TE Connectivity Announces $1.68M Facility Expansion

In conjunction with the economic development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County (EDC), TE Connectivity, a world leader in connectivity, today announced the expansion of its manufacturing facility in Fairview, N.C. with a $1.68 million investment in facilities and equipment. TE’s facility investment brings 40 new positions in engineering, production and operations to the county. The company…

Mouser to Distribute ADI Products

Mouser Electronics, Inc. today announced it has entered into a worldwide distribution agreement with Analog Devices, Inc., a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal-processing applications. The agreement covers Analog Devices’ complete product portfolio, including data converters, amplifiers, MEMS, DSPs, RF and power management ICs and associated development tools. Analog Devices (ADI) designs and manufactures…

Arrow’s Q1 “In Line With Expectations”

Component buyers around the world remain cautious about adding inventory — a trend reflected in flat revenue growth among electronics distributors. Lackluster demand is expected to continue through the second quarter, Arrow Electronics Inc.’s executives said, although more in line with seasonality. For its first quarter ended in March, Arrow’s results were in line with…

FedEx Inks New Express Air Pact With US Postal Service

FedEx Corp. has announced that its FedEx Express subsidiary has entered into a new express air transportation contract with the United States Postal Service. The current contract ends in September 2013, and the new contract will begin in October 2013. Under this seven-year agreement, valued at approximately $10.5 billion, FedEx Express will provide airport-to-airport transportation…

Tool or Platform: The Cloud’s Role in the Supply Chain

Although the cloud is considered a platform rather than a tool, aspects of the cloud are particularly well-suited to supply chain management (SCM). Among the advantages of cloud solutions tailored for SCM are speed, visibility, ease-of-use and low cost of implementation. Two companies,   E2open Inc. and GT Nexus, have been particularly active in the supply…