Arrow Launches Cloud Connectivity Services

A lot of technology companies are reaching for the cloud. To date, electronics distributors have been playing a supporting role, selling systems and components to customers that provide cloud connectivity and products. {complink 453|Arrow Electronics Inc.} is now positioning itself solidly in the development space, providing components, tools, and connectivity solutions to end-users. Arrow today…

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Stability at Last in DRAM Market?

A tectonic shift from PCs to mobile devices is remaking the DRAM market, moving a historically volatile business onto firmer, safer ground. Since the 1980s, the DRAM business has been a high-volume, commodity business, with the lion's share of production going to PCs. Supply and demand were often wildly out of balance. When the PC…

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Premier Farnell Inks Global Pact With Lattice

LONDON — Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronic components and host of the industry-leading element14 Community, has announced a new global franchise agreement with Lattice Semiconductor, the leading provider of innovative, low cost, low power FPGA and power management design solutions. The deal expands Premier Farnell’s position as the…

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Beware: IP Theft Is Often an Inside Job

A new report released by {complink 5927|Verizon Information Technologies} that examines incidents of intellectual property (IP) theft at companies in several industries, including the high tech, financial, and manufacturing sectors, offers sobering news to the electronics industry as it seeks to electronically protect its patents — the very thing that brings value and competitive advantage…

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China’s Oversized Clout in My Supply Chain

It is common knowledge that China has become the world's fastest-growing major economy. It is quickly overtaking the United States, by both nominal GDP and purchasing power parity (PPP). China's influence in global economy and international affairs is growing rapidly. It is the second-largest importer of goods and the world's largest exporter. China's army numbers…

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Choosing a Right-Sized Distribution Partner in the New Economy

Choosing the right-sized distribution partner can increase a manufacturer’s competitiveness. “Small” doesn’t have to mean limited capabilities or higher expense. In the new economy, customer is king again. In Distributors Secure Role With Extra Services, EBN outlined how the distribution channel strives to add value for both customers and suppliers. Manufactures shopping for a right-sized…

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Registered & Screwed

If the supply chain psychiatrist were to run a word association test, the expected answer to associate with the word registered would be screwed ! While this may sound harsh, many OEMs are unknowingly caught in a registration system that has long-term consequences for materials cost. Registration is a process, used by manufacturers, which rewards…

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Webinar Offers Design Guidance on LEDs

CHICAGO – Newark element14, the leading distributor of electronic components and engineering solutions in the Americas and a business of Premier Farnell (LSE:pfl), announced today that it was co-sponsoring a free hour webinar with Lumex entitled, “Is High Power the Right LED Choice For Your Application?” on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 12 noon CST.…

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