Reversal of Fortune: Really?

For the first time this year, warning bells are going off regarding semiconductor inventory levels. Nothing has exactly been pointing to a yearend run on stock. However, given the ongoing assurances by the supply chain that communication and visibility efforts continue to improve between suppliers and their channel partners, the industry could expect a more…

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Local Manufacturing: Not Too Much to Ask

A new report that focuses on high-tech employment and wages in the US offers us an important reminder that as we reshape the economy, in part by increasing our manufacturing capabilities, the high-tech sector will be pivotal in the creation of an economic infrastructure that can better guard against future financial disruptions. The report, entitled…

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An Ounce of Review, A Ton of Cure

The job definition varies from company to company, but every component engineer (CE) is expected to be proficient in some standard disciplines. The broader the scope of experience and more thorough the knowledge of electronics and component behavior and characteristics in particular, the more useful the CE becomes to an engineering operation. Every engineering operation…

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Fusion Trade Becomes Fusion Worldwide

ANDOVER, MA – Fusion Trade, experts in sourcing electronic components throughout the world, announced today that it has changed its name to Fusion Worldwide. The change is part of a larger effort to more accurately reflect the independent distributor’s global footprint and focus on being the industry’s most valued sourcing leader. The rebranding initiative also…

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Arrow Acquires Wireless Unit of Waching

HONG KONG — Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) announced today that the company has signed a definitive agreement pursuant to which Arrow will acquire all of the assets and operations of the wireless and infrastructure business unit of Waching Company Ltd. (“Waching”). Waching is a distributor in China with strong demand-creation capabilities and a leading position…

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Reverse Logistics Is Fundamentally Logical

In the past few years, many electronics companies have begun to embrace full lifecycle management of their products. Programs are in place to collect and recycle end-of-life goods as required by the EU's WEEE Directive. Attention to corporate social responsibility has also led companies to support product collection and recycling in other regions. Better yet,…

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