Purchasers: Guardians of the Production Galaxy

The world of components buying is fraught with risks. Even the newest electronics components buyer at a contract manufacturer or OEM knows the terrain is riddled with dangerous obstacles ranging from non-optimal pricing conditions to delivery bottlenecks and the more intractable challenge of dodging counterfeit parts to ensure the supply chain doesn’t become corrupt. Those…

ECIA Paper Compares Anti-Counterfeit Standards

The alphabet soup that is part of counterfeit-avoidance is difficult enough; poring through the available standards almost requires a scorecard. The ECIA has done some of the work for the industry in comparing the final rule from the Defense Acquisition Regulations System (DFARS), which added. section 252.246-7007 Contractor Counterfeit Electronic Part Detection and Avoidance System;…

Mouser Electronics Showcases Newest Technologies

Mouser Electronics, Inc. today announces that it is a major exhibitor at NIWeek, August 3-6 at the Austin (Texas) Convention Center. Presented by National Instruments (NI), the 21st Annual NIWeek brings together the brightest minds in engineering and science. More than 3,200 innovators representing a spectrum of industries, from automotive to telecommunications to robotics and energy,…

Celestica Honors Molex

Molex Incorporated today announced it has been awarded a 2014 Total Cost of Ownership (TCOOTM) Supplier Award from Celestica, a global leader in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions. Celestica’s awards program recognizes suppliers that support Celestica’s TCOOTM strategy and demonstrate excellence in quality, delivery, technology, service, pricing and flexibility. “Molex is proud to be recognized…

July: Manufacturing Adjusts Growth Pace

After setting several high marks for the year to date in June, the domestic manufacturing industry adjusted its growth pace in July. A leading national manufacturing index, the Institute for Supply Management’s PMI, declined slightly from June to 52.7 percent. “The PMI was down 0.8 [percentage points] but still growing for the 31st consecutive month,”…

Intel Invests in Georgia Tech Engineering Program

Today, Intel Corporation announced it will invest $5 million over the next five years to deepen its engineering pipeline partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology and deploy research-driven solutions to inspire and retain women and underrepresented minorities to start and complete computer science and engineering degrees. The Intel and Georgia Tech program, announced in…