Avnet Releases Android App

PHOENIX — Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announced today the instant availability to check order status and supply chain activity through its new application developed for Android phone users. Avnet Electronics Marketing’s Supply Chain Central (SCC) application is currently available for free download from the Android Market. Avnet…

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Mouser, Everspin Have Partnership

MANSFIELD, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced that it has partnered with Everspin Technologies, Inc. for worldwide distribution. With demand for Everspin’s Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory (MRAM) spreading across a wide array of commercial and industrial applications, Mouser’s partnership…

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Many Advantages of a Strong Knowledge Chain

Knowledge chains enable supply chain performance. They bring together the information and context that let you make decisions and take actions. Gaps in a supply chain are noticed and fixed immediately, but holes in a knowledge chain often go undetected. This is because supply chain gaps are usually catastrophic, but knowledge gaps are performance-limiting. How…

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EDI Downtime: Internal vs. External Services

A survey sponsored by supply chain newsletter ec-bp.org reveals that internally installed applications produce more downtime than do systems based on externally managed services and software-as-a-service (SaaS) based systems. While only 7 percent of respondents said they had never experienced downtime at all, 51 percent responded that they had downtime within the last month. The…

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Jameco Releases New Catalogue

BELMONT, Calif. — Jameco Electronics announced today the release of its new electronic component catalog. The cover pays tribute to the NASA Space Shuttle Program for its 30 years of achievement demonstrating what excellent electronics design can accomplish. “Jameco grew up with the Space Shuttle program,” said Greg Harris, Vice President of Jameco Marketing. “This…

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WPG, Marvell Sign Distribution Pact

SAN JOSE, Calif. — WPG Americas Inc. today announced it has entered into a non-exclusive distribution agreement with Marvell. Under the terms of the agreement, WPG Americas Inc. will distribute Marvell’s Solid State Lighting (SSL) products throughout the Americas, including the AC/DC digital power factor correction (PFC) LED driver integrated circuit (IC) family and the…

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Easing Design Chain Pain

The electronics supply chain was designed, in part, to ease bottlenecks associated with order and production delays. But what about the holdups at the front end? Engineers face as many speed bumps (if not more) in the design process, recent research reveals. In fact, design engineers spend nearly half their time on concept development, according…

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