RIM, Yahoo: Knowing When to Fold or Hold

The {complink 6518|Yahoo Inc.} board of directors isn't getting roaring applause from investors for its appointment of PayPal president Scott Thompson as the Internet search engine provider's new CEO. After the announcement of Thompson's appointment, Yahoo's stock price fell 3 percent on Wednesday and continued the decline in pre-market trading on Thursday. Investors, it seems,…

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The Real Phantom Menace

Mark Ellsworth's most recent blog got me thinking (always a bad sign) about the nature of the electronics supply chain. (See: Where Is the Electronics Market Headed in 2012?) This is an industry that's always looking forward, which is part of the reason it is still so vital today. But every once in awhile, a…

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Developing a Path to Procurement Compliance

Recently, I discussed how important compulsory and/or voluntary stakeholder compliance is in procurement technology adoption. After all, compliance bridges the rather large gap between the cost savings that get encoded into strategic supply contracts and spending processes and the savings that actually materialize on a company’s profit line. (See: Driving Savings Starts by Enforcing Compliance.)…

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ISM Buys ADR North America

TEMPE, Ariz., and ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Tempe, Arizona-based Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) has taken a significant step to amplify its capacity for delivering customized professional development, consulting and skills assessments to the world’s leading companies and supply management organizations. ISM has invested in the consulting firm ADR North America (ADR NA). ADR NA…

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RFMW Gets ISO Certification

SAN JOSE, Calif. — RFMW, Ltd. The premier RF & Microwave specialty distributor announces they have been granted registration to ISO 9001:2008 standard by the International Standards Authority. RFMW is a pure play RF and Microwave specialist distributor with offices in North America, Europe and Israel. “Standardizing our processes via ISO 9001 ensures ongoing consistency,…

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EnSilica Opens Design Center in India

WOKINGHAM, England — EnSilica, a leading independent provider of IC design services and system solutions, has opened a new design centre in India (Bangalore), to complement its existing design facilities in the UK. The new design centre will be a centre of excellence for the advanced verification of complex semiconductor products and IP. Verification services…

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Another Outsourcing Product: Lost Knowledge

Get involved in discussions on EBN's message boards. You might learn something from the industry veterans who contribute blogs, shepherd discussions, and share useful tips gleaned from decades of hands-on experience in electronics design, procurement, manufacturing, and other supply chain activities. I got such a valuable insight on Tuesday while exchanging comments with Ken Bradley,…

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Pan Pacific Will Stock ITT Quadrax Products

SANTA ANA, Calif. — ITT Interconnect Solutions, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of connectors, interconnects and cable assemblies, has partnered with distributor Pan Pacific Electronics to offer its advanced Quadrax connector family with reduced lead times. Pan Pacific Electronics, a global aerospace distributor, has carried the ITT Quadrax product line since November 2011. The…

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