The Road Ahead: How Electronics Is Evolving

The future of the electronics industry involves smart homes, smart factories, green IT, cloud computing, robotics, intuitive consumer products, smart and artificial intelligence-based production, nanomaterials, and flexible electronics, among other emerging business trends, according to a survey recently conducted by Frost & Sullivan and EBN. The survey strived to understand the evolution of product design…

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America II Moves Toward ‘Blended’ Distribution

One of the industry’s largest independent distributors has announced it is moving toward a “blended” model, selling both authorized and non-authorized product lines. America II Electronics Inc. says it is seeking more of a balance in selling both franchised and nonfranchised semiconductor and passive components. Independent distributors typically source parts from OEMs and other distributors.…

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Is Social Media Really Sociable?

I grew up in the 50s through the 60s and into the mid-70s in Chicago, in a group named the Baggers. I strongly believe that most of my friends who became very successful business executives, teachers, police officers, and owners of companies achieved their success because of the social skills and the relationships they formed…

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This Time, Inventory Buildup Is a Positive

Six months ago, the electronics industry viewed a buildup in semiconductor inventory with concern. This week, an increase in semiconductor stockpiles is a welcome relief. The difference, analysts say, is the reason for the buildup: IHS iSuppli reports that chip stocks are being increased in anticipation of demand. Sharon Stiefel, a semiconductor inventory analyst at…

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Toshiba Aims for $22B in Sales of Green Products

{complink 5648|Toshiba Corp.} has detailed a plan that would result in sharply higher revenue from the sale of products that are deemed more environmentally friendly and says it will increase the use of energy-efficient products in all its facilities. The Tokyo-based company said in a statement announcing its fifth environmental action plan that it will…

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RFMW Supports Florida RF Assemblies

SAN JOSE, Calif. — RFMW , Ltd. announces immediate delivery of selected high performance cable assemblies from Florida RF Labs, Inc. Lab-Flex 200 is ideal for low loss replacement of solid dielectric .195 diameter cable. A tape-wrapped dielectric provides an 80% velocity of propagation while maintaining insertion loss 40% lower than solid dielectrics of the…

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Belden Agrees to Acquire Miranda Technologies

ST. LOUIS — Belden Inc. (NYSE: BDC), a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement (“Support Agreement”) to make an all-cash offer to acquire Miranda Technologies Inc. (TSX: MT) for C$17.00 per share (“Offer”). Read the full press release. {complink 9647|Belden Inc.} {complink 3457|Miranda…

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