Demand Performance

The past several years have presented the electronics supply chain with a number of critical challenges — earthquakes, floods, and global economic instability. For many, these disruptive events have highlighted the fragility of the supply chain and how utterly dependent each member's success is on the collective supply chain's ability to achieve its ultimate mission…

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FTC Issues Guidance for Environmental Marketing

Does your product label, packaging, or any other marketing materials contain information about the item's potential impact on the environment? If your company makes claims about compliance with environmental rules, check with the Federal Trade Commission before slapping stickers on your products. You may already be violating its recently published guidelines. The US government agency's…

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The Anti-Science of Anti-Regulation

Last week, I mildly mocked the efforts of the mobile phone industry to “self-regulate” the idiot practice of texting-while-driving. This prompted way more comments than I usually get, reminding me that anti-regulation — an ideology long promulgated by the forces FDR once aptly labeled “Organized Money” — has been so well marketed that we all…

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Master Distributors Stocking Crydom

SANTA MONICA, CA — Master Distributors, a leading distributor of electromechanical, interconnect and passive components, announces it is now stocking Crydom’s new Series of DIN rail-mounted AC and DC output solid state relay (SSR) assemblies, the DRS series of DIN rail sockets, and the new 3-Phase and AC Motor Reversing SSRs. The DRA Series features…

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ECIA Conference Program Set

ATLANTA – The 2012 ECIA Executive Conference is an unprecedented learning and networking opportunity. Being held October 28-30 at the InterContinental Chicago O’Hare Hotel, the schedule includes a first-class roster of speakers, roundtable dialogue and a generous amount of time to network. The early registration discount saves attendees $100 and hotel accommodations are a reasonable…

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Will Maps SNAFU Hurt Apple?

I have no intention of buying the iPhone 5, but I have been watching the map-app drama unfold. Aside from some unexpected humility from {complink 379|Apple Inc.}, does Tim Cook's apology matter? On the PR side, it matters a lot. Apple's reputation has taken a beating lately. Apple continues to be linked to worker-abuse reports…

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Cissoid and Future Ink Global Pact

MONT SAINT GUIBERT, BELGIUM — Cissoid, the leader in high-temperature semiconductor solutions and Future Electronics, the world-class distributor of semiconductors and electronic components announced today the signing of a global distribution agreement, which will enable Future to address the growing market of high-temperature and high-reliability electronics with Cissoid products. Future will distribute Cissoid integrated circuits…

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