2015 Top 5 Trends in Enterprise Labeling, Part 1

Today, there are a variety of factors impacting supply chain strategy and ultimately labeling processes. Therefore, it’s important to take a close look at what changes are driving today’s trends in labeling, which has become a mission-critical component in the supply chain as businesses continue to expand globally. Growing customer demands and evolving regulatory requirements…

Jabil Enters Reference Design Market with Intel

Jabil Circuit Inc. said it has agreed to produce reference designs based on Intel Corp. intellectual property for “intelligent vending” manufacturers as semiconductor companies continue to push deeper into OEM design chains. The move enables Jabil to continue its focus on diversifying its services to include a wider segment of the manufacturing economy. Intelligent vending…

Arrow Defies Currency Headwind

Arrow Electronics Inc. faced a good news/bad news conundrum in the latest quarter. European sales soared but with the euro slumping against the dollar, the distributor found itself reporting negative growth for the region. Strip out currency fluctuations, though, and Arrow executives could easily have boasted that they exceeded sales expectations. The dollar’s climb against…

Advanced MP Participates in ERAI Conference

San Clemente, Calif. – Advanced MP Technology, Inc. (AMPT), an industry leader in the electronic component distribution, had their executive management team, sales manager and quality manager participate in the two-day ERAI Executive Conference in San Diego from April 22nd to April 23rd. Themed “Supply Chain Security: A Moving Target”, this year’s ERAI Executive Conference…

TI Tech Cuts Battery-Charge Time by 60%

Dallas, Tex. – Texas Instruments (TI) has claimed the industry’s first fully integrated 5-A single-cell lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery-charger circuit with proprietary MaxCharge technology that reduces charge time up to 60 percent compared to existing battery chargers, according to the company. The bq25892 switch-mode charger is said to provide a safer charging experience while still maximizing the benefits…

TTI Promotes Susan Sumners

Fort Worth, Tex. – TTI, Inc. the leading authorized distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, today announced the promotion of Susan Sumners to Senior Vice President, Information Services. Sumners takes the helm as David Minter, Senior Vice President Business Administration and Information Services, retires from TTI with 32 years of service. In making the…

Richardson RFPD Adds MACOM GaAs Power Amplifier

Geneva, Ill. – Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced today the availability and full design support capabilities for a new GaAs power amplifier from M/A-COM Technology Solutions. The MAAP-011022 high power balanced amplifier operates from 2.7 to 3.0 GHz, provides 7W of pulsed power, and is designed to operate at an 8% duty cycle. The new amplifier provides rugged performance…