Data Overload Crimps Green Efforts

Many environmental compliance experts talk about unintended consequences. For example, when a hazardous material is eliminated from a product, its replacement may eventually prove just as bad. The amount of paperwork the overall green effort generates may be one such consequence. Much of the correspondence in the electronics industry is, of course, electronic. But the…

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Future Welcomes Registration for DevCon 2012

MONTREAL — Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, invites people to register through the company’s website for DevCon 2012, a 4-day event offering personalized direct and interactive access to the latest technology in the electronics industry. The theme for DevCon 2012 is “Enabling the Smart Society” and features Dean Kamen, inventor of…

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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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