Ensuring Components Meet Your Needs

In my last blog, I discussed how due diligence can be improved. Today we'll explain how to ensure a component will meet standards, perform as expected, and be in supply when you need it. These concerns stem from the second level of Lytica's supply chain hierarchy of needs, which includes three elements: Certifications that the…

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Lenovo Eyes the Mobile Market

After securing its place in the PC market, Lenovo Group is now hoping to establish similar clout in the mobile market. The China-based company is looking to aggressively build its reach beyond computers and laptops, and become “PC Plus” leader. Yang Yuanqing, Lenovo chairman and CEO, boasted about the company's progress last week in a…

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The Supply Chain Must Embrace Recycling

The supply chain must develop a competitive strategy to cope with recycling the electronic devices we use at work and at home, which — as we all know — are loaded with toxic material. These toxins contribute to the contamination of the environment and affect our health. The implications of recycling have global consequences and…

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NXP Leads Automotive ASSP Semiconductor Market for Second Year in a Row

Benefiting from its leadership position in AM/FM tuner and audio processing chips, NXP Semiconductors NV in 2012 retained its rank as the world’s top supplier of application-specific standard product (ASSP) semiconductors for the automotive infotainment market. Netherlands-based NXP last year posted automotive infotainment ASSP revenue of $459 million, giving it a market share of 15…

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Pulse Electronics Cuts Product Lead-Times by 50%

Pulse Electronics Corp., a leading provider of electronic components, today announced it has implemented significant changes to its manufacturing strategy resulting in a reduction in product lead-time to 4-5 weeks. This represents a 50% reduction over typical industry lead-times of 8-10 weeks. A majority of Pulse’s products are included in the program. The program was…

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RS Components Stocks Amphenol HD-BNC Family

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, is stocking the High Density BNC (HD-BNC™) family of connectors from Amphenol, a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of interconnect products. With a footprint 51% smaller than traditional BNC connectors, and…

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PCB Book-to-Bill Reaches 34-Month High

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the April findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Notable among the month’s findings is the PCB book-to-bill ratio, which reached 1.10, its highest level since July 2010. PCB Bookings Gain Strength Total North American PCB shipments were down 7.0 percent in April…

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CPOs Find Analytics Improve Margins

Procurement organizations tapping into data and collaborating with other internal business units widened profit margins by more than 1 percent, according to a new study. The companies in the report reported profit margins of 7.12 percent, compared with 5.83 percent for companies with low-performing procurement organizations, according to the Chief Procurement Officer Study 2013 from…

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