Trust But Verify Reverse Logistics Providers

The perception of the reverse logistics industry has shifted over the last several years.  Reverse logistics has gone from being viewed as an afterthought to a necessary evil to being recognized as a wealth of opportunity.  This shift has occurred as a result of several factors including: shortened product lifecycles, increased regulations and standards, consumer…

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Macro Sensors LVDTs Replace Proximity Sensors

Pennsauken, N.J. — Macro Sensors LVDT linear position sensors may be used to replace proximity sensors in the automated control systems of hot air, heat staking machinery used by many high technology and manufacturing industries in the manufacture of thermoplastic assemblies. “In this automated assembly process, super heated hot air melts plastic studs, softening them…

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CDE Expands Hybrid Polymer Al Lytic Capacitor Line

New Bedford, Mass. — Cornell Dubilier Electronics, Inc. (CDE) has released the type HZA hybrid polymer aluminum electrolytic capacitors. The HZA capacitors offer the ultra-low equivalent series resistance (ESR) characteristics of conductive aluminum polymer capacitors packaged in a V-chip, SMT case, with high capacitance and voltage ratings previously available only in aluminum electrolytic technology. The…

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PEI-Genesis Expands in Brazil

PEI-Genesis, Inc., one of the world’s fastest assemblers of precision connectors and power supplies, has signed an agreement with AGS Aerohoses of Cruzeiro, Sao Paulo, Brazil to represent PEI-Genesis’s portfolio of high reliability connectors and design services throughout Brazil. This agreement will bring PEI-Genesis’ deep expertise and resources to the Brazilian marketplace by offering its…

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‘Protect and Attack’ Strategy Earns Lenovo Record Sales

The Lenovo Group recently announced record results for its third fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2013. While the company attributes its record sales “to a strong global execution, an innovative product portfolio and an increasing mix of PC Plus revenues,” the underlying driver continues to be its guiding philosophy of “protect and attack” implemented about…

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Sony U.S. Cuts Jobs; Closes Stores

Sony Electronics today announced plans to restructure its organization to maintain its competitiveness in an evolving consumer electronics market. In line with Sony Corporation’s Feb. 6 earnings announcement outlining an estimated headcount reduction of roughly 5,000 employees globally, Sony Electronics confirmed a total staff reduction of one-third by the end of the calendar year, affecting…

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Nearshoring Still Searching for Adoption

Based on level of industry interest, bringing manufacturing closer to the consumer is a hot trend. However, there has been less traction in terms of industry movement toward nearshoring. In late 2013, UPS released its UPS Change in the (Supply) Chain survey findings, which is an annual survey of high-tech logistics executives in North America,…

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Mouser Launches Open Source Hardware Tech Site

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is happy to announce their new Open Source Hardware (OSHW) technology site. This new highly interactive site contains plenty of useful information on many of the latest open source hardware boards and accessories, including BeagleBone, Arduino, Netduino, STMicroelectronics Nucleo, Texas Instruments LaunchPad, and the Intel Galileo. Developers can come to Mouser’s new…

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