SAN JOSE, Calif. and SUNNYVALE, Calif. — RFMW, Ltd and Aeroflex / Metelics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflex Holding Corp. (NYSE:ARX), today announced a distribution agreement effective June 5, 2012 covering Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) along with the Americas. Aeroflex / Metelics is a leading manufacturer of high performance microwave diodes…

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Top Cloud Computing Myths

If you randomly selected 10 people on the street and asked them to define “cloud computing,” you would likely get 10 different answers. This is not surprising, given the wide spectrum of (confusing) literature and viewpoints on cloud computing available on the public domain. This confusion has been escalated in recent months by the marketing…

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12 Tips for Managing a Global Brand

Even before making their first $1 million of sales, most entrepreneurs dream of a time when the enterprise they founded becomes a global brand that generates more than half its annual sales from outside the home country. But challenges to growth don't end with becoming a successful player in the global economy, as the recent…

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A Brighter Forecast for US Solar Market

Is the US solar energy market finally poised for growth? Based on data from the first quarter of the year, solar installations in the US have doubled from 2011 levels, according to GTM Research in a study conducted for the Solar Energy Industries Association. Reuters today reported that 506 megawatts of solar capacity were added…

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Supply Chain in the Cloud

People talk about the cloud as if it had the power to change the world. That may be a lofty goal, but we have apparently reached a point where it could be changing the electronics supply chain, if not on a wide scale, then at least on a company-by-company basis. A collaboration between {complink 9284|Lenovo…

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Counterfeiters Exploit Obsolescence

About 20 years ago, state-of-the-art microprocessors were the main target of both theft and counterfeiting efforts. Now, more than half of counterfeit-part reports involve obsolete parts — those that have outlived their usefulness, at least as far as suppliers are concerned. A total of 57 percent of counterfeit-part reports from 2001 through 2012 have involved…

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Digi-Key Broadens Line Card With Panasonic

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — 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 stock of the Panasonic PAN1720 Series low power Bluetooth RF modules, a family of complete Bluetooth 4.0 solutions. Read the full press release. {complink 12799|Digi-Key Corp.}

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Avnet & TI to Present Safety-Critical Applications Webinar

PHOENIX — Engineers designing for safety-critical applications require electronics that provide protection against both random and systemic failure, room for application differentiation, and simplified development and system certification. Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has teamed up with Texas Instruments, Inc. (TI) to offer a free webinar on Tuesday,…

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