IR and TowerJazz Enter into Production Pact Through 2020

TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, announced today the extension of its business relationship with International Rectifier (IR), a world leader in power management technology, by entering into a seven-year agreement under the terms of which TowerJazz will manufacture multiple product families for IR. IR chose to extend its relationship with TowerJazz due to a…

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Farnell element14 Signs Exclusive LED Deal With Würth

Farnell element14 announces it will exclusively stock Würth Elektronik’s new range of signal light emitting diodes (LEDs). The LED’s primary applications are as signal LEDs for status indication in electronic equipment and in the industrial electronics sector, but also in many other applications such as scoreboards, keyboards, display panels, vending machines, audio and HiFi equipment, toys, background…

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Set-Top Box Market to Achieve Record Shipments in 2013

 Despite the pay-TV industry’s increasing focus on delivering services to alternative devices like PCs, smartphones and tablets, its traditional flagship platform– the set-top box (STB)—continues to thrive, with market shipments set to hit record highs in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Global shipments of STBs used for cable, satellite, terrestrial and Internet protocol television (IPTV) digital…

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Advanced Power Electronics Inks Premier Farnell Deal

Advanced Power Electronics Corp. (USA), a leading Taiwanese manufacturer of MOS power semiconductors for DC-DC power conversion applications, today announced that it has signed a franchise deal with Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl), a leading high service distributor of electronic components and host of the industry-leading element14 Community. Under the terms of the agreement, Premier Farnell…

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Cost Reduction Doesn’t Have to Be Painful

Opportunity for cost reduction exists in all companies. Lytica’s analytic tools were conceived to focus on cost reduction for commercial component purchases but are also proving effective in reducing overhead activity associated with their cost reduction. Our customers are finding that they can significantly reduce the amount of activity required to get significant savings by…

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Logistics: One Size Does Not Fit All

When the IMF recently cited slower than expected growth in emerging markets as the chief cause of its reduced global growth forecasts for 2013 and 2014, the blogosphere immediately lit up with speculation that the much-hailed emerging market opportunity was turning out to be more hype than reality. While I disagree with this knee-jerk reaction,…

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