Mouser Stocks Freescale Kinetis L Series

MANSFIELD TX – Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the industry’s most energy-efficient processor from Freescale Semiconductor. Freescale’s Kinetis® L series 32-bit Microcontrollers (MCU) are built on the ARM® Cortex™-M0+ core, combining exceptional energy efficiency and ease-of-use with the performance, peripheral sets, enablement and scalability of the Kinetis 32-bit MCU portfolio, while leveraging the inherent…

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Social Media for Disaster Management

Many of the attributes of social media — openness, speed, and portability — make it a natural fit for the supply chain. Social media platforms, such as Facebook, give groups an opportunity to share opinions and weigh in on subjects in an open forum. These conversations don't require a lot of back-and-forth email and “copying”…

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Avnet Express Appoints Exec

PHOENIX — Today, Avnet Express, the e-Commerce engine for Avnet Electronics Marketing, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announced the promotion of Andy Thorne to vice president, global e-Commerce merchandizing. In this new role, Thorne will be responsible for establishing and implementing effective strategies to expand Avnet’s online merchandizing strategies. Thorne will utilize…

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Which Way Forward for Infineon?

{complink 2565|Infineon Technologies AG} is profitable but only barely so, and current trends in the general economy and within several of its end markets point to major turbulence ahead for the German semiconductor company. After a series of turnaround programs executed over several years, Infineon is still in recovery mode, and it probably will be…

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Avnet Americas Reorganizing

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas is reorganizing the way it goes to market in its 48 branches. Executives told us the new structure will unify Avnet EM's product offerings throughout the region and utilize its specialty divisions more effectively. “Within our more concentrated markets, our specialty structure works really well,” Ed Smith, president of Avnet EM…

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‘Market Forces’ Can’t & Won’t Protect Public Interest

Among common arguments against almost any form of business regulation is that government shouldn't intrude in areas where “market forces” will more efficiently accomplish the same regulation. Among the cases that most obviously contradicts this laissez-faire belief in the self-regulating market is the shameful record of Big Tobacco. For generations, covering hundreds of thousands of…

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