What LG Display Is Doing Right

With demand for LCD panels dropping sharply and vendors such as {complink 4907|Sharp Electronics Corp.} floundering, LG Display Co. Ltd.’s (LGD) reported 126 percent revenue growth in Q2 is exceptional. So what is LG doing that other display makers aren’t? Among other moves, LGD is taking a big risk in transitioning a large portion of…

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The Dilemma of Growth vs. Green

Sustaining one industry can result in the depletion of another. Maintaining a balanced supply against a balanced demand is a counterintuitive concept. Manufacturers want a higher demand than current supply, and distributors would like to see a higher book-to-bill ratio. However, is it possible to sustain that growth without taking more out of the environment…

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Littelfuse’s Hunter to Present at ECIA

ATLANTA — The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) looks forward to a presentation by Gordon Hunter at the 2012 Executive Conference. Mr. Hunter is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Littelfuse, Inc.,a global electronics manufacturer. As an industry veteran, he will share a bit of the Littelfuse story and his long term vision of…

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Micron Appoints Global Supply Chain VP

BOISE, Idaho — Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:MU), today announced that the company has named John Waite as vice president of global supply chain. Waite will be responsible for all aspects of global supply chain management at Micron including customer delivery, operational planning, forecasting and inventory management. With more than 15 years of executive global supply…

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New HQ for 1-Source Electronic Components

YAPHANK, NY — 1-Source Electronic Components, an ISO certified distributor of electronic components and raw materials used in the manufacture of electronic devices and equipment, has moved its headquarters to a new location at 7 Todd Court, Yaphank, New York. The company has had offices located in eastern Long Island, New York for the past…

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Big-Data, Big Problem

Big-data is about to have a big effect on a lot of industries. Will it impact the electronics supply chain anytime soon? Not likely. In fact, the supply chain seems to be choking on the data it already has. It's hardly ready to digest even more data in many different forms. That's what Lora Cecere,…

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The Many Faces of Environmental Rules

Just when the supply chain thought it had the EU's Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) figured out, along came the RoHS recast. The update clarified a number of vagaries in the original version but also expanded the scope of the mandate to include a wider range of electronic equipment. (See: Revised RoHS Directive Adopted in…

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Green Requires a Corner Office Champion

“Green” is not a corporate motto for any enterprise anywhere. But it might as well be, considering the avalanche of rules and regulations as well as the resources companies must devote to compliance requirements. Unless your company is at the front-end of providing services that require it to be the paragon of “green,” however, putting…

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