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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Marvell to Launch IoT Maker Kit

The semiconductor supplier Marvell in Santa Clara, Calif., rolled out its Kinoma Create JavaScript-powered Internet of Things construction kit Monday, March 10. Marvell said that the software/hardware combined tool kit is designed for “software developers, makers, and designers” to easily start creating connected consumer electronics and their companion apps. The brain behind Kinoma Create is…

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TI Unveils New Webench Feature

Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today unveiled WEBENCH® Schematic Editor, a new editing and simulation feature that enables engineers to customize power management designs and simulate the circuit created within the WEBENCH environment.  For more information or to start a design, visit www.ti.com/webencheditor-pr. WEBENCH Schematic Editor will be demonstrated in TI’s booth #805 at the…

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