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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Execs Differ on the Cloud

When it comes to cloud computing, senior-level executives and IT professionals have very different opinions about the cloud's role as a game-changer in their business operations. That's the finding of a survey recently conducted by {complink 1544|Dell Inc.} and independent market research firm Marketing Solutions Corp. Most notably, the survey finds that IT professionals view…

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Sensata Technologies to Acquire Sensor-NITE

ALMELO, Netherlands — Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE: ST) announced today that it has reached an agreement whereby certain Sensata companies will acquire the shares of Sensor-NITE Group Companies from Elex Group for euro 225 million or approximately $325 million, based on current exchange rates. Sensor-NITE is a leading manufacturer of high temperature sensors used…

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Dialight Expands Into Japan

NEWMARKET, U.K. — Dialight plc (‘Dialight’), the innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, is pleased to announce the formation of Dialight Japan KK as a further step in the company’s global thrust into the industrial and hazardous LED lighting market. Dialight Japan KK has today signed agreements to acquire the assets and contracts of…

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