Honeywell Names Volpe as VP/GM for EMEA

MINNEAPOLIS – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Sensing and Control (S&C) today announced that Remi Volpe has been named Vice President-General Manager for S&C’s Europe, Middle East and Africa region (EMEA). In this role, Remi will strengthen the region’s alignment to S&C’s global business goals and is responsible for driving continued growth in the region. “EMEA is…

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Optimistic Outlook for US High-Tech Exports

The economy is still a drag on businesses today, but there seems to be hope for the future of high-tech exports from the United States, with growth pegged to rising demand from emerging markets. In its annual survey focused specifically on exporting, “Change in the (Supply) Chain,” logistics company UPS, working with IDC Manufacturing Insights,…

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Distributors Secure Role With Extra Services

Distributors are often called middlemen of the supply chain. At the most basic level, they link suppliers' products to end-customers. In early electronics relationships, distributors were proximity sales locations. With their warehouses across the country, distributors would take large volumes of components, break them down into smaller lots, and resell them to customers. This helped…

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Anti-Counterfeiting in Action

Today I received a press release from the Underwriters Laboratories alerting consumers and manufacturers to a counterfeit UL mark on an LED power supply. The release is pretty short, so I’ll include it here: NORTHBROOK, Ill., Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — UL is notifying manufacturers, Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs), consumers, retailers, and distributors that the…

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Avnet EMA Launches Technical Seminars

PHOENIX — Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), introduced the Wi-Go Module, a wireless accessory module for the Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Freedom development platform. Created by Avnet engineers, this development board transforms the Freescale Freedom development platform into a completely portable wireless sensor system. In support of the Wi-Go…

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Mouser Vies For Top Employer

MANSFIELD, TX – Mouser Electronics, Inc., a top design engineering resource and global distributor for electronic components, could be the top employer in all of Texas. The company, which employs nearly 1,000 people at its global headquarters in Mansfield and pumps more than $835 million into our economy every year, is a top five finalist…

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Dream Cargo: Inspection-Free Shipment

In a previous article, I introduced a very innovative, needful device that helps track containers in real-time while providing sensory information that includes, temperature, humidity, shock, GPS, door open/closed, and general atmospheric data to a remote monitoring station. (See: Star TRECs for the Supply Chain .) In this follow-up article, I want to comment on…

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