Arrow’s Q1 “In Line With Expectations”

Component buyers around the world remain cautious about adding inventory — a trend reflected in flat revenue growth among electronics distributors. Lackluster demand is expected to continue through the second quarter, Arrow Electronics Inc.’s executives said, although more in line with seasonality. For its first quarter ended in March, Arrow’s results were in line with…

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FedEx Inks New Express Air Pact With US Postal Service

FedEx Corp. has announced that its FedEx Express subsidiary has entered into a new express air transportation contract with the United States Postal Service. The current contract ends in September 2013, and the new contract will begin in October 2013. Under this seven-year agreement, valued at approximately $10.5 billion, FedEx Express will provide airport-to-airport transportation…

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Qualcomm Rides the Mobile Wave

Last fall, wireless chip company Qualcomm quietly passed Intel in market capitalization. Today, the two companies are neck and neck — Intel’s market cap of $112 billion was slightly ahead of Qualcomm’s $110 billion as of mid-April. But the fact that Qualcomm is even close is astounding. Its annual revenue is only 40 percent of…

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Generating Buzz With Social Media

Can social networking enhance the buyer-seller relationship in the electronic components market? That's the subject of a discussion in the electronics components supply network on LinkedIn. The consensus of most participants is that social networking is an up-and-coming way to get the word in the business-to-business space but not necessarily as a platform to close…

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Infographic: Traceability Issues in the Supply Chain

Managing recalls and tracking elements in your supply chain has never been more complex. And just about half of companies believe they have good processes in place to handle issues: (Source: RedPrairie via Visua.ly) Related posts: Infographic: Supply Chain’s RFID Advantage Infographic: E-Waste – Where Does it All Go? Infographic: Pricing, Inventory & Lead Time…

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