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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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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