Premier Farnell Expands ARM Offerings

CHICAGO — Premier Farnell (LSE:pfl) today announced immediate availability of a comprehensive range of hardware and software ARM design solutions across the Americas through its Newark element14 brand. Developers now have access to information on the ARM® architecture, ARM development tools, source code examples, RTOS, and ARM processor-based devices as well as reference designs from…

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Nokia Cuts More, But Is It Enough?

{complink 3847|Nokia Corp.} said last week it was transferring more smartphone device assembly to its Asian factories, a move that will cut 4,000 jobs at plants in Europe and Mexico. The stated reason won't surprise anyone working in the electronics sector: Get to market faster by being closer to suppliers. “Shifting device assembly to Asia…

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Counterfeiting: The Enemy Within

Reported incidents of electronic part counterfeiting climbed more than 67 percent from 2009 to 2011, a recent IHS report says. The data backs up suspicions that the problem is growing rapidly and could severely hurt high-tech manufacturers. Almost 1,400 “verified counterfeit-part incidents” were reported worldwide in 2011 alone, versus 815 in 2010 and 324 in…

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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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