New Cars Require Multiple Antennas

The new features of automotive interiors come at a cost of multiple sets of wireless information and content being delivered transparently to the driver. In the past, this was at most two antennas — AM and FM for the entertainment system. Modern vehicles need a few more antennas, and the count is growing. A typical…

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Element14 Franchised by Richtek

 Element14 has announced its new franchise with Richtek Technology Corporation, one of the world’s leading analog IC companies. This landmark partnership includes an expansion of element14’s portfolio of Richtek’s extensive line of DC/DC converters and LDO linear voltage regulators.  Electronic design customers will benefit from easy availability of Richtek’s inventive power management solutions that improve the…

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ECIA Issues Guidelines for Commercial Electronic Parts

The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) announces the release of an industry guideline for Certificates of Conformance for Commercial Electronic Parts. The guideline was developed to address a customer’s request for traceabilty records. It identifies the need for and outlines the requirements of an Authorized Distributor Certificate of Conformance. The authorized distributors of electronic parts are committed to supplying…

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Decentralize to Improve Supply Chain Efficiency

In today's globalized economy, supply chain professionals work together to deliver products to the end customer while working with different organizations and different business units within the same organization. During this process, supply chain managers face a challenge in controlling inventories and costs while maximizing customer service performance. A supply chain — a network of…

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Packaging Optimization = Supply Chain Optimization

Packaging optimization is critical to supply chain optimization. To catch big advantages, change your mindset and make packaging a forethought rather than an afterthought. In a Packaging World article, Elisha Tropper, president and CEO of Cambridge Seals Security (CSS), describes how packaging is typically thought of by manufacturers: An afterthought… for most [manufacturers of industrial…

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Gartner IDs 10 Key Tech Trends for 2014

With every new technology comes the opportunity for supply chain partners to tap into new customers or markets. Market research firm Gartner has identified the top 10 technology trends it deems strategic for most organizations during 2014. Gartner defines a strategic technology as one with the potential for significant impact on the enterprise in the…

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Mouser Gets AS9100C OK

 Mouser Electronics, Inc., a top design engineering resource and global authorized distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced that it has satisfied the rigorous audits of process control, quality management, and risk management, to be registered to AS9100C.  Established as the industry’s gold standard for quality and control, AS9100C is a quality management certification…

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