Supply Chain Targets Reverse Logistics

As the electronics industry increases its commitment to the environment, businesses are looking for cradle-to-grave management of electronics products. The after-market handling of products – repair, return, disposal and recycling – has largely been left to a highly fragmented set of companies that may or may not be familiar with the electronics supply chain. In…

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The Stigma of Chinese Brands

Even though most electronics and consumer goods production has moved to China, a third of Americans surveyed said they would not buy a brand if they knew it was Chinese-owned. There are two twists that make this survey point ironic, if not slightly amusing: A majority of Americans probably can't name a Chinese brand, and…

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IEMI Readies Its Anti-Counterfeit Plan

The International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative, an association of semiconductor OEMs, claims to have new ways to keep counterfeit components out of your supply chain. If it doesn't, it won't be for lack of effort. First envisioned way back in 2011, the project called for companies to donate a small amount of staff time — about…

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Global Automotive Electronics on Path to $205 Billion

Automotive Electronics are increasingly utilized in today’s automobiles. Beginning with the requirement of providing enhanced engine control, the current breed of automobiles has become more and more reliant on electronics, enabling them in going faster, even while providing highest levels of safety. Today’s contemporary cars have evolved into electronic machines, with more and more operations…

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Slight Uptick for Global Semiconductor Sales in April

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $23.62 billion for the month of April 2013, a 0.6 percent increase from the previous month when sales were $23.48 billion, but down slightly from the April 2012 total of 24.06 billion. All monthly…

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