TE Connectivity Recognizes Top Distributors

TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL), a world leader in connectivity, presented its 2013 Electronic Distributor Awards during its recent Global Distribution Summit in Los Angeles, CA.  These annual awards recognize TE’s highest-performing distribution partners based on sales and market share growth, business plan performance and customer satisfaction.TE presented the 2013 Electronic Global Distributor of the Year…

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IBM Launches First Servers with POWER8 Processor

Armonk, N.Y. – IBM (IBM: NYSE) has unveiled its Power Systems servers, built on an open server platform and POWER8 microprocessor, that allow data centers to manage extremely high data requirements, analyzing data 50 times faster than the latest x86-based systems. Described as a move that contrasts other chip and server manufacturers’ proprietary business models,…

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Global Semiconductor Sales Grow 5% in 2013

El Segundo, Calif. —Led by memory chip sales, global semiconductor revenue increased 5.0 percent in 2013, according to the latest research from IHS Technology. Total semiconductor revenue reached $318.1 billion in 2013, up from $303.1 billion in 2012. Last year’s growth “reversed the disappointing 2.4 percent loss of 2012, when revenue contracted from $310.6 billion in 2011,”…

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Public Companies Fail in Dodd-Frank Compliance

For a long time, the industry has been deep in conversation about the reporting requirements for the Securities and Exchange Commission's Dodd-Frank rules. Unfortunately, it's been just that: talk. The SEC adopted the final rules for the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in August 2012. Dodd-Frank impacts an estimated 6,000 publicly traded…

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Beyond Smocks & Straps: Auditing ESD Protection

When you evaluate an electronic manufacturing services provider, look beyond the appearances of electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection efforts. Complete an audit. During your plant visit, you may be asked to don a conductive smock and heel strap before you enter the manufacturing area. There, you may see workers standing on special mats and wearing wrist…

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