High-Tech Tackles Logistics

High-tech companies are developing leading-edge solutions to improve a variety of functions in logistics—a complex web of freight movers, third-party logistics companies and parcel delivery services. Here are a handful of companies that have recently launched logistics-related products and services: Freightos has developed an online marketplace that gives importers and exporters on-demand access to global freight services. Freight forwarders,…

DDR4 DRAM Chip Tags Dip

Spot prices of DDR4 DRAM memory devices fell by nearly two percent since April 20, indicating a correction to close the price gap between spot and contract pricing for PC DRAM, according to DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. However, the market research firm expects DRAM prices to remain on an upward trend in 2017 primarily due…

C&K: Accelerating its Digital Transformation

C&K hires new CMO to help drive its digital transformation strategy to better support its customers and distribution partners. Electronic component manufacturers are starting to transform their businesses through digital technologies to drive growth and improve operational efficiencies and relationships internally and with customers and partners. C&K, a nearly 90-year-old manufacturer of electromechanical switches, is…

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NXP Tops Microcontroller Supplier Ranking

Acquisitions by NXP, Microchip and Cypress had a big impact on the ranking of microcontroller suppliers in 2016. One of the biggest shifts was NXP overtaking Renesas to become the top microcontroller (MCU) supplier thanks to its acquisition of Freescale Semiconductor, according to IC Insights’ April Update to The McClean Report. Several major acquisitions – attributed to strong…