ECIA Submits Reponse to DFARS Case 2012-D055

The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) announces that it has submitted a response to the Department of Defense on the Proposed Rulemaking, DFARS Case 2012-D055. The association commented on six specific areas: definititions, cost accounting standards, safe harbors, traceability, flow down requirements and trusted supplier.    ECIA is the voice of the authorized sellers of electronic…

Farnell element14 Signs Exclusive LED Deal With Würth

Farnell element14 announces it will exclusively stock Würth Elektronik’s new range of signal light emitting diodes (LEDs). The LED’s primary applications are as signal LEDs for status indication in electronic equipment and in the industrial electronics sector, but also in many other applications such as scoreboards, keyboards, display panels, vending machines, audio and HiFi equipment, toys, background…

Set-Top Box Market to Achieve Record Shipments in 2013

 Despite the pay-TV industry’s increasing focus on delivering services to alternative devices like PCs, smartphones and tablets, its traditional flagship platform– the set-top box (STB)—continues to thrive, with market shipments set to hit record highs in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Global shipments of STBs used for cable, satellite, terrestrial and Internet protocol television (IPTV) digital…

Cost Reduction Doesn’t Have to Be Painful

Opportunity for cost reduction exists in all companies. Lytica’s analytic tools were conceived to focus on cost reduction for commercial component purchases but are also proving effective in reducing overhead activity associated with their cost reduction. Our customers are finding that they can significantly reduce the amount of activity required to get significant savings by…