Macronix Will Defend Patents

Macronix International Co., Ltd. (TSE: 2337), a global leader providing non-volatile memory solutions, announced that it will take vigorous actions against the patent litigations filed by Spansion, Inc. in the U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC”) and the U.S. District Court in San Jose, California.  Macronix will defend its products and assist its customers in defending…

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AVX Gets DLA OK for Accu-L Inductors

AVX Corp., a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, today announced that the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has issued drawings for high-reliability versions of its Accu-L(R) Series thin film inductors in 0402, 0603, and 0805 case sizes. Currently unique in their ability to provide extremely low inductance values (0.56nH) and ultra-tight inductor…

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4D Printing & the Future of Manufacturing

If you haven't yet gotten used to the idea that 3D printing is playing an important role in the supply chain, you'd better hurry up. 4D printing is about to change today's manufacturing by adding transformation capabilities to 3D-printed objects on an industrial scale. Self-assembly, replication, self-repair, and self-adaptation will change design, and the creative…

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Arrow Hosts Recycling Event

Approximately 1,300 Colorado residents recycled more than 154,000 pounds of electronic devices onSunday, Aug. 11, at theMile High Electronics Recycling Event hosted byArrow Electronics Inc. (NYSE: ARW) in partnership withComcast, the City and County of Denver Public Works/Denver Recycles and Sports Authority Field at Mile High. A wide range of electronics including computer hardware and…

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Electronics Sales: Ford Had It Right

Too often, we make customer attraction and retention too complicated. It really is quite simple: take away the extraneous — make it easy for your customers to choose your company and your products. When Henry Ford introduced the Model T, he dispensed with the idea that a dizzying array of options, features, and customization was…

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Modest Movement in August Lead Times & Pricing

Component pricing and lead times remain stable in the month of August, with a few exceptions. Similar to July, lead times for discretes and memory continue to inch up, according to Avnet Inc.’s most recent Market and Technology Trends report. Pricing is moving up slightly in discretes as suppliers see increased booking rates on most…

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Growth Seen for Indoor Location Market

 Apple’s acquisition of WiFiSLAM has brought smartphone indoor location technologies to the fore. With over 1 billion new smartphones forecast to utilize indoor location technologies in 2018, there are still significant opportunities for companies with the right technologies and strategies. In ABI Research’s latest Location Technology report, “Smartphone Indoor Location Technologies”, it has forecast the…

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PAE Litigation Bludgeons Electronics Supply Chain

The electronics supply chain cannot afford to operate in an unfair business environment where a company's patents are subject to litigation from patent assertion entities (PAEs). These businesses don't manufacture products. Instead, they acquire patents solely to extract financial settlements through lawsuits based on questionable claims. The Obama administration outlined its views in a June…

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