Using Data to Power the Supply Chain

Check out any supply chain survey conducted within the past few years and the term “visibility” will rank at the top of the wish list. Suppliers, distributors, and end-customers all want to track the movement of parts as they work their way toward becoming finished goods. But each of these partners needs different data at…

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How Sustainability Practices Can Differentiate Your Business

In addition to the pressure on electronics manufacturers to maximize margins, remain agile, and improve lean inventory management, there are simultaneous demands to improve sustainability through green initiatives that couple environmental awareness and responsibility with market and financial success. The opportunity for new, creative solutions to maximize traditional business goals, increase profitability, and improve environmental…

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Conflict Minerals: Why No SEC Rule Yet?

Companies around the world are anxiously waiting for the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to issue its conflict minerals rule. It is the rule that will require companies to determine whether their products contain metals sourced from mines located in conflict areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and adjoining countries. The SEC…

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TI Reports Financial Results for Q1

DALLAS, Texas — Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today announced first-quarter revenue of $3.12 billion, net income of $265 million and earnings per share of 22 cents. EPS includes 10 cents of charges associated with the company's acquisition of National Semiconductor and restructuring. Read the full press release. {complink 5703|Texas Instruments Inc.}

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Sanmina-SCI Reports Q2 2012 Results

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Sanmina-SCI Corporation (“Sanmina-SCI” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ GS: SANM), a leading global integrated manufacturing services company, today reported financial results for the second fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2012. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110707/SF30965LOGO) Second quarter fiscal 2012 summary Revenue of $1.46 billion GAAP operating margin 2.1 percent GAAP diluted loss per share of…

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Mouser Electronics Takes Lead in Environmental Sustainability

DALLAS & FORT WORTH, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today underscores its commitment to responsible environmental practices. Mouser stocks an expansive inventory of the industry’s latest green technologies, including leading-edge solar, thermal and RF-based energy harvesting products and ultra-low power…

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Saving Nokia: Telecoms to the Rescue?

Francis J. Shammo may hold the key to the revival and long-term success of embattled wireless handset maker {complink 3847|Nokia Corp.}. Shammo, CFO at {complink 5926|Verizon Communications Inc.}, isn't very happy with the huge subsidy his company is paying {complink 379|Apple Inc.} for its iPhone and wants to push hard for a third operating system…

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Data Points to More Onshoring

More than a third of US manufacturing companies recently surveyed by the Boston Consulting Group say they plan to bring production back to the United States. Among companies with revenue of $1 billion or more, 37 percent say they'll move some operations back; 48 percent of companies with revenue of $10 billion or more plan…

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