Arrow, VEBA Settle Dispute

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.– Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) announced today that it has entered into a Settlement Agreement with E.ON SE (EOAN:GR) and VEBA Electronics LLC relating to certain disputes originating from Arrow’s acquisition of Wyle Electronics from the VEBA Group in August of 2000. Under the Settlement Agreement, E.ON will pay Arrow an aggregate amount of…

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Finding & Securing Hard-to-Find Parts

Adding or subtracting a link in the supply chain is never easy. A single substitution of a component, for example, affects other components on the board; pricing; delivery considerations; and even relationships. But buyers have to hedge their bets to ensure a single component doesn't hold up production — a function that falls under “managing…

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The Design Is Done: Now What?

Purchasing is the unsung hero of the supply chain. After engineering finalizes the task of designing an end-product, purchasing has the chore of locating, pricing, and coordinating a bill of materials and then troubleshooting a hundred things before components hit the manufacturing line. There are a lot of sources for components and assistance in the…

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Mouser Lauded by Local Community

MANSFIELD, TEXAS – Mouser Electronics, a top global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, was formally recognized with a proclamation on Dec. 10 by the City of Mansfield, Texas, for its economic and civic contributions to the city and for Mouser being named the 2012 Employer of Excellence for Tarrant County. The proclamation reads: “I,…

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Introduce More Products Without Raising Risk

One of the many benefits that components suppliers gain by integrating master distribution into their channel strategy is that new product introduction (NPI) coordinated through an integrated partner reduces risk and cost-to-serve. This coordination also accelerates time-to-market and design-win activity. Many of the most successful components manufacturers generate 20 to 30 percent of their revenue…

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Reliability Starts With Process Integrity

Without overstating the obvious, in the last two years an increasing number of companies are introducing components and products with extremely high levels of integration. Systems on a chip (SOC) have advanced to such high degrees that instead of having the standard external logic and passive control circuits, these components are internal to the integrated…

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