QR Codes & Electronics Supply Chain

Advertising agencies and companies use QR codes to promote specific brands and products. Each scan of the code streams not only location data, but also product-specific information and the type of device scanning the code. The codes can support and transfer more information than radio frequency identification (RFID), near field communications (NFC), or traditional bar…

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The Gulf Widens

Calendar 2011 sales for {complink 379|Apple Inc.} are forecast to jump 57 percent from 2010 (based on a optimistic analysts' consensus estimate for $37.9 billion in the December quarter). By contrast, the entire consumer electronics market where the company generates a huge portion of its revenue is forecast to grow 1.5 percent in 2011, according…

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Arrow to Host M2M Seminars

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) is hosting its inaugural machine-to-machine (M2M) seminar series, beginning Jan. 19, 2012, in San Jose, Calif. Designed for industry executives and engineering professionals to gain business insights and technical tools to help launch and deploy successful M2M applications, the seven-city tour runs through March 28, 2012. Arrow's M2M…

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Top 15 Component Qualification Questions

Before being designed into a product and added to the Item Master list, a component must be approved by a company's key individuals. The design engineer is usually the person who selects the part for a development effort; he has already determined the part value, the form factor, and the critical electrical performance characteristics. However,…

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CTS to Acquire Valpey-Fisher

HOPKINTON, Mass. — CTS Corporation (“CTS”) (NYSE: CTS) and Valpey-Fisher Corporation (“Valpey-Fisher”) (Nasdaq:VPF) announced today that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement providing for the cash acquisition of Valpey-Fisher by CTS. Upon closing of the transaction, Valpey-Fisher will operate as an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of CTS. Pursuant to the terms of the definitive…

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Probe Reports Q3

IRVINE, Calif. — Probe Manufacturing, Inc., (OTC QB : PMFI), a global electronics design & manufacturing services company reports eight consecutive quarters of profitability and growth. Net sales for the third quarter ending September 30, 2011 increased 61% to $1,228,068 compared to $763,561 for the quarter ending September 30, 2010. Operating income increased 380% to…

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