TTI, Radiant Sign India Supply Deal

FORT WORTH, Texas — TTI, Inc. a global distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, today announced entering into an agreement with Radiant Corporation to supply interconnects, electromechanical, and passive (IP&E) components for Radiant’s cable assembly operations in India. Radiant Corporation, located in Hyderabad, India, is a company with experience of more than two…

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Don’t Blame China for Rare Earth Crisis

The dust-up over China's restrictions on the export of rare earth minerals masks an unpleasant truth: The West and Western manufacturers are paying a hefty price for their greed and stupidity. Western mines were once the main manufacturers of these minerals, and known deposits in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Russia account for a…

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Green Data Exchange Reaches Milestone

LOS ALTOS, Calif. — Q Point Technology, a leading provider of environmental compliance solutions, today announced that content in Green Data Exchange (GDX) now exceeds 1 million items. GDX users have access to the entire repository of shared parts and assemblies. Data includes RoHS, REACH, full substance disclosure, and supporting documentation, such as test reports…

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I Want My IntelTV?

{complink 2657|Intel Corp.} reportedly has joined the list of high-tech companies planning to throw a hat into the TV ring. Several news outlets are reporting today that it is floating the idea of an Internet TV service powered by Intel equipment. {complink 2294|Google} and {complink 379|Apple Inc.} are among the tech companies experimenting in the…

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TTI Updates Apple App

FORT WORTH, Texas — TTI Inc. announced today the worldwide release and immediate availability of the second version of its free mobile business application in the Apple App Store. The application is a powerful extension to TTI's Web platform, providing current and potential customers the ability to search for parts, utilize TTI's unique Part Builder…

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Counterfeiting: The Battle Is On

A few months ago, I was watching a CBS 60 Minutes feature called “Wasteland.” The investigative team was tracking electronic waste (e-waste) from a recycler here in the United States. After the owner of the recycling business had sworn that he was not exporting goods out of the US, 60 Minutes caught him doing exactly…

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ACL, Tomen Form Joint Venture

HONG KONG — ACL Semiconductors Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ACLO) (“ACL”), a leading China-based distributor of Samsung semiconductor products in Southern China and Hong Kong, has announced the establishment of a joint venture between ACL International Holdings Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ACL located in Hong Kong (“ACL International”), and Tomen Devices Corporation (“Tomen”), a…

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Flextronics Buying Stellar Microelectronics

SINGAPORE — Flextronics (NASDAQ: FLEX) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Stellar Microelectronics, a full service Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider based in Valencia, Calif., specializing in advanced custom packaging solutions utilizing the latest microelectronics technologies for the aerospace, defense and medical manufacturing markets. Stellar Microelectronics' annual revenue run…

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Lessons From Apple & Pi

It has happened twice in as many weeks — underestimated demand for a product has resulted in “Sold Out” notices being posted everywhere. The first product to suffer this fate was the $35 Raspberry Pi computer. The second was the new $500 iPad. Only one company has a legitimate excuse for being so wrong. The…

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