Avnet Takes Thermal Solutions to the Nextreme

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has inked a distribution agreement with Nextreme Thermal Solutions, a manufacturer of micro-scale thermal and power management products. Nextreme’s energy harvesting products are available from Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas and online at www.AvnetExpress.com. Nextreme uses breakthrough thin-film thermoelectric generators and…

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How to Confront Relentless Commoditization

{complink 2470|IBM Corp.} is marking its centennial anniversary with a broad range of activities starting today and continuing through the year. The company is showcasing its history with essays; stories about the “100 IBM innovations that helped shape the last century”; films; a Celebration of Service Day; and a book offering “an in-depth look at…

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Acer’s Blunder Sends Up Warning Flares

{complink 38|Acer Inc.}, once a high-flying PC vendor, is licking its wounds — again. After what seems to be a serious misreading of market demand and equally disconcerting missteps in supply chain planning, the company is slashing its full-year tablet shipment target by 60 percent, dumping three million laptops into the European market to clear…

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Happy 100th Birthday Big Blue – What’s Next?

{complink 2470|IBM Corp.}, otherwise known as “Big Blue,” turned 100 today, marking a major milestone in the company's history and, more importantly, helping to focus the technology world's collective mind on the history and future of the high-tech industry. No other company represents the industry's past better than IBM. Incorporated as Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. (CTR) in…

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Mouser & Amphenol Connect in Distribution Partnership

DALLAS – Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc., a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced its distribution agreement with Amphenol Aerospace, a world leader in the design, manufacture and supply of quality interconnect solutions to the Commercial Aerospace and Military markets. Along with Amphenol’s long history of engineering…

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ECIA Releases Updated

ATLANTA, Ga. — The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) announces that its Component Council has released an updated “Recommended Technical Standards for Point-of-Sale Reports” (POS) document. ECIA Councils periodically review and update guidelines and standards. The POS report addresses the industry's need for a standardized method of reporting distributor sales information to manufacturers. The POS…

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SMEMA Council Issues Counterfeit Advisory

BANNOCKBURN, Ill. — Counterfeit products are reported to have grown to a $600 billion business worldwide. The electronics assembly industry has been impacted, with reports of counterfeit feeders, spare parts and software causing equipment breakdowns and production delays. To assist IPC member companies in keeping their equipment and lines running, the Surface Mount Equipment Manufacturers…

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