IBM Alliance Creates World’s Tiniest Chip

An alliance led by IBM Research (NYSE:IBM) today announced that it has produced the semiconductor industry’s first 7nm (nanometer) node test chips with functioning transistors.  The breakthrough, accomplished in partnership with GlobalFoundries and Samsung at SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY Poly CNSE), could result in the ability to place more than…

Mouser and Akustica Ink Global Deal

Mouser Electronics Inc. today announced that it has reached a global distribution agreement with Akustica Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bosch Group. Akustica is a leading supplier of silicon MEMS microphone products that improve voice input quality in a variety of consumer electronic devices, including mobile phones, tablets, headsets, and small wearables devices.…

Verical Redesigns Website

Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) today announced the redesign of Verical.com, the company’s online electronics components superstore. The redesigned Verical.com features a new homepage with an easy-access parts search, mobile compatibility, multilingual accessibility and more prominent information about the manufacturers selling warrantied, traceable parts through the site. “At Arrow, we work in the world of five…

Flextronics Opts for More Supply Chain Intelligence

Flextronics International Ltd. gets it. Accurate and useful information is at the heart of everything enterprises do. Without it success may never arrive and if it does, it will be fleeting. That’s why the company has recently launched a software-based program to generate and share information about a variety of market issues with customers and…

Micronas and Digi-Key Sign Global Distribution Agreement

Micronas (SIX Swiss Exchange: MASN), the most preferred partner for sensing and control, and Digi-Key Electronics, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announce a global distribution partnership. “Our partnership with Digi-Key is very important for us in two key areas”, says Bernhard Huber, Vice President Sales and Industrial at Micronas.…

Procurement’s Biggest Problem: Risky Supply Chains

The biggest external challenge for businesses is supply chain risk, according to a new procurement study conducted by Xchanging plc, a business technology and services provider. The study of 830 procurement professionals across the UK, Europe and North America reveals that 77 percent of respondents believe supply chain risk is the biggest challenge to their…

Is the Industry Ready for Off-, Right- and Near-Shoring?

The high-tech industry has spent the better part of two decades working the kinks out of a supply chain that expanded rapidly into China. In addition to the bureaucracy the move entailed – many companies had to partner with a Chinese company in order to literally get a foot on the ground—the logistics of designing…