SEMI Applauds Trade Progress

SEMI has praised a plan to expand the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) and begin negotiations to finalize the deal.  Following a multiyear effort on behalf of global information and communication technology industries, a meaningful agreement now appears within reach, the organization said. SEMI (www.semi.org) worked with a host of industry and government officials in an…

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“Smart Transportation:” An Oxymoron

Full disclosure: I live in Boston. So any discussion about “smart transportation” likely applies to the Rest of the World (ROW). The global market for smart transportation already is $45 billion, according to a recent report. This includes the networks and infrastructure that enables things like Fast Lane (cashless) tolls to operate. One of the…

Arrow Launches IoT Boot Camp

Arrow Electronics, Inc. (ARW) has announced it is collaborating with Skookum Digital Works to offer the “Innovation Launch Pad,” a five-day, immersive-learning “boot camp” for companies looking to bring innovative and profitable “Internet of Things” (IoT) ideas to market. “IoT is poised to disrupt entire business models and industries, but companies looking to bring innovative…

ROHM Bets on Digital Power with Powervation Acquisition

ROHM Co., Ltd., a global analog power IC manufacturer, has acquired Powervation Ltd., a privately-held digital power IC manufacturer for approximately $70 million, in an all-cash transaction.  The acquisition is expected to significantly expand ROHM’s market position in the digital power solutions market as analog technologies continue to be displaced by digital power. ROHM is…

Arrow Increases Stake in Mobility Device Management

The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement, which allows employees to use their personal cell phones, smartphones, tablets and laptops for business, has become a challenge for many corporations. While BYOD enables businesses to reduce the costs associated with providing hardware for their employees, securing those devices becomes expensive as companies try to find security…

Pasternack Adds New VNA Calibration Kits

Irvine, Calif. – Pasternack, a leading manufacturer and supplier of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, has expanded their portfolio of general purpose VNA calibration kits with new 50 and 75 Ohm versions. These new cal kits offer excellent performance characteristics that are specially designed for the fine-tuning and calibration of sensitive test equipment in engineering labs, production…

CDM Stocks Amphenol Pcd Field Bus Interconnects

Turnersville, N.J. – CDM Electronics, a premier authorized distributor of electronic connectors and cables, today announced the availability of a comprehensive inventory of components comprising the Amphenol Pcd Field Bus Interconnect System.  The products offer a solution for an extensive array of harsh-environment applications while enabling users to quickly, and reliably transform standard telecom and datacom…

Striking a Bimodal Balance in the Supply Chain

Balancing growth, innovation, and efficiencies to move into increasingly competitive markets comprises a directive that extends across executive responsibilities and into supply chain relationships. This balance is part and parcel of a set of strategic challenges not only for the semiconductor and electronics supply chain, but also across many industries. In the electronics industry, where…