M&As Drive Major Shifts in Automotive IC Market

El Segundo, Calif. – The recent merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the automotive semiconductor market is reshaping the competitive landscape, according to a new report from IHS Technology. These include acquisitions by Qualcomm, Infineon Technologies, and On Semiconductor The latest deal is Qualcomm Inc.’s announcement that it would acquire U.K.’s CSR PLC. This purchase is…

Arrow Names EMEA Sales VP

Arrow Electronics announced the appointment of Martin Bielesch as vice president sales of EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Components. Bielesch joins Arrow from Avnet EMG, where he was most recently regional vice president of Central Europe and, previously, general manager of lighting and new markets in Europe. Prior to this, he held various management…

Avnet Releases Smart Vision Dev Kit

Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), is helping to eliminate time and cost barriers to develop industry-leading embedded machine vision applications with today’s release of the Smart Vision Development Kit featuring the Xilinx® Zynq®-7015 PicoZed System-on-Module (SOM). The low-cost, all-in-one kit enables engineers in markets such as banking, medical scanning,…

Local Knowledge Extends Quality in Global Supply Chains

Diversification and expansion in the electronics market poses many challenges: there is a rapid emergence of new markets, an extension of supply chains, increased logistics and reverse logistics demands, not to mention rapidly growing, intense competition from new, locally-based OEMs. These market challenges are repeated across regions; they are similar regardless of point of origin…

Avnet Exec Featured at IBF Conference

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that Wade McDaniel, vice president of solutions architecture, Avnet Velocity, will present a session, titled “Innovating the Supply Chain through Segmentation, Planning, and Forecasting,” at the IBF Business Forecasting & Planning: Best Practices Conference. The event takes place October 28-29, 2014, at Disney’s Beach &…

TI Reports Solid Growth in Q3

TI reports 3Q14 financial results and shareholder returns Dallas, Tex. — Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today reported third-quarter revenue of $3.50 billion, net income of $826 million and earnings per share of 76 cents. Regarding the company’s performance and returns to shareholders, Rich Templeton, TI’s chairman, president and CEO, made the following comments: “Revenue for the quarter was solidly…

Samsung to Mass Produce First 8-Gb DDR4 on 20-NM

Seoul, Korea – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in memory technology, today announced that it is mass producing the industry’s most advanced 8-gigabit (Gb) DDR4 memory and 32-gigabyte (GB) module, both of which will be manufactured based on a new 20-nanometer (nm) process technology, for use in enterprise servers. “Our new 20nm 8Gb DDR4 DRAM more than meets the high performance, high density and energy…

Be Smart When it Comes to Choosing Social Networks

When it comes to social media and the supply chain, popularity isn’t everything. With more than 1.3 billion users, Facebook is the most popular social network. Your B2B business should not use Facebook just because of its popularity.  Rather, your business should use Facebook (or not) because it fits into your marketing and business strategies.…