Arrow Acquires EAD Provider Redemtech

{complink 453|Arrow Electronics Inc.} is continuing to expand its presence in the electronics after-market services business. The Englewood, Colo.-based global distributor has agreed to acquire Columbus, Ohio-based Redemtech, Inc., a $60 million provider of electronics asset disposition (EAD) services. Redemtech provides EAD services including data removal, data security, refurbishment, and remarketing of electronic assets, while…

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US Government Fails Counterfeit Detection 101

Defense contractors, distributors, semiconductor companies, and independent brokers have taken a lot of heat over the last year on the issue of counterfeit electronics. That heat grew particularly intense last November when the US Senate Armed Services Committee, chaired by Senator Carl Levin (D-MI), held hearings and released information from its investigation into the Department…

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Arrow & Intematix Ink Global Distribution Pact

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) has signed a global distribution agreement with Intematix Corporation to deliver ChromaLit™ remote phosphor components for high-quality LED lighting. Remote phosphor is a disruptive trend in LED lighting system design creating opportunity for lighting customers and partners to generate competitive advantage in their markets. Several new LED lighting…

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TTI Buys NPCS Autotronics Assets

FORT WORTH, TX — TTI, Inc. an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, today announced the acquisition of the assets of NPCS Autotronics Co. Ltd. Based in Shanghai, China, NPCS Autotronics is a specialty distributor of connector products used in the transportation market segment. The company is an official distributor of Delphi Connection Systems.…

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Richardson RFPD Announces Tech Hub

LA FOX, IL — Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announced the launch of the TriQuint GaN Tech Hub, a micro-website featuring the latest news on gallium nitride (GaN) innovations and product releases from TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (TriQuint). The Tech Hub is a collaborative effort by the two companies, creating a one-stop-shop and resource for TriQuint GaN…

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How to Build Consumer Loyalty

Consumer electronics manufacturers are grappling with a vexing issue: how to make consumers more loyal to their products and companies. New Accenture research explored this question and arrived at three recommendations: First, manufacturers need to focus more on developing new, cohesive business models called “superstacks”; second, they should create more sophisticated social media programs; and…

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Who Else Feels the Apple/Samsung Verdict?

One reviewer of Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 griped that {complink 4751|Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.} has too many Galaxy products, all of which will likely be affected by last week's US court ruling that Samsung infringed on {complink 379|Apple Inc.}'s patents. So far, the ruling has not included an injunction preventing Samsung from selling its products…

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