UPS Service Market Flat in 2012

Although market growth for service on uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) was flat in 2012, revenue in the first quarter of 2013 increased by 5 percent from the same period last year, suggesting the market may be strengthening, according to a new report from IMS Research, now part of IHS (NYSE: IHS). UPS service revenues can…

Murata Americas Lauds Arrow, Mouser

Murata Americas has presented Arrow Electronics with its Top Performing Channel Award and Mouser Electronics with its Outstanding Contribution Award.  Both were presented at the recent Electronic Distribution Show (EDS) in Las Vegas, the largest industry event of its kind. Arrow’s award captures the collaboration between both companies in terms of competitive positioning, customer base expansion,…

LED Packaging Drives Cost Reductions

Packaging cost reduction is driving new technology and design adoption, and fueling a booming equipment and material market. Depending on the device type, packaging can represent 40% to 60% of LED total cost. As such, packaging represents the single-largest opportunity for cost reduction, which is required in order for the industry to access the Holy…

UMC Adds Office in Korea

United Microelectronics Corp.  (“UMC”), a leading global semiconductor foundry, today announced the opening of its UMC Korea office to help expand regional business and provide local support to customers. The proximity of UMC’s new office to its customers in Korea will create working synergies that will help expedite engagement and support, thus shortening time-to-market for…