EPCOS Receives Bosch Supplier Award

TDK Corporation announces that its subsidiary, EPCOS Limited in China, has received the Supplier Excellence Award 2013 from Bosch Rexroth in China for the first time. The prize honors outstanding performance in terms of product quality, punctual and on-time delivery, and support to R&D. The Bosch Rexroth plant in Xi’an, China, sources a broad range…

Vitesse Delivers Small ICs for IoT Networking

Camarillo, Calif. — Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. has unveiled its latest generation of energy-efficient SimpliPHY Gigabit Ethernet (GE) devices — the VSC8501, VSC8502, and VSC8514 single, dual and quad PHYs — targeted at IoT networks transitioning to Gigabit Ethernet speeds. The new physical layer transceivers, featuring the company’s Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) EcoEthernet 2.0 technology, may be…

Risk & Volatility is the New Supply Chain ‘Norm’

The global electronics supply chain is riddled with risk, a phenomenon that won’t go away anytime soon and which companies must respond to by proactively identifying challenges within their operations and then collaborating with partners and suppliers to reduce their exposure, according to Pascal Fernandez, VP of business development at Avnet Velocity, a unit of…

China Makes Headway on Domestic IC Supply Chain

China – which has mostly been a destination for the Western electronics supply chain – continues to develop an IC supply chain of its own. Chip foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) has formed a joint venture with Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology Co., Ltd. (JCET) for 12-inch wafer bumping and related services. JCET will also…