Environ Offers Brief on CA Regs

In conjunction with coverage of California’s major new regulatory program aimed at reducing or eliminating many toxic chemicals in consumer products, here is a link to an issue brief from Michael Kirschner of ENVIRON,  California’s Safer Consumer Products Regulations: Near-Term Actions and Priorities.  Mr. Kirschner discusses a number of important topics including: The regulatory time…

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TTI Exec Featured at SAE Meeting

TTI, Inc., global distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, today announced that Kevin Sink, TTI Vice President Total Quality, is slated to speak at the upcoming SAE Counterfeit Parts Avoidance Symposium – South (CPAS). The symposium is scheduled for Tuesday, December 10, 2013 in Irving, Texas. Recognized as a top industry thought leader…

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The Ugly Truth About Counterfeiting

Nothing has polarized the supply chain like counterfeiting. It has pitted segments of the industry against one another (distributors versus brokers) and more recently divided the channel into two camps: Pro-DNA and anti-DNA. Both of these debates center around proposed solutions to the counterfeit problem in the channel and both have spurred action. But these…

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DNA Marking: What is the other Option?

The semiconductor industry and its supply chain partners would benefit from a collaborative effort with the government to develop a more comprehensive and effective anti-counterfeiting technology. The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has already put in, at minimum, five full years of research to bettering the semiconductor supply chain and is willing to work side-by-side with the government…

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4 Paths From Strategy to Execution

Strategy is about making choices. Execution is about getting down and dirty so that those choices can produce results. Here's how to get from excellent strategy to strong execution. Strategy is the pursuit of excellence. It is more than white boards, spreadsheets, taglines, slogans, and vanity metrics. Strategy is about making choices on where to…

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IPC Names Soldering Champs

Despite chilly temperatures in Munich last week, things got “heated” as 43 competitors went soldering iron to soldering iron at IPC’s Hand Soldering Competition at productronica 2013, November 12–15. Emerging victorious and taking first place, a cash prize of €500 and a new soldering station from JBC Tools, was Jacek Majchrzak, PartnerTech, Poland. In addition,…

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