9 Key Trends in Green Supply Chain

Until recently, sustainability and “greening” the supply chain largely meant keeping up with regional, national, and global regulations on carbon emissions, hazardous materials, and recycling. {complink 7426|Gartner Inc.}, though, is now seeing a major shift away from regulator-driven sustainability models to total energy efficiency priorities. During a Webinar this week, Hiranya Fernando, a Gartner senior…

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Digi-Key Welcomes Partner EE Life

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced the addition of UBM Electronics', EE Life as a valued community partner for Digi-Key's TechXchangeSM online engineering community. EE Life is the first social networking community…

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Fairchild Semiconductor Reports Q2

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS), a leading global supplier of high performance power and mobile products, today announced results for the second quarter ended June 26, 2011. Fairchild reported second quarter sales of $433.2 million, up 5 percent from the prior quarter and 6 percent higher than the second quarter of 2010.…

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5 Ways a US Default/Downgrade Could Hit Electronics

Electronics industry executives are notoriously reluctant to comment on events in the larger economy or in the political sphere. That hasn't changed even now, despite heated US debt/budgetary talks and ominous warnings from economists about events in the country. On Wednesday, President Obama abruptly ended discussions with congressional leaders, reportedly out of frustration. Federal Reserve…

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Engineer Locally, Win Globally

Whether it be mouth-watering delicacies, novel destinations, or social network connection, a local flavor is always appreciated by the end consumer. The world of electronic products is no different. An electronic product built with the knowledge of local needs is sure to be a market success. However, getting the proportion of the local essence right…

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Arrow Expands Global Agreement With Carclo

MELVILLE, N.Y. — Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) is expanding its global distribution agreement with Carclo Technical Plastics to distribute its optical products in North America and Asia. Carclo Technical Plastics is a global manufacturer of discrete optics and modular optical systems with facilities in Europe, the Americas and in Asia. Carclo products include electro-optic and…

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