Divining the Future of Electronics

What will the electronics industry landscape look like in five to 10 years from now? Which products will be dominant, what type of design methodologies will prevail, which technological innovations will consumers prefer over others, and what types of manufacturing systems and processes will triumph as companies seek to differentiate themselves and create winning products?…

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Medical to Fall Under RoHS Scope in 2014

If you think RoHS is in your rear-view mirror, think again. A significant electronics market is going to feel the impact of RoHS within the next few years and may be caught unprepared. Medical devices will fall under the RoHS scope starting in 2014, according to Gary Nevison of Newark/element14. Medical devices have so far…

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Acer Not Keen Yet on ARM-Based PCs

{complink 2657|Intel Corp.} won't have to fight {complink 444|ARM Ltd.} for nontablet device attention anytime soon at {complink 38|Acer Inc.}, one of the market's top OEMs with a wide range of products addressing the computing industry. J.T. Wang, the chairman of Acer, told Reuters that his Taiwan company is not ready to introduce “non-tablet devices…

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What Falling Oil Prices Mean for High-Tech

Crude oil prices have fallen more than 20 percent in the last month as fears have persisted about several segments of the global economy. The Wall Street Journal reports that the decline continued Monday in Asian trading, and Jim Ritterbusch, an analyst at Ritterbusch & Associates, told the paper that he would not attempt “to…

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Mouser Electronics First to Stock FCI PwrBlade+™

MANSFIELD, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it is the first major distributor to stock FCI’s PwrBlade+™ Connectors. FCI PwrBlade+™ Connectors are a next generation AC/DC power distribution connector system for demanding applications requiring higher linear current density and…

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Digi-Key & HARTING Announce Global Agreement

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 it has entered into a global agreement to distribute HARTING Technology Group products. Read the full press release. {complink 12799|Digi-Key Corp.} HARTING Technology Group

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A Technical Manual for Anti-Counterfeiters

The US government naturally wants a whistle-clean military supply chain. Recent legislation like the National Defense Authorization Act also confirms Congress won't settle for anything order than a counterfeit-free military procurement channel. All indications are that electronic equipment manufacturers and their suppliers understand this and are racing to plug holes through which fake products sneak…

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Leveraging Key Resources for Global Firms

The rise of globalization and outsourcing has done more than affect traditional manufacturing operations. It has changed the very way we think about product innovation and introduction; growing market share; and managing the people, process, and technologies in our increasingly global organizations. As CEOs, we are asked to think about these issues holistically and strategically:…

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Richardson Offers MA/COM Phase Shifters

LAFOX, Ill. — Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for the newest additions to the family of GaAs pHEMT digital phase shifters from M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (M/A-COM Tech). The MAPS-010145 and MAPS-010165 are, respectively, 4- and 6-bit packaged devices that maintain low phase error and minimal attenuation variation…

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