Arrow Gets Recycling Nod in Europe

Arrow Electronics, Inc., announced today that it has received certification to the Responsible Recycling standard for its value recovery business based in the Netherlands. The R2 certification represents the first of its kind for Arrow’s operations across Europe and adds to Arrow’s R2 certifications in the United States and Brazil.  The certificate relates to the…

Compliance Squeeze: The Polluter Pays

Countries around the world are struggling to deal with environmental degradation, resource scarcity and waste streams. As a result, they are issuing more and more regulations around environmental sustainability – covering areas such as waste stream control, packaging, greenhouse gas emissions and extended producer responsibility. “Legislative and cost imperatives are pushing companies to think about…

GLOBALFOUNDRIES to Acquire IBM’s Microelectronics Business

Armonk, N.Y. — IBM (NYSE: IBM) and GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced that they have signed a Definitive Agreement under which GLOBALFOUNDRIES plans to acquire IBM’s global commercial semiconductor technology business, including intellectual property, world-class technologists and technologies related to IBM Microelectronics, subject to completion of applicable regulatory reviews. GLOBALFOUNDRIES will also become IBM’s exclusive server processor semiconductor…

Reliance on Compliance: Evolving Industry Standards

The variety of product labeling standards set forth, or under consideration, by organizations such as the Electronics Components Industry Association (ECIA), Electronics Components Association (ECA), Joint Electron Device Engineering Council (JDEC), Government Electronics and Information Technology Association (GEIA), now part of TechAmerica, Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), and Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) present additional labeling challenges.…

Celestica Awards KOA

Bradford, Pa. – KOA Corporation announced it has been awarded a 2013 Total Cost of Ownership (TCOOTM) Supplier Award from Celestica, a global leader in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions. The awards program recognizes suppliers that support Celestica’s TCOO strategy and demonstrate excellence in quality, delivery, technology, service, pricing and flexibility. “We are…

TTI Stocks Kemet’s Automotive Lines

TTI, Inc., the world’s leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components, now stocks capacitors for high temperature automotive applications from Kemet. The devices are ideal for automotive applications above +125°C and up to +200°C, electric and hydraulic steering systems, electronic braking systems, engine and transmission control, as well as stop/start micro hybrid.…