Apple Elevates Supply Chain Under Cook

As {complink 379|Apple Inc.} holds its 23rd annual WorldWide Developers Conference this week, the iFaithful may be watching for signs of change under CEO Tim Cook. While I haven't seen or heard any big surprises from WWDC so far (although the week is young), even before the big event some observers were already noting subtle…

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Mouser Has RMB, UnionPay Deals

MOUSER, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced that it is now fully transacting e-commerce with the Chinese Renminbi (RMB), a progressive step towards more seamless transactions and streamlined logistics throughout Asia. After obtaining approval in 2011 from the Chinese…

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ECIA Adding Manufacturer Rep Data to Site

ATLANTA — The industry-owned electronic components inventory search site www.ECIAauthorized.com is enhancing member benefits for manufacturer rep members by adding their company information to the site while increasing the depth of information the site provides users. Operated by the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA), the popular site is in the top segment of Google searches…

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Top 10 Rules for Alternate Parts Sourcing

The most effective purchasing professionals understand the significance of anticipating changes that could derail carefully laid out procurement plans. One challenge is sourcing replacements for items on a component list that may need to be swapped for a variety of reasons, including temporary scarcity or a supplier's decision to stop making a part. How should…

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Connectivity Beyond Digital Products

One year after the first initial trial, World IPV6 is finally becoming a reality. Major telecommunication companies, Internet service providers, Web companies, and networking equipment vendors are teaming up to accelerate the deployment and adoption of the technology in key economic regions of the globe. The Internet Society on June 6 summed it up in…

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Intel Admits Chemical Waste ‘Challenges’

{complink 2657|Intel Corp.}, the world's No. 1 semiconductor manufacturer by sales, has updated its corporate responsibility plan and said it will try to further reduce the environmental impact of its products over the next eight years. The company's 2011 Corporate Responsibility Report (PDF), published today, outlined the achievements, challenges, and opportunities Intel has identified as…

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EMS Industry Lacks Direction in 2012

Despite a stronger-than-expected performance in the first quarter that spurred a mild upgrade in the growth forecast for 2012, the outlook for the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) market this year is somewhat uncertain, with no clear trends defining the industry this year. The global EMS market revenue is set to rise to $217 billion in…

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