Tablets: Cheap, Cheaper & Cheapest

As companies continue to remix their tablet offerings, providing a plethora of sizes and features that suit the market's appetite for these mobile devices, there is now a concerted effort to do battle over price. Not only will the price equation further exacerbate uncertainty about which company will win the tablet wars, but price competition…

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McLendon Takes Reins at Allied

Allied Electronics’ new president Scott McLendon doesn’t expect to make a lot of sweeping changes at the longtime catalogue distributor. Like a number of distributors with a low-volume, high-mix business model, Allied is trying to define itself beyond a catalogue. (See: What’s in a Name?.) “We take a multichannel approach to the market, and one…

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When Is Excellence Not Enough?

Contrary to what you might expect in a fragile global economy, there won't be much talk about, or activism on, how top companies will rely even more on their supply chain to beat the competition in 2013. This year, manufacturers will be very focused on maximizing innovation and using their design chains to introduce new,…

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New Year Already Tough for EU

The new year hasn't given Europe much to celebrate yet. Recently released industrial and employment data shows the ongoing drag that austerity and recession prevention measures are having on the economy here. Industrial production across the euro zone fell for the third straight month in November, according to Eurostat. Output slipped 0.3 percent from October…

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IDC Sees Higher PC Processor Sales in 2013

{complink 2657|Intel Corp.} and other suppliers of microprocessors to PC manufacturers can expect improved conditions in 2013 as demand swings up again, with the industry segment positioning itself to regain market share lost to smartphone and tablet PC vendors. Industry researcher IDC said in a report today that it sees microprocessor sales rising slightly to…

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Avnet Embedded Opens Development Labs

PHOENIX — Avnet Embedded, a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced the launch of its Open Compute Project (OCP) Innovation Labs. These OCP Innovation Labs will serve as both technology showcases and development labs for users, developers and partners to design, deliver and integrate cost-effective,…

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Master Distributors Offering Tamura Sensors

SANTA MONICA, CA — Master Distributors, a leading distributor of electro-mechanical, interconnect and passive components, offers Tamura Corporation's line of closed loop Hall Effect Current Sensors, including the newest addition to the line: the S23P Series. An ideal solution for the global industrial and power electronics marketplace, the S23P Series delivers fast response, galvanic isolation…

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