Looking Back At 2014: Passive, Power, and EM Suppliers

2014 saw its share of consolidation activity among passive, power, and electromechanical component suppliers, with larger companies seeking to expand their product portfolios to offer a broader line of parts and enable them to be more of a “one-stop” supplier to the customers. Perhaps the loudest noise was made by TE Connectivity, known more as…

Avoiding Data Breaches in IT Asset Disposal

When the industry thinks of data breaches it raises the specter of a savvy hacker lurking very far, and yet very close, intermingling with a larger organization of internet criminals, breaking into our technology and gathering most private information: credit card and bank account details, social security numbers, and personal health and income data. The…

Acopian Power Supplies Get UL Nod

Acopian Power Supplies, a leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of standard, modified-standard and custom power supplies announced that its Narrow Profile power supply series is now certified to UL Safety Standards  UL 60950 (Information Technology Equipment) and UL 508 (Industrial Control Equipment), as well as conforms to all of the legal requirements to…

GE DC Power Products Selects Watts as Master Distributor

Montreal – Watts Unlimited Inc. (Watts), one of  Canada’s largest designers of industrial-scale critical power infrastructure, has announced that it has signed an agreement with GE’s Critical Power business to be the master distributor for DC power system products across  Canada. Under the terms of the deal Watts will appoint sub-distributors across the country and be responsible for…

Digi International Names New CFO

Digi International® , (NASDAQ: DGII), announced today that Michael C. Goergen has been appointed as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the company effective April 20, 2015. Goergen, most recently served as Senior Vice President of Finance for the Transport – Logistics division of Trimble Navigation Limited from April 2013 to March…

Raytheon Recognized for Supply Chain Management Excellence

Waltham, Mass. — The Institute for Supply Management® and  Michigan State University are honoring Raytheon Company (NYSE:  RTN) for excellence in supply chain management, a critical dynamic for driving down product and contract costs. Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) Integrated Supply Chain (ISC) organization received the 2015 “Excellence in Supply Chain Management Award” in recognition of the way the…

STMicro, iPanel Target Chinese Market

Geneva –STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a top supplier of System-on-Chip (SoC) ICs for set-top boxes and home gateways, today announced that its Palma (STiH273) HD cable chipsets and its Cannes/Monaco family of UltraHD Devices (STiH314/318 and STiH414/418) have been integrated and optimized with iPanel’s complete set…

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Quantifying Counterfeits: A Moving Target

Whenever someone in authority—such as the government, law enforcement or research firms — can’t answer a seemingly straightforward question, they often lapse into “it is being investigated;”  “it is a moving target;” or my personal favorite: “it is still very fluid.” Of course individuals and organizations want data, statistics and facts from their authorities, but…