TTI Buys NPCS Autotronics Assets

FORT WORTH, TX — TTI, Inc. an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, today announced the acquisition of the assets of NPCS Autotronics Co. Ltd. Based in Shanghai, China, NPCS Autotronics is a specialty distributor of connector products used in the transportation market segment. The company is an official distributor of Delphi Connection Systems.…

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Richardson RFPD Announces Tech Hub

LA FOX, IL — Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announced the launch of the TriQuint GaN Tech Hub, a micro-website featuring the latest news on gallium nitride (GaN) innovations and product releases from TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (TriQuint). The Tech Hub is a collaborative effort by the two companies, creating a one-stop-shop and resource for TriQuint GaN…

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How to Build Consumer Loyalty

Consumer electronics manufacturers are grappling with a vexing issue: how to make consumers more loyal to their products and companies. New Accenture research explored this question and arrived at three recommendations: First, manufacturers need to focus more on developing new, cohesive business models called “superstacks”; second, they should create more sophisticated social media programs; and…

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Who Else Feels the Apple/Samsung Verdict?

One reviewer of Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 griped that {complink 4751|Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.} has too many Galaxy products, all of which will likely be affected by last week's US court ruling that Samsung infringed on {complink 379|Apple Inc.}'s patents. So far, the ruling has not included an injunction preventing Samsung from selling its products…

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Apple Scores a Pyrrhic Victory

{complink 379|Apple Inc.} has scored a victory it may eventually regret. A California jury has awarded the company a tad above $1 billion in a lawsuit against Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (Korea: SEC), which was found liable of “willful infringement” of Apple's wireless patents. Rick Merritt has been covering the court proceedings extensively at a…

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Seagate Unfolds Strategy for Emerging Markets

One of Thailand's biggest electronics sectors is hard disk drive production. Last year's flood wreaked havoc on the industry's supply chain, especially in the case of top-tier players like {complink 4842|Seagate Technology LLC} and {complink 6308|Western Digital Corp. (WD)}. In a previous blog, I highlighted some of the problems high-tech companies face in Thailand as…

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