Future Wins ECIA Awards

Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, was recognized with three marketing awards at the Electronic Components Industry Association’s Executive Conference held October 27-29, 2013 in Chicago.  The Electronics Choice Industry Awards celebrate the industry’s efforts in marketing their brands. Partnered with Penton Media, the organization considers hundreds of entries and chooses winners…

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Shutdown Has Little Impact on Manufacturing

The recent shutdown by the U.S. government did not appear to have an effect on domestic manufacturing activity, according to the nation’s supply executives. A leading indicator of economic growth, the Institute for Supply Management’s Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI), increased for the fifth straight month to reach 56.4 percent.  A PMI reading above 50 percent…

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Flextronics Closes Riwisa Acquisition

Flextronics (FLEX) today announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of RIWISA AG. As a result of the transaction, Flextronics has acquired RIWISA’s state-of–the-art manufacturing facilities located in Hagglingen, Switzerland and highly-experienced employees in medical, consumer packaging and industrial products. With the close of the acquisition, Flextronics broadens its precision injection molding and…

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ISM: Manufacturing Growth Continues

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October for the fifth consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 53rd consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®.  The report was issued  by Bradley J. Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, chair of the Institute for Supply Management™ Manufacturing…

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In SCM, Attitude Is (Almost) Everything

Each year, Gartner releases its Supply Chain Top 25 Ranking to recognize companies with the world's highest performing supply chains. And each year huge high-profile companies like Apple, Amazon.com, and Wal-Mart are ranked among the top performers. However, it is not just the size of these organizations that distinguishes them; it's their attitude about their…

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Forbes Recognizes Synaptics

Synaptics Inc., a leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced its recognition on the Forbes Best Small Companies list for the seventh straight year. Synaptics is proud to have come in at number 7 on the Best Small Tech Companies list and number 19 across all industries. Recognizing leading companies based on a combination…

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The RFID ‘Kill’ Switch is here

During the RFID Live 2013 conference, I had the opportunity to preview some very significant technology introductions that will be implemented as standard features in both mobile and fixed stationed products very soon. One of the most intriguing innovations is the RFID application that I like to think of as a “kill switch.” One hardware…

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