Peerless Assembly Team Receives Certifications

Peerless Electronics Inc. is pleased to announce that members of their Value Added Assembly Team are now fully certified to MIL-STD-2000A as well as being CIS Certified IPC Specialists, meeting the J-STD-001 soldering certification. The IPC J-STD-001 requirement for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies has emerged as the preeminent authority for electronics assembly manufacturing. This…

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ISM: Procurement Savings Miss the Mark

 When OEMs began implementing practices such as just-in-time (JIT) and build-to-order (BTO), analysts began to look at the supply chain as a possible profit center rather than a cost. Yet, a survey conducted by the Institute of Supply Management indicates that procurement – one of the key functions in the supply chain – remains primarily…

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Shift Happens: Thoughts on Industry Change

Admittedly, when I saw that Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas president Ed Smith would give an “Unplugged” presentation at last fall's Electronic Components Industry Association Executive Conference, I smiled thinking someone had finally given Smith a mic and a standup slot. If you've had the pleasure of meeting Smith, two things are instantly clear about him:…

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Memoir Joins TSMC IP Alliance

Memoir Systems Inc., today announced that it has joined the TSMC Soft IP Alliance Program, leveraging TSMC’s advanced process technologies to improve power, performance and area for its Renaissance family of multiport memory IP. Using Memoir’s IP delivery platform that includes design-for-formal and exhaustive formal verification, Memoir delivered fully verified ultra-high performance multiport memory IPs…

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IPC Study Underway

IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® released a global survey this month to collect data for the IPC International Technology Roadmap for Electronic Interconnections, and for IPC’s 2014 Technology Trends Study. Participation is open to all manufacturers of printed circuit boards and board assemblies worldwide. The deadline for survey responses is January 31. The survey covers…

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