Caution: Green Zone Ahead

If you have gotten past the headline of this article, you are either a diehard environmentalist who will read anything about “going green,” or someone like me who is hoping to hear something different about this whole green movement. Green is good. I don't think anyone would disagree. I think it is time to get…

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The End of JGPSSI & JIG-101

Manufacturers will no longer have to suffer the Japanese Green Procurement Survey Standardization Initiative (JGPSSI) form, according to a note posted on the JGPSSI Webpage. Instead, JGPSSI will dissolve, and JIG-101 — a guide for consistent materials declaration — will no longer be updated and maintained. JIG-101 (the latest and final version is 4.1) is…

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Cypress, Ramtron Continue Standoff

Either {complink 1474|Cypress Semiconductor Corp.} is practicing a siege mentality, or it is waiting for shares of {complink 12930|Ramtron International Corp.} to sink so low that the company will have no choice but to sell itself. During a siege, invading forces take a strategic position around a target and wait for it to give up.…

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Mouser Electronics Distributes ZMDI

MANSFIELD, TX — Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced its new Americas distribution partnership with Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden AG (ZMDI), an innovator in high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions. ZMDI is a global supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions…

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Avnet Embedded Assists Egenera in Launch

PHOENIX– Avnet Embedded, a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announced today that it has enabled Egenera, a software manufacturer and Avnet customer, to offer the PAN Manager computing solution to customers to reduce the time to complete IT projects by more than 90 percent. By utilizing…

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Master Distributors Launches Relay Site

SANTA MONICA, CA — Master Distributors, a leading distributor of electromechanical, interconnect and passive components, announces the launch of RelayMaster.com (www.relaymaster.com), a website dedicated to helping engineers and buyers find, research, and purchase relays. Users can locate relays through a simplified multi-category search without specifying a part number or manufacturer. The website features almost 30,000…

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Arrow in Global Pact With Microchip

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.– Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) today announced that Microchip Technology Inc.’s (NASDAQ: MCHP) broad range of embedded semiconductors and solutions is now available through Arrow’s components portfolio, under a global distribution agreement between the companies. Microchip’s offerings will also be available through Nu Horizons Electronics, an Arrow company. This agreement includes Microchip’s complete line…

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Supply Chain: It’s Still ‘Risky Business’

Supply chains remain a “Risky Business” for many organizations; it's however definitely not “Mission Impossible”! There is no doubt that for many reasons, most organizations have an increasingly fragile supply chain that is riddled with potential risk. Over the past few years, we have seen significant events around the world that have only heightened the…

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