Molex Receives Applicant Membership in EICC

Molex Inc. has been formally accepted as an Applicant Member of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC). A coalition of the world’s leading electronics companies, the EICC facilitates collaboration between members and with customers, suppliers and others in the industry to work together on improving efficiency and social, ethical, labor standards and environmental responsibility in…

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NKK Switches Inks Global Pact With Digi-Key

NKK Switches, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of innovative electromechanical switches, today announced it has signed a global distribution agreement with Digi-Key Corporation. The agreement enables Digi-Key to distribute NKK’s market-leading products globally, with a specific focus on North America, Europe, Japan and the Asia Pacific region. Digi-Key is the industry leader in electronic…

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Rambus Ends Patent Dispute with ST

STMicroelectronics and Rambus said they have settled all outstanding claims related to their patents dispute and simultaneously signed a cross-licensing agreement that will enable the two companies to benefit from individually developed technology processes. The transaction, announced in a statement on ST’s website, is the second such agreement to be signed by Rambus, a memory…

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Vietnam Stymied by Ongoing Port Headache

A few years ago, rising wages in China made cheaper Vietnamese electronic assembly the next big thing. But no one counted on the port failing. In 2011, riding a wave of interest from companies, including Intel, the Vietnamese government announced it had undertaken a $620 million port expansion program. Two years later, however, the port…

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Onshoring an Option for Electronics Industry

Between PRC spying, increasingly strategic IT, and costs rising towards levels that make US manufacturing competitive, more US manufacturers should consider onshore building of computers. Motorola recently announced phones that will be American-made. This reflects the erosion of overseas advantages that is reversing off-shoring. Apple, the poster child for Chinese manufacturing, is bringing back part…

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Digi-Key Trademarks “Prototype to Production”

Digi-Key Corp., the industry leader in electronic component selection,  availability and delivery, today announced that the company has received  registered trademarks for the phrases, “Prototype to Production®”  and “From Prototype to Production®”. This milestone marks the       company’s innovation and leadership in developing and fine tuning a  unique distribution model in the electronic component industry. “Over the past decade,…

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