Former Converge CEO Forms Advisory Firm

NEWBURYPORT, Mass. — Frank Cavallaro, the former CEO of Converge and President at Converge/Arrow Electronics, today announced the launch of Fronetics Strategic Advisors, a new strategic advisory firm designed to help companies and private equity firms involved in the global hi-tech supply chain, electronic asset disposal, and integrated logistics industries optimize go-to-market strategies to grow…

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REACH Scrubbing? Try Total Parts Plus

Achieving compliance with the EU's Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemical Substances regulation, otherwise known as REACH, can be onerous, but harried electronics equipment makers and suppliers can more easily scale this hurdle by partnering with companies specialized in components verifications and scrubbing. One of these is Total Parts Plus (TPP), a Florida-based company…

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Murata Buying RF Monolithics

SMYRNA, Ga. — Murata Electronics North America, Inc. and its parent company Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (TSE/OSE: 6981), the world's number one supplier of passive electronic components, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire RF Monolithics, Inc. (NASDAQ: RFMI) in an all cash transaction. Targeted to close in the third calendar…

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‘Big Three’ Emerge in LCD Market

And then there were three. Earlier this week, Japan's newest, biggest display manufacturer, Japan Display, began operations. Japan Display is the joint venture, announced last September, among Sony, Toshiba, and Hitachi. The three companies merged their LCD operations with $2.6 billion from a Japanese government-backed fund. (See: What Does LCD Merger Mean for Apple?) Japan…

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Western Solar Efforts Go Red

A few years ago, the promise of global renewable energy turned many of us, myself included, into Green advocates. Companies and governments made strong arguments for outfitting urban rooftops and rural fields with solar panels and plopping down wind turbines along hilltops. It was easy to see, too, the environmental evils in coal burning and…

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TTI Unveils New Buying Option

FORT WORTH, Texas — TTI Inc., today announced the debut of a new buying option on www.ttiinc.com called ezReel. This new option offers TTI customers an online interface to purchase parts in cut tape, or less than standard reel quantities, and have the parts placed on 7” mini reels with leader and trailer tape attached.…

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Avnet Launches Smart Energy Forum

PHOENIX — With growing demand for both sustainable energy sources and new technologies for managing energy efficiency, today’s electronic systems developers face new opportunities and new design challenges to advance smart energy solutions. To provide an opportunity for designers to learn about the newest smart energy technologies from leading suppliers, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a…

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