Kichloo Takes Migration Job at Avnet

PHOENIX — Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced the appointment of Ravi Kichloo to lead the global Business Migration Team. In this critical role, Kichloo will assist Avnet’s growing number of customers seeking cross-regional support for design- and manufacturing-based activities. Kichloo is a 28-year veteran of the electronics…

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7 Winning Tips for Medical Equipment Makers

The decision by the health-care division of {complink 8019|General Electric Co.} to develop Centricity Advance-Mobile, a native Apple iPad application for primary care physicians in small practices, says something about the attractiveness of the tablet PC in the health market. Essentially, Centricity Advance-Mobile allows doctors to access GE's electronic medical record and practice management system…

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ECIA Announces Fall Summit

ATLANTA — The Electronic Component Industry Association (ECIA) announces a half-day Strategic Standardization Management Seminar has been added to the Fall Standards Engineering Summit meeting. The special half-day seminar on September 19th will focus on introducing first-time attendees and those interested in understanding the standards development process to the benefits of using standards as an…

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Arrow Schedules Annual Arrowfest

MELVILLE, N.Y. — Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) today announced the dates for Arrowfest, its annual multicity tour and exhibition for customers and suppliers of its Americas Components business. Now in its 23rd consecutive year, Arrowfest kicks off Sept. 8 in Philadelphia. Held in six locations in North America, Arrowfest provides an opportunity to see the…

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Asia Trembles as the West Reels

It's common to read that consumers make up 70 percent of the US economy, which is the world's largest and certainly the largest for electronics. I can't confirm the figure, but Robert Reich, the economist who served as Bill Clinton's secretary of labor, repeated it in an item this week. Whatever you think of Reich,…

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Why Microsoft Should Buy Nokia

Monumental changes are taking place in the wireless handset and tablet PC market. Companies are crossing operating lines as it becomes more obvious that the dividing lines between software and hardware businesses were artificially created and are no longer justifiable or viable. The recent decision of {complink 2294|Google} to purchase {complink 12925|Motorola Mobility Inc.} for…

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Europe Economic Seesaw Continues

If there's one lesson to be learned from the current economic malaise, it's that everything has an unpredictable side. Take what's happening in Europe as proof. Last week's crazy market fluctuations touched all the major global companies and created both panic and sheer elation. In addition, the ongoing debt crisis and the European Union's bailout…

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