EU Solar Duties: Will China Turn the Other Cheek?

The European Union (EU) has delivered the first stinging blow in a brewing war over solar panels today by imposing hefty tariffs on Chinese products in response to allegations that manufacturers from the south East Asian nation have been selling their products at cutthroat prices on the continent. The “dumping” of solar panels below production…

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Future to Demo Lighting Solutions

Future Lighting Solutions will be exhibiting in this year’s renowned Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition, being held at the Guangzhou Import and Export Complex from June 9th – 12th, 2013. Exhibiting at Hall 10.2 Booth A02, the company will be showcasing the latest solid-state lighting solutions in Retail & Hospitality, Outdoor, Office, Industrial, Portable and Architecture/Entertainment…

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Kemet Captures TTI Awards

Kemet Corp.,  a leading manufacturer of tantalum, ceramic, aluminum, film, paper and electrolytic capacitors, is proud to announce that it has been awarded TTI’s Supplier Excellence Award for the Americas, Asia and Europe. This coveted award represents the highest recognition possible of a supplier’s performance within TTI. “We are extremely pleased to receive the ‘TTI…

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High-Gain Questions Lead to Wins

When supply chain professionals implement a new, faster process or procedure, they need to take time to plan great questions — high-gain questions — before moving forward. Too many questions won't help, but asking consultative, or high-gain, questions fosters progress. By planning high-gain questions in advance, you garner information and buy-in for winning results. Many…

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Conflict Minerals Compliance Offers Opportunities

Some say you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. Consultants that advise companies on regulatory compliance tend to disagree. Most companies that have to comply with the US Securities and Exchange Commission's conflict minerals rules see them as a hassle and an expense. PricewaterhouseCoopers says conflict minerals compliance contains hidden business…

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Microchip Buys Novocell to Boost Memory Unit

Microcontroller and mixed-signal analog IC vendor Microchip Technology Inc. has agreed to acquire Novocell Semiconductor Inc. to bolster its offerings in the memory semiconductor market. The acquisition will operate as a subsidiary of Silicon Storage Technology, another Microchip business unit. The acquisition is expected to close later this month and comes on the wake of…

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