Distributors Tap Into DIY Movement

Electronics distributors are seeking to tap into the growing “do-it-yourself” (DIY) movement in electronics through some unique incentive programs. Starting today, Jameco Electronics will begin paying royalties on design kits. The program, dubbed “Club Jameco,” provides designers with the opportunity to generate revenue without taking traditional business risks associated with sourcing components, designing packages, and…

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CEOs to California: Lose Our Number, Please

The honeymoon is clearly over between the state of California and business. A recent survey conducted by Chief Executive magazine rated Texas as the friendliest US state for business. California ranked 50th. I'll admit that was kind of shocking. Silicon Valley is still the gold standard for technology development. Though the magazine's survey was not…

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SMIC & Beijing Government Sign Cooperation Framework Document

Beijing — Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 0981.HK), China's largest and most advanced semiconductor foundry, today announced the signing of a cooperation framework document between its subsidiary SMIC Beijing and the Beijing municipal government, which will lead to the establishment of a joint venture to launch SMIC Beijing's Second Phase Expansion Project.…

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Plexus Announces New Manufacturing Facility

NEENAH, Wis. — Plexus Corp. (Nasdaq:PLXS) announced today that it intends to construct a 410,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Neenah, Wis. This facility will replace two existing leased facilities in Neenah and will consolidate approximately 1000 employees into the new building. The facility is expected to cost approximately $50 million, with construction expected to…

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