Digi-Key To Sell Kionix Worldwide

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. – Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry’s largest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced the signing of a global distribution agreement with Kionix, Inc., a top provider of MEMS inertial sensors. Kionix, based in Ithaca, NY, provides industry-leading 3-axis…

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Is Your Management Team Visible?

You've seen them coming and going, and perhaps occasionally conferred with them, but are they out in the world talking for your company and industry or just signing off on news release quotes? This commentary is about executive spokespersonship (a gender-neutral term). How often is the CEO, or any of your top executives, booked as…

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Dangers on the Components Sourcing Highway

Based on some of the replies to my blogs and conversations with customers, I have noticed that some individuals are confused over single and sole sourcing. I will start with definitions and then share some observations and thoughts on the subject. (See: Single Source Premium: Unnecessary Cost and Purchasing: Risks in ‘Virtual’ Second Sources.) Sole…

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The Billion Pound E-Waste Challenge

Your desk may look somewhat like mine. I have a laptop, a smartphone, an e-reader, a tablet, a few external hard drives, and a pile of assorted cables, battery chargers, and related accessories all within arm's length. Walk down the hall and you'll find another room filled with all sorts of consumer electronics devices. One…

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BYOD Can Lead to Data Train Wreck

I am sure I won't be the first person to tell you that the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) revolution in the workplace has thrown a curve ball to those responsible for safeguarding your company's data. Although the corporate finance groups are singing the praises of the trend, due to its inherent reduction in costs, it's not all…

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EU Rallies REACH Enforcement Troop

In a series of articles on the Registration, Evaluation, and Analysis of Chemicals (REACH) published by myself and others for EBN and Velocity, there has been much information provided for understanding the basics of the legislation and the resources that can guide a company through the procedures for necessary compliance. (See: Bridging the REACH Gulf…

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