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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Newark Element14 Revamps Website

CHICAGO — Newark element14, a business of Premier Farnell (LSE:pfl) and the leading distributor of electronic components and engineering solutions in the Americas, announced today a rollout of key search improvements as part of a major initiative to provide engineering and procurement professionals with an industry-leading online experience. Some of the highlights of the website…

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Apple/Foxconn’s Broader Implications

Based on sales of the new iPad and its stock price, {complink 379|Apple Inc.} seems immune to bad press. In fact, the Wall Street Journal reports today that Apple's market cap briefly touched $600 billion. But the Fair Labor Association recently added fuel to the fire around Apple's relationship with the EMS provider {complink 2125|Foxconn…

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TE Connectivity Selling Touch Solutions

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland — TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its Touch Solutions business to The Gores Group for $380 million. The Company has also agreed to sell its TE Professional Services (TPS) business to BlueStream Professional Services, LLC, an affiliate of KGP Logistics, for $23.5…

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6 Potential Strikes Against Nokia TV

{complink 3847|Nokia Corp.} has not achieved the success it wants in the smartphone market. Now it is hoping its new and special TV service (better known to broadcasters as the catch-up service) will help put it back in the game. This special application is designed for the Lumia smartphone series and will let users browse…

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H-1B Visa Demand Spikes

In what the US government calls a sign of an improving economy, the number of applicants for visas that allow foreign workers to live here has spiked. The Wall Street Journal reports that 25,600 people applied for H-1B visas in the first week of the program this year. Last year, it took an entire month…

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