Digi-Key Expands IoT Offerings

Thief River Falls, Minn. —Digi-Key Corp. has added several new suppliers in response to customer demand for Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. By leveraging the global distributor’s hybrid model, focused on product fulfillment and services, along with its highly trafficked website, these embedded and wireless solution suppliers are expected to expand their global reach as…

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Tips for Building a ‘Smarter’ Supply Chain

Supply chains move goods, but they run on information. The global, interconnected and technology-enabled supply chain operates like a giant neural network, carrying ‘signals’ at lightning speed throughout the network. Creating this neural network has improved efficiency, reduced costs, expanded commerce, accelerated product flows and created all kinds of value. But the network is only…

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We Won’t Get Fooled Again

Good news: The economic crisis that has plagued the global economy is over. According to a recent International Monetary Fund (IMF) report, global growth is projected to increase from 3% in 2013 to 3.7% in 2014 and 3.9% in 2015. Finally, members of the electronics supply chain can breathe a sign of relief and stop…

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Sager Extends HQ Lease to 2021

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of IP&E electronic components, announced today the extension of the lease agreement of its corporate headquarters and 100,000 square distribution center located in Middleborough, Massachusetts.  In addition to the company’s corporate offices and distribution center, the facility houses conference and meeting space, a state-of-the-art data center and its…

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In Search of Mission-Critical Semiconductor Quality

Demand for mission-critical semiconductor quality in broad-based consumer products is taxing leading IDMs and fabless companies, and the answer lies in leveraging existing manufacturing data. For the semiconductor manufacturing market sector, the need to provide high-quality products has always been of paramount concern. However, in recent years, the quality demands on broad-market semiconductors used in…

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Logistics Providers: ITDS Will Cut Red Tape

Major logistics services providers UPS and FedEx have publically applauded the adoption of the International Trade Data System (ITDS), a  “single window”  through which businesses can electronically transmit  the data required by  U.S. Government agencies to import or export cargo. An executive order on the ITDS was signed last week. Carriers say the ITDS will…

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