Chinese Display Suppliers Flex Muscles

When it comes to display production, Taiwan and Korea have long been the leaders, with a particular expertise in flat-panel displays and LCDs. Recently, though, Chinese display producers seem to be poised to narrow the competitive gap. In the last few weeks, some headlines coming out of Asia point to China’s increased focus on display…

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Think Global

The emergence of China as an electronics manufacturing powerhouse has changed the supply chain forever. As China continues to evolve, the next step for innovative companies will be determining what’s next. There is no longer a single supply chain to and from China, explained Jonathan Wright, a managing partner at Accenture, in a Webinar sponsored…

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Reshoring the US Economy

The term “reshoring” is coming into vogue now as the possibility exists that we may see several firms bring back their manufacturing operations to the United States as a result of rising wages in China. Recently, I read an article in the Supply Chain Digest from June 6, 2011 titled “New Study From Boston Consulting…

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UBM Tech Launches Partbuyer.com for Electronic Procurement

SAN FRANCISCO — UBM Tech, the global leader in technology media and business information, today announced Partbuyer.com, a new website designed for electronics procurement professionals to quickly and easily find electronics components from dozens of distributors at once. UBM Tech created Partbuyer.com in conjunction with SiliconExpert Technologies, a leading provider of electronic component management tools.…

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ST Conundrum: Break Up or Tweak?

It’s difficult finding anyone today who doesn’t believe chip giant {complink 5218|STMicroelectronics NV} urgently needs a new growth strategy. And that pertains to people both within and outside the European semiconductor giant. Generally, company executives and industry analysts believe the Swiss-based semiconductor company must channel a new course for its future. The disagreement comes in…

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