Ducommun Named by John Deere as Partner-level Supplier

Ducommun Inc. announced its Ducommun LaBarge Technologies business group has been named a Partner-level supplier for 2012 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating. Ducommun LaBarge Technologies provides John Deere Electronic Solutions with complex, high-reliability printed circuit board assemblies and electronic systems used in equipment…

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Bridgelux and Future Sign Global Agreement

Bridgelux Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technologies and solutions, has signed a global distribution agreement with Future Electronics, a world class leader and innovator in the distribution and marketing of electronic components.  Under the new agreement, Future Electronics’ lighting division, Future Lighting Solutions, will provide global sales, design support and fulfillment…

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Americas Enjoy Chip Sales, Employment Gains

If you are based here in the United States, you may have enjoyed a fireworks display over the weekend. Not only did the country celebrate Independence Day on July 4, with many slipping away from their desks for a four-day weekend, but the electronics industry was celebrating a positive report from the Semiconductor Industry Association…

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U.K. Seeks Bigger High-Tech Role: Mission Impossible?

Is there room in the electronics industry for another mega regional player like China, South Korea and the United States? Government officials and leading high-tech industry executives in the United Kingdom believe so and are actively pushing a plan they believe will dramatically jack up the sector’s contribution to the country’s GDP to more than…

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Find Your Perfect Outsourcing Mate

In today's business climate, you need to be exceptional at your core competency or value proposition to your client and you need to outsource the rest. Finding the right partner, though, is critical to success. Choosing the right partner goes beyond capabilities. You have to consider the corporate culture as well. In addition to being…

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Warehousing Ops: Don’t Forget the Data

Warehousing is changing as the supply chain becomes more distributed and flexible. Specialized service providers prove helpful in the effort, but can add layers to the route that products take from manufacturer to consumer. Because these third-party logistics providers (3PLs) specialize in operations that are typically not core competencies of their customers, they frequently offer…

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Chinese LED Manufacturers Shift Business

 LEDinside, a research division of TrendForce indicated in their “Chinese lighting market report-2013” that the rise of the domestic LED market has brought great business opportunities. After the European debt crisis, the export-oriented Chinese LED lighting industry shifted their business to emerging markets. Exports to Russia, for example, has already accounted for 2.8% of China’s…

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