Apple Expands EMS Base

{complink 379|Apple Inc.} may be diversifying its manufacturing partner lineup. According to the Website Engadget.com, Taiwan-based EMS company Pegatron Corp. will manufacture 50 percent to 60 percent of orders for Apple's upcoming tablet, dubbed the iPad mini. Apple reportedly has been developing a smaller, less expensive tablet computer for some time. On its Website, Pegatron,…

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Arrow Launches Online FPGA Design Platform

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.– Arrow Electronics Inc. [NYSE: ARW] today officially launched a cloud-based design platform for North American and European field-programmable gate array power solutions. The Arrow FPGA Power Designer provides a sophisticated design environment for defining and optimizing power supply systems including converter specifications in mere minutes. “Engineers are now able to accelerate an otherwise…

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Design For Environment Tool Launched

ALAMEDA, CA — Electronics and technology consultants Technology Forecasters Inc. (TFI), PlesTech, Ltd. and Harvey Stone Communications announce the launch of DfE OnlineTM, a breakthrough training and certification program in Design for Environment (DfE). The self-paced program places hundreds of case studies, cost-saving tips, energy-efficiency methodologies, supply-chain strategies and much more at the fingertips of…

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You Can’t Tell a Candidate by the Resumé

As the US presidential campaign inches closer to Election Day, a few more people are paying attention, and listening to the alleged issues. Among the campaign's sillier questions is whether the ideal president ought to have a “business” background. On this point, Mitt Romney is always cited as potentially the first businessman-president since Herbert Hoover.…

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Eye-Openers on Counterfeiting

Counterfeiting, by its nature, depends on secrecy and misdirection. Shining a spotlight on the nature and methods of counterfeiting is one step toward battling the problem. I’ve been covering this topic for 20 years, and there are still things that surprise me. Anti-counterfeiting efforts are being spearheaded by the best minds in the US government,…

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IPC Hosts Conflict Minerals Seminars

BANNOCKBURN, Ill. — To help the electronics manufacturing industry comply with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) final conflict minerals regulation, IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® will hold three, one-day seminars, “Conflict Minerals Critical Issues,” on October 24, 2012, in Boston, Mass.; November 1, 2012, in the San Francisco Bay Area, Calif.; and…

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