Supplier Diversity Tool Released

Procurement and supply management professionals working toward achieving diversity targets no longer have to consult multiple resources to find qualified companies. With ThomasNet.com’s new Supplier Diversity Application, they can now turn to one free central source. Industry’s leading product sourcing and supplier discovery platform offers one of the largest databases of woman-owned, minority, disadvantaged and…

What’s Inside Google Glass?

El Segundo, Calif. — Although Google Glass, which sells for $1,500, has hardware and manufacturing costs of only $152.47, according to a teardown by IHS Technology, it doesn’t translate into a “sky-high margin of 90 percent” for each sale, according to IHS analyst Andrew Rassweiler. “As in any new product—especially a device that breaks new technological…

Purchasing: Component Pricing Pressure Eases

Demand for electronic components is rising steadily and solidifying enough across all market segments that suppliers are beginning to hope they may soon be able to raise prices and improve their gross profit margins. Led by automotive, industrial and even segments of the consumer electronics market – smartphones and tablets – demand for components rose…

Flextronics Joins Power Alliance Board

Power Matters Alliance (PMA) today announced that Flextronics (NASDAQ: FLEX), a leading end-to-end supply chain solutions company that delivers design, engineering, manufacturing and logistics services to a range of industries and end-markets, has joined its Board of Directors. “Flextronics brings a considerable wealth of resources to the PMA, including several years of experience in mobile…

Cissoid & M.S. Kennedy Ink Development Pact

Cissoid, the leader in high-temperature and extended lifetime semiconductor solutions and M.S. Kennedy, a leader in high-temperature and extreme environment modules jointly announce today they have signed a long-term collaboration agreement to develop high-reliability (HiRel) and high-temperature electronic modules. The agreement brings together Cissoid’s 14 years of experience in developing semiconductors that operate in extreme…

Kemet Awards TTI

TTI, Inc. the leading global distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, has been awarded KEMET Corporation’s Distributor of the Year award for the eighth consecutive year. The award presentation took place at the Electronic Distribution Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The long-term relationship that TTI and KEMET share is one that benefits customers…

Zytronic Adds Sales Rep

Zytronic, the specialist developer and manufacturer of large form factor projected capacitive touch sensor solutions for the self-service, digital signage, gaming, leisure and industrial markets, has further extended its sales channel in North America with the appointment of RD&D Sales Engineering as a manufacturer’s representative. While the agreement covers the complete Zytronic product range, RD&D…