Where Does EMS Head Next?

The logic behind the concept made enormous sense when OEMs first began focusing on core competencies decades ago. Manufacturing became the main function of specialized contractors such as Flextronics, Solectron, Sanmina, Jabil, Celestica and others while OEMs like IBM Corp., instead of investing in manufacturing plants, concentrated on developing technology, leaving the assembly to the…

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IECQ Launches Anticounterfeit Certification Program

A certification aimed at reducing the number of counterfeit components entering the electronics supply chain has been launched by the International Electrotechnical Commission Quality Assessment System for Electronic Components (IECQ). The certification program is a part of IECQ's Approved Process Scheme, a program of management processes designed to increase the quality of and reduce the…

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Cree XLamp LEDs Now at Mouser

Mouser Electronics Inc. today announced it is stocking the new XLamp® XH-B & XH-G LEDs from Cree featuring unique ceramic packaging for long calculated L70 lifetimes. Cree XLamp® XH-B & XH-G LEDs are a new type of mid-power LED that delivers the unique combination of high performance and reliability. Unlike common mid-power plastic packages of…

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Arrow Signs Deal With Sigasi

Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) has signed a distribution agreement with Sigasi, a VHDL (VHSIC hardware description language) integrated development environment (IDE) provider. Under the agreement, Arrow will distribute Sigasi’s hardware design entry tool “Sigasi Pro” to customers in North America. “Arrow is a key player in offering FPGA-based components and solutions,” says Philippe Faes,…

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Molex Website Now in Spanish

Molex Incorporated recently launched a Spanish -language version of its website, providing customers in Spanish speaking regions with ready access to valuable product and industry information.  The new website allows users to search for parts in Spanish.  The site can be found at www.molex.es and is in addition to the company’s English, Japanese, German, Korean…

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The First 3 Steps to a Mobile Supply Chain

The process to tie a mobile Web-based interface or application to your company's enterprise platform or suppliers' systems might seem daunting, but in the long run the move will prove invaluable. Technology executives are the biggest buyers from a mobile device, with more than two-fifths reporting they use mobile to research transactions greater than $100,000,…

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