Business Socializing 101

Socializing for businesses is becoming at least as important as it is for individuals. What I refer to as “socializing” is effective usage of the available social media and online tools. In order to make the most of social media, a company must have clear goals. A goal will help you to keep your focus…

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6 Trading Myths Shocker

Get ready to have your bubble busted. Too many economic and business decisions by national political leaders, corporate executives, their suppliers, and their customers are based on unfounded, yet generally accepted and oft-quoted, myths, according to a research company. Some of these myths, alleged by McKinsey Global Institute, a division of research and consulting firm…

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If I Were a Counterfeiter…

If I were to think as a counterfeiter, I would want to exploit every weakness in anti-counterfeiting technologies and also want my illicit products to slip into the supply chain as quietly as possible. Before exploring how a counterfeiter thinks, let's look at the strategies that work and the ones that aren't as effective. In…

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Distributors Hone ‘Traffic’ Control Skills

Component distributors occupy a central position in the electronics supply chain, acting like traffic officers to move parts and services swiftly and efficiently from suppliers to contract manufacturers and OEMs. Their role is increasingly significant, yet distributors sometimes are still treated as bit players. Just ask the leading companies that struggled for years to get…

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IPC Survey to Measure Onshoring Impact

BANNOCKBURN, Ill. — IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® launched a survey today to measure the impact of a phenomenon known as “on-shoring” — the migration of manufacturing operations back to the Americas from overseas, in the electronics industry. On-Shoring in the Electronics Industry: Trends and Outlook will compile data to quantify on-shoring in terms…

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Manufacturing: Home Sweet Home?

With the world slowly emerging from the economic downturn, manufacturing hasn't just picked up. It has become a popular news topic, a focus of business conversation, and, perhaps most of all, a subject of debate in the halls of government. The revival of manufacturing is viewed as a sign of hope and economic strength. Symbolically,…

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RFMW Offers LTE Band Multiplexers

SAN JOSE, Calif. — RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for the SEMPX1747/1842/1950/2140SA multiplexer. This LTE Band 2/Band 3 multiplexer offers excellent isolation between all channels while offering superior pass band insertion loss. Handling up to 3 watts of input power, this multiplexer resides on an SMT compatible PCB and is part of a…

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Shrinking Steve Jobs Back to Human Scale

Unbeknownst to me (I had to be told), {complink 379|Apple Inc.} has enjoyed an incredible rise on Wall Street, briefly reaching a valuation of $600 billion and a stock price above $600. A lot of factors contributed to this phenomenon, foremost among which is consumer passion for Apple's line of iProducts. However, since Apple cracked…

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