22-Fold Rise Predicted for M2M Devices by 2016

Machine-to-machine communication — when sensors, cameras, and wireless technologies are used to monitor, analyze, and forward critical information to Internet-connected devices — is the key to thousands of market opportunities. There is an enormous opportunity for marketing to and through devices like smartphones and tablets. Add real-time sensing and data monitoring, and that mobile device…

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Mouser Electronics’ CEO Glenn Smith Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced the 40th company anniversary milestone of Glenn Smith, Mouser’s President and Chief Executive Officer. In 1973, Pong was cutting edge in the world of video games, music came on eight-track tapes, TV viewing was limited…

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Building a Better Procurement Organization

Like everything else in high-tech, the role of procurement continues to change. Until recently, according to IBM research, companies looked to procurement to help facilitate aggressive cost-cutting targets necessitated by a global economic downturn. As economic realities continue to shift, the procurement function must again adjust. To understand what actions and decisions have led to…

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NAND Flash Contract Prices Drop

According to DRAMeXchange, a research division of TrendForce, 1H’May NAND Flash contract prices are gradually declining due to the persistent effects of the off-peak season. Memory cards and UFDs are continuing to be affected by the seasonal slowness typical of the second quarter, as can be seen in the two products’ noticeably weak sales performances…

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