Opportunities Grow for High-Tech in Healthcare

If you've been following the US government's efforts to modernize the nation's healthcare information technology infrastructure, you might have noticed that current trends promise to create a flood of new opportunities for high-tech companies. Last week a study from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) seemed to confirm the point. The study noted that the booming healthcare market is…

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Digi-Key Offers NXP CMOS Multiplexer

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 NXP's CMOS 2-to-1 multiplexer/demultiplexer switch for PCI Express Generation 3 (Gen3). The part number for this device is CBTL02043. This particular multiplexer/demultiplexer can…

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India’s RoHS Turns Up the Heat

Einstein's theory of relativity is alive and well in the electronics industry. The action: The EU's version of the Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) is approaching clarity. The reaction: India's version of RoHS appears to be as clear as mud. The EU has officially adopted a revised RoHS which clarifies a number of issues pertaining…

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Honeywell to Acquire EMS Technologies

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire EMS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELMG), a leading provider of connectivity solutions for mobile networking, rugged mobile computers, and satellite communications, for $33 per share in cash, or an aggregate purchase price of approximately $491 million, net of…

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Heading Towards the Cloud

The Cloud. If you haven't heard about this yet, you've probably been walking around in a fog. The ubiquitous buzzword is even taking on new lives and branching out to other areas. To date, we have cloud computing, cloud storage, cloud engineering, and Intercloud, the interconnected global cloud of clouds. In the last week, we've…

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Needed: Tighter OEM-EMS Bonds

The aftermath of the March earthquake and tsunami in Japan has underscored the need for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to engage in extensive oversight of their contract manufacturing partners in order to maintain maximum efficiency during periods when supply chains are under stress, according to {complink 7427|iSuppli Corp.} analysis. Following the disaster in Japan, OEMs…

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