Applied DNA Signs Eighth Supplier

One of the problems with developing a standard is they only work when everybody is using them. The electronics supply chain has tackled a number of standards over the years including RosettaNet – a protocol for conducting electronic commerce. Counterfeit prevention is another supply chain issue that could benefit from a standard. Counterfeit parts may…

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Top Supply Chain Issue: Cost Reduction

Reducing costs remains the top priority for hi-tech supply chain executives in 2014, according to a new report from eyefortransport (eft), in collaboration with Jabil. This is followed closely by managing supply chain complexity as globalization creates bigger challenges for their supply chains, along with more suppliers and logistics partners they have to deal with.…

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World Micro Names Global QC Director

Georgia-based electronic components distributor, World Micro, Inc., www.worldmicro.com. announced today that it has appointed Gary Beckstedt to serve as the company’s Director of Global Quality, heading the company’s Atlanta headquarters quality department. Beckstedt’s role will be to coordinate all quality programs and processes in both Atlanta and Penang Malaysia, including ISO standards programs, ESD programs,…

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Measuring My Heart

Let me start by saying that this article has nothing to do with Valentine's Day. The timing is purely coincidental. Yesterday morning, I had my annual appointment with the cardiologist, though not with the usual one. You see, my cardiologist of the last six to seven years, while in the office today, is leaving town.…

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Vitesse Delivers Small ICs for IoT Networking

Camarillo, Calif. — Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. has unveiled its latest generation of energy-efficient SimpliPHY Gigabit Ethernet (GE) devices — the VSC8501, VSC8502, and VSC8514 single, dual and quad PHYs — targeted at IoT networks transitioning to Gigabit Ethernet speeds. The new physical layer transceivers, featuring the company’s Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) EcoEthernet 2.0 technology, may be…

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Risk & Volatility is the New Supply Chain ‘Norm’

The global electronics supply chain is riddled with risk, a phenomenon that won’t go away anytime soon and which companies must respond to by proactively identifying challenges within their operations and then collaborating with partners and suppliers to reduce their exposure, according to Pascal Fernandez, VP of business development at Avnet Velocity, a unit of…

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Future Electronics Is 1st Distributor to Become ARM Accreditation Corporate Partner

MONTREAL — Future Electronics has underlined the strength of its technical service to embedded design engineers with the announcement today that it has become the first ARM Accreditation Corporate Partner. This is the result of Future Electronics’ commitment to adopt the ARM Accredited Engineer (AAE) program worldwide throughout the company, with a particular focus on…

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