches, electronics manufacturers and suppliers preparing for compliance with the U.S. SEC conflict minerals regulation have a new resource for answers and facts with IPC’s 2013 Conflict Minerals Conference Proceedings. IPC’s Proceedings DVD is a compilation of audio and slide presentations recorded during its popular summer conflict minerals conference and…

Where are the PLM Champions?

I wonder at times why so many companies hide their best and brightest minds, products and departments in some dark corners while endlessly and tirelessly parading once popular but steadily fading divisions before a tired crowd. That’s the case with the electronics industry where the already obvious – microprocessor, smartphone, PCs, digital TV, etc. –…

EMS Providers Just Can’t Stop the Cost-Cutting

Contract manufacturers may be able to one day put away their cost-cutting scalpel but that won’t be for a while going by events in the market today. In the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) sector, cost-cutting and never-ending rounds of corporate reorganizations have become a way of life as customers and their contractors engage in a…

Arrow Sales Up; Net Income Declines in Q2

Arrow Electronics, Inc.  reported second-quarter 2013 net income of$89.9 million, or$.86 per share on a diluted basis, compared with net income of$114.4 million, or$1.02 per share on a diluted basis in the second quarter of 2012. Excluding certain items in both the second quarters of 2013 and 2012 as described in the non-GAAP earnings reconciliation table…

Digi-Key & VCC Ink Global Pact

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced the signing of a global distribution agreement with Visual Communications Company (VCC), a recognized leader in the development and manufacturing of innovative, dependable, and cost-effective incandescent and LED light solutions. VCC is the recognized leader in the…