Connectivity Beyond Digital Products

One year after the first initial trial, World IPV6 is finally becoming a reality. Major telecommunication companies, Internet service providers, Web companies, and networking equipment vendors are teaming up to accelerate the deployment and adoption of the technology in key economic regions of the globe. The Internet Society on June 6 summed it up in…

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Intel Admits Chemical Waste ‘Challenges’

{complink 2657|Intel Corp.}, the world's No. 1 semiconductor manufacturer by sales, has updated its corporate responsibility plan and said it will try to further reduce the environmental impact of its products over the next eight years. The company's 2011 Corporate Responsibility Report (PDF), published today, outlined the achievements, challenges, and opportunities Intel has identified as…

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EMS Industry Lacks Direction in 2012

Despite a stronger-than-expected performance in the first quarter that spurred a mild upgrade in the growth forecast for 2012, the outlook for the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) market this year is somewhat uncertain, with no clear trends defining the industry this year. The global EMS market revenue is set to rise to $217 billion in…

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Mouser Adds to Its Industrial Application Center

MANSFIELD, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, has unveiled its new Industrial application training site on Mouser.com. This new site has been developed to assist design engineers in quickly identifying the latest advancements and key trends in building automation technology, as…

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Catching the Eye of Private Equity

I recently read an article in the New York Times Dealbook section by Stephen Davidoff titled, “For Private Equity, Fewer Deals in Leaner Times.” The article has a lot of interesting information on the changing times in the private equity markets. The author lists the primary forces driving this turbulence. Too few “good” merger and…

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HDD Prices to Remain High Through 2014

Even though Thailand's hard-disk-drive manufacturers are recovering from the devastating floods of October, HDD prices are expected to remain higher than pre-flood levels through 2014. According to market research firm IHS iSuppli, average selling prices (ASPs) for HDDs increased to $66 in the fourth quarter of 2011, up from $51 in the previous quarter. Prices…

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API Technologies Announces EMS Business Unit Restructuring

ORLANDO, Fla. — API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: ATNY) (“API”, “API Technologies”, or the “Company”), a leading provider of RF/microwave, microelectronics, and security solutions for critical and high-reliability applications, today announced restructuring plans for its Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) product lines. The restructuring plan is intended to realize synergies from the Company's combined EMS businesses, contain…

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Lockheed Martin Reaches Strategic Supply Chain Agreement

BETHESDA, Md. — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) signed a new strategic enterprise agreement with Arrow Electronics covering procurement of more than 22,000 electronic components used in advanced technology systems such as missiles, satellites, radar systems, tactical fighter aircraft and unmanned surveillance systems. It represents Lockheed Martin's largest agreement with any single supplier for these commodities,…

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Defense Cuts Looming – Again

Defense cuts are looming once again as the US government seeks to balance its budget. The fairly predictable reaction from politicians is to protest the cuts, which will hurt individual states during an election year. What the general public might not know — but the supply chain does — is that cuts will harm a…

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