Hot Trends, Regions for 2012 Tech Spending

Sales and manufacturing performance varies widely across tech sectors and regions, benefitting a handful of companies and forcing manufacturers to expand their hiring, production, and marketing investments in certain geographical locations at the expense of others. That was my take on a recent research report from IDC that confirmed technology spending grew in 2011, despite…

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RS Components Expands Asia/Pacific Offerings

SINGAPORE — RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, today announced that it has recently added over 80,000 products stocked across its major Asia Pacific warehouses in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore. Customers in the region will now enjoy faster…

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Arrow Closes TechTurn Purchase

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) announced today the successful completion of the acquisition of TechTurn, Ltd. (“TechTurn”), a leading provider of electronics asset disposition (EAD) services that specializes in the processing and sale of technology devices that are returned or recycled from businesses and consumers. TechTurn is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and has…

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Apple on Top of the World

{complink 379|Apple Inc.} is on top of the world, figuratively and in some ways literally. At approximately $470 billion as of Monday morning, its market value almost equals the combined capitalization of {complink 2294|Google} ($199 billion), {complink 3426|Microsoft Corp.} ($257.8 billion), Yahoo Inc. ($20 billion), and Research in Motion Inc. ($8 billion). Apple has more…

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Addressing Supply Chain Skill-Set Gap

As supply chains in the high-tech industry continue to increase in complexity and geographical diversity, organizations are demonstrating eagerness in shaping and addressing the skill set needs of their supply chain resources. Their focus is not limited to Asia alone, though the demand-supply imbalance on that continent lends an added urgency. Indeed, most large high-tech…

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NXP Posts Q4 Figures

EINDHOVEN, the Netherlands — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and the full year 2011, ended December 31, 2011, and provided guidance for the first quarter 2012. Read the full press release. {complink 9538|NXP Semiconductors N.V.}

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