Eye-Openers on Counterfeiting

Counterfeiting, by its nature, depends on secrecy and misdirection. Shining a spotlight on the nature and methods of counterfeiting is one step toward battling the problem. I’ve been covering this topic for 20 years, and there are still things that surprise me. Anti-counterfeiting efforts are being spearheaded by the best minds in the US government,…

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IPC Hosts Conflict Minerals Seminars

BANNOCKBURN, Ill. — To help the electronics manufacturing industry comply with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) final conflict minerals regulation, IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® will hold three, one-day seminars, “Conflict Minerals Critical Issues,” on October 24, 2012, in Boston, Mass.; November 1, 2012, in the San Francisco Bay Area, Calif.; and…

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Clueless in China

More criticism of how workers in the electronics supply chain are treated emerged early this month from China Labor Watch (CLW). The nonprofit has published a 122-page report on what it called “severe labor abuses” at eight {complink 4751|Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.} factories in China. Ironically, such watchdog groups can do what they're doing because…

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Richardson RFPD Launches New Homepage

LA FOX, IL — Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announced the launch of its redesigned website homepage. The refreshed homepage design offers more direct, one-click access to Richardson RFPD's extensive portfolio of products and industry-leading suppliers, best-in-class design support, and purchase options. The new homepage is divided into sections, including: Scrollable list of suppliers, with one-click…

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Mouser Electronics Receives Quality Benchmark

MANSFIELD, TX — Mouser Electronics, Inc., an award-winning authorized distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, announces today it has received the ANSI/ESD S20.20-2007 certification. In sync with Mouser’s goal of continuous improvement, the certification represents another high benchmark for quality and control for the global design-fulfillment distributor. The new certification adds to Mouser’s AS9120A/ISO9100:2008 standards…

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Tablet PC Makers Kick Off Price War

Electronics companies have long shaped their businesses around the mantra, “Make it faster, better, and cheaper than the next guy.” It shouldn't come as a surprise then that this exact scenario is starting to aggressively play out in the still fledging but already heated tablet market, where everyone and their mothers seem to be diving…

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