SIA, SRC Call for Increased Research Investments

Leaders in the tech industry and academia, led by the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) and Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), are calling out the industry to make increased research investments to help boost tech leadership in the U.S. as well as to advance new transformative technologies including the Internet of Things (IoT). A new study released…

Buyers’ Scarcest Commodity? Time

Procurement specialists have to focus on a lot of issues strategic to their organizations. But what is the problem that most bedevils buyers themselves? Time management. PrimeAdvantage, a buying consortium of small and midsize manufacturers, found time was the scarcest commodity among respondents to its 2015 survey. Because of  time limitations, 63 percent of respondents said…

Qualcomm Unveils Reference Board for Drones

San Diego, Calif. — Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., has introduced Qualcomm® Snapdragon Flight™, a highly optimized 58x40mm board targeted specifically for consumer drones and robotics applications. Qualcomm Snapdragon Flight is based on a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 801 processor, along with robust connectivity, advanced drone software and development tools, bringing cutting-edge…

WPG Americas Opens New Office

San Jose, Calif. — WPG Americas Inc. (WPGA) a subsidiary of WPG Holdings, the Global number one distributor of semiconductors, announced today it has opened a new office in Ronkonkoma, New York. The new office includes sales, marketing, operations and their Embedded Display Solutions group allowing WPGA to better serve existing and future customers in the…

RS Signs B&R Enclosures

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc(LSE: ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has entered a supply agreement with B&R Enclosures, Australasia’s leading specialist in the design and manufacture of enclosures, racks and cabinets. The partnership enables customers in Australia and New Zealand to benefit from RS’ eCommerce strengths. RS is continually adding leading Australasian brands to its range for…