RFMW Supporting MAST

RFMW Ltd., announces design and sales support for a new line of dual use RF Absorber + Thermally Conductive pad material from MAST Technologies. Trademarked Suppress-n-Sink, the target application is reducing harmful reflections from heat-sinks and heat-spreaders used on RF components. New designs often include miniaturization as a design goal forcing the product packaging and…

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Amphenol Snaps up GE Unit for $318M

Amphenol Corp. said it has agreed to acquire the Advanced Sensors business unit of General Electric Corp. for $318 million in continuation of its efforts to add proprietary and high-margin products to its portfolio. This transaction adds a line of products in automotive, medical, industrial and transportation to Amphenol’s already extensive offerings. The company in…

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E2open Gets ISO 27001

E2open, the leading provider of cloud-based solutions for collaborative planning and execution across global trading networks, today announced that the company is the first dedicated, cloud-based supply chain Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) vendor to achieve the International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC) 27001:2005 Security Certification (ISO 27001). ISO 27001 is an internationally recognized standard for certifying…

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7 Tips for Mastering the Art of Persuasion

When understood, persuasion is an effective business tool. Here is how to use persuasion effectively. Persuasion is a skill that is generally misunderstood, misused, and underutilized. Persuasion is perceived to be a tool for sales and manipulation. Persuasion is perceived as a tool for selling cars — a profession that is not highly regarded (according…

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Consumer & Mobility Alter the Electronics Landscape, Part 1

Electronics Here, There, Everywhere: Implications for Industry Design Chain & Supply Chain Landscape. That was the initial headline for this article but the lengthy wording worked against this choice and a shorter title was substituted. Yet, this analogy demonstrates clearly what’s happening in the world of electronics and how the ubiquity of semiconductors and other…

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America II Evolves ‘Blended’ Distribution

The distribution categories of yesteryear – catalog, specialty, broadline, independent, franchised – are no longer working for many in the channel. Longtime catalog distributor Digi-Key Corp., for example, no longer publishes a paper catalog. America II Electronics Inc., an independent distributor, has been adding franchises. America II has entered into a global distribution agreement with…

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