Solar Industry Expenditures to Rebound

 The sun is finally rising on the global solar business, with growing demand in developing regions helping to ignite the first increase in industrywide capital spending in three years in 2014, according to the PV Manufacturing & Capital Spending Tool from information and analytics provider IHS (NYSE: IHS). Global capital spending by producers of photovoltaic…

Arrow Hosts Recycling Event

Approximately 1,300 Colorado residents recycled more than 154,000 pounds of electronic devices onSunday, Aug. 11, at theMile High Electronics Recycling Event hosted byArrow Electronics Inc. (NYSE: ARW) in partnership withComcast, the City and County of Denver Public Works/Denver Recycles and Sports Authority Field at Mile High. A wide range of electronics including computer hardware and…

Modest Movement in August Lead Times & Pricing

Component pricing and lead times remain stable in the month of August, with a few exceptions. Similar to July, lead times for discretes and memory continue to inch up, according to Avnet Inc.’s most recent Market and Technology Trends report. Pricing is moving up slightly in discretes as suppliers see increased booking rates on most…

Growth Seen for Indoor Location Market

 Apple’s acquisition of WiFiSLAM has brought smartphone indoor location technologies to the fore. With over 1 billion new smartphones forecast to utilize indoor location technologies in 2018, there are still significant opportunities for companies with the right technologies and strategies. In ABI Research’s latest Location Technology report, “Smartphone Indoor Location Technologies”, it has forecast the…

Richardson RFPD & Wavelex Launch Website

Richardson RFPD, Inc. and Wavelex today announced the launch of the Wavelex website. The new site offers the full portfolio of the company’s RF, IF and microwave signal processing components for the RF and microwave industry, including amplifiers, attenuators, bias-Ts, couplers, DC blocks, SMA connectors and cables, splitters and combiners, switches, and terminators and loads.…

Engineering & Purchasing: Joined at the Hip

In an industry where engineering is constantly feeding new products to the manufacturing floor, several disciplines must be in place to assure the smoothest transitions from the R&D group to the operations group. While New Product Introductions (NPI) and associated processes are key to managing lowest costs and highest quality products from introduction to obsolescence…