Renesas Tops Automotive IC Supplier Ranking

El Segundo, Calif. —Renesas maintained its number one ranking in the automotive semiconductor market in 2013, with a half-billion-dollar gap over the second-place competitor, Infineon, according to IHS Technology. Rounding out the top five are STMicroelecronics, Freescale and NXP. The overall automotive semiconductor market expanded five percent in 2013, reaching $26.7 billion in 2013, up from $25.4…

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Get the Most Out of Your Current ERP Solution

The productivity and efficiency of any organization can be boosted or slowed by its enterprise resource planning (ERP) setup. A recent whitepaper (registration required) by Supply Chain Management Review and Columbus offers some best-practices to bring your ERP solution up to top speed. Though certainly there are more than seven ways to do this, these…

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RS Supplies LUXEON Ultraviolet LEDs

Singapore — RS Components (http://singapore.rs-online.com/web) (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (http://www.electrocomponents.com) (LSE:ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has announced availability of high-power LUXEON ultraviolet (UV) LEDs from Philips Lumileds. Featuring the industry’s smallest footprint of just 2.2 sq. mm, the high-power emitters are one-fifth the size of…

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Avnet Embedded Software Store Expands

Phoenix, Ariz. — Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced the Embedded Software Store, an online information and e-Commerce-based website dedicated to the embedded design community, has opened up its site in support of other CPU architectures beyond the ARM architecture. Click to Tweet: Embedded Software Store Supports Multiple CPU Architectures including MSP430, AVR,…

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Supply Chain Analytics: Myth or Reality?

As tech clichés go, “big data” falls somewhere between “cloud” and “social” on the list of terms you're probably tired of hearing — ideas so broad they mean hardly anything at all. Nevertheless, since we first looked at the growth of predictive analytics last year, spending in that area has only increased. The redundantly named…

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