TE Connectivity Shuffles Execs

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland — TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) today announced the following changes to its leadership team: Terrence Curtin, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has been named President, Industrial Solutions. This new segment will include TE's Industrial, Energy, and Aerospace, Defense and Marine businesses. Robert (Bob) Hau will succeed Mr. Curtin as Executive…

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Does RIM Have an App Developer Crisis?

{complink 4644|Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM)} says software developers are gung ho about developing applications for its BlackBerry 10 operating system and that rather than shrink, its “vendor base has growth 157 percent,” according to a blog post by Alec Saunders, one of its senior executives. Saunders was responding to what he described as a…

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The Cloud & the Supply Chain: A Match Made in Heaven

The demands of extended global supply chains, along with the addition of new suppliers, have placed a greater burden on high-tech electronics manufacturers to collaborate with their partners as they use cloud computing technology to manage inventory, improve forecasts, and sharpen their competitive edge. Many electronics companies have successfully designed a network that connects their…

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Apple’s EPEAT Fiasco

Just over a week ago, {complink 379|Apple Inc.} pulled out of EPEAT, the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool certification system. The system gives computers, notebooks, and monitors (and soon imaging equipment and TVs) bronze, silver, or gold ratings based on required and optional criteria. Apple took its registered products off the registry and dropped out…

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Element14 Enhances Knode

LONDON — Element14, the first collaborative community and electronics store for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts and a part of global electronics distributor Premier Farnell [LON:PFL],has announced the launch of a newly updated version of its industry leading online knowledge tool, the Knode. The Knode on element14 is the only online resource for embedded and…

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Richardson RFPD Videos Online

LA FOX, IL — Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announced the online availability of videos of the presentations and Q&A sessions with the leading innovators and suppliers of RF, Wireless & Energy Technologies that the company hosted at its booth at the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2012 in Montréal. Links to YouTube.com videos of the presenters,…

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Raytheon Honors AVX

GREENVILLE, S.C. — AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, was recently presented with the 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award from Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business unit. Raytheon IDS instituted the annual Supplier Excellence Awards program to recognize suppliers who have provided outstanding service and partnership in exceeding customer requirements.…

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Avnet Opens LED Lab

PHOENIX — Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc., (NYSE: AVT) today announced the opening of its Chandler, Ariz. lighting lab, enabling customers the ability to test and measure a wide range of LED (light emitting diode) applications. Watch a video showing the features of the newly opened Avnet LightLab. “The demand…

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Inside a Counterfeiting Investigation

Electronics counterfeiting is a pretty seedy business, even right here in the United States. That's the conclusion that could be drawn from the details of two of the highest-profile busts of counterfeiting operations in recent times. Assistant US Attorney Sherri Schornstein was a chief investigator in the cases, which the Justice Department brought against MVP…

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