Mouser Inspires Future Engineers by Sponsoring FIRST Robotics Competition Regionals

MANSFIELD, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc., a leading engineering resource and global distributor of semiconductors and electronic components, will be a major sponsor of the FIRST® Robotics Competition Dallas Regional tournament, set for this week, March 13-15 at the Irving Convention Center. Through FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) programs, high school…

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XP Power Brings Industry-Leading Power Product Lineup to Digi-Key

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, announced a global distribution agreement with XP Power, a power-solution leader offering the widest range of power products available from one source. XP Power is one of the world's leading developers and manufacturers of…

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America II Turns 25

America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest independent distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, is pleased to announce that 2014 will be its 25th year in business. The company marked the occasion by unveiling a new commemorative logo. Since its inception in 1989, America II has become an integral part of the electronic…

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Arrow Named Again to Most Admired Companies’ List

Arrow Electronics, Inc., (NYSE:ARW) today announced that it has been named to the Fortune magazine “World’s Most Admired Companies” for the 14th consecutive year. Arrow topped the list in the “Wholesalers: Electronics and Office Equipment” category based on input from peer companies and industry influencers. “Arrow is honored to be included once again on this…

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Defining Supply Chain Finance

Innovations in supply chain technology and financing are used as a competitive advantage by leading organizations today. As a result, the battleground for companies in the electronics industry is their financial supply chain. In a recent report published by the Aberdeen Group, 69% of companies surveyed are investigating ways of using supply chain finance techniques…

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Google Glass Success Depends on Niche Apps

Prototyping applications will be key to the success of Google Glass and other wearable glasses, speakers at Wearables DevCon said today. The conference, being held March 5 through March 7 near San Francisco, is designed for wearable makers, software developers, and app creators trying to pick up practical, technical knowledge. It turns out that prototyping…

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RFMW Supporting High-Frequency Oscillators

RFMW, Ltd. announces application and sales support for high frequency oscillators and VCXO’s to 1500MHz. These quartz-based, differential and PECL oscillators are targeted to networking and storage applications where fast delivery (less than one week) and high performance are required. For example, Sunny Electronics SPP-53 VCXO from their FastClock™  series provides excellent phase noise (122dBc…

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Top 7 ‘Crimes’ Committed Often by Purchasing

I was speaking with my Purchasing Manager last week; Patrick is a very capable and effective purchasing professional who has become addicted to Lytica’s fast track cost reduction methods. We discussed surprising things that we have seen in procurement which we label as “crimes” because they rob shareholders of value. In no particular order, I’d…

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ChipMOS Sales, Income up for 2013

ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (Bermuda) LTD. (“ChipMOS” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: IMOS), an industry leading provider of outsourced semiconductor assembly and test services (“OSAT”), today reported unaudited consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013. All U.S. dollar figures in this release are based on the exchange rate of NT$29.83 against…

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Riding the AGV Trend

Give your lift truck a break. A new generation of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) is taking over distribution centers nationwide. These AGVs are nothing like those that the distribution industry previously rejected as too costly, too cumbersome, too complicated, and with a painfully long return on investment (ROI). The AGVs of today are different, in…

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