Top 10 Access Control Trends

Significant changes are taking place in the communications and access control field. Enterprises across all industries are deploying new products aimed at improving productivity and sales opportunities. I have compiled 10 issues that I believe are essential to understanding how individuals and businesses will use access control products: The move to mobility .The emergence of…

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Germany’s Nuclear Power Predicament

A couple of months after Japan's earthquake-tsunami-nuclear disaster, Germany made headlines by announcing plans to pull the plug on its dependence on nuclear energy. The country said that eight plants would go dark immediately, and that the remaining nine would be shuttered by 2022. The Fukushima crisis in March was enough to tip the political…

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Does Your Company Motivate You?

A lot of companies have downsized their organizations during the current challenging economic times. This means that individuals who are fortunate enough to still have a job are taking on the workload of those who have left the company. Or they are facing reduced budgets that hamper efforts. While it's great to have a job,…

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TE Connectivity in Talks to Buy Deutsch

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland — TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) today announced that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with Wendel (Euronext: MF) and has made a binding offer to acquire Deutsch Group SAS (Deutsch), a global leader in high-performance connectors for harsh environments, in a transaction valued at euro 1.55 billion (approximately $2.06 billion at current…

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Price Showdown

I bought my first personal computer 20 years ago, paying about $1,900 for what has turned into an antique. Last week, Best Buy had laptops with more than 1,000 times the processing power and storage capacity of my first PC available for $300. And that wasn't a special price for Black Friday. You can still…

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Tablets & a World in Transition

More and more the debate over tablets versus the PC (really, the laptop) is turning on use. Are mobile computers consumption devices or creative tools, primarily? The answer — we don't really know yet — will have huge implications for electronics suppliers. If the tablet replaces the PC, that means an entirely different kind of…

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Arrow Launches Lighting Design Tools

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Arrow Electronics, Inc. today announced an application platform that enables engineers to design complete LED lighting solutions in a convenient online environment. The Arrow Lighting Designer offers tools and solutions tailored to customers’ applications, with built-in design guidelines providing quick results. The Lighting Designer platform combines multiple tools for selecting and optimizing…

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ECIA Supporting Robotics Competition

ATLANTA — The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) is proud to announce that it will partner with For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST®) to support the FIRST® Robotics Competition. Inspired by scientist, inventor and event founder Dean Kamen’s passionate presentation at the recent ECIA Executive Conference, the association has agreed to work…

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Thailand Flood Impact Lingers

Just over five months since the historic flooding began in Thailand, the water levels to the north and in parts of Bangkok have begun to recede. Meanwhile, the massive runoff continues to place southeastern regions on high alert. Even with a history of flooding, elaborate sluice gates, and complex irrigation systems, no one seems to…

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