TTI Acquires Ray-Q Ltd.

TTI, Inc. an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, today announced the acquisition of Ray-Q Interconnect. Founded in 1969 as a Raychem subsidiary based in Israel with offices in Turkey and India, Ray-Q provides high quality electrical interconnect solutions to military, aerospace and other high-reliability product industries. Since 2000 the company has been incorporated…

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What happened to ‘Real Men Own Fabs’?

Jerry Sanders III, the oft-quoted, hard-fighting, co-founder and former CEO and chairman of Advanced Micro Devices Inc., who made the chest-thumping statement from which I took the headline for this blog, was right about many things in his long career in the semiconductor market. He was also wrong about a few things. Taking on Intel…

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Big-Data Initiatives Drive Procurement Strategies

As big-data initiatives create expectations of competitive advantage, organizations are beginning to come to terms with the challenges ahead. While data quality issues take center stage, the ability to meaningfully integrate structured enterprise data — frequently housed across multiple enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, planning systems, manufacturing and production systems, customer relationship management (CRM), warehouse…

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Put Your Packaging on a Diet

Summer is over, fall has arrived, and winter is right around the corner. As the days grow shorter and colder, don't let inertia take over. Instead, put your packaging on a diet. (Source: Alan Cleaver) Here are three reasons why a packaging slim down will improve the health of your company's supply and the world:…

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