EDS Through New Eyes: Part 2

In the first part of this blog, I focused on what companies can do to increase the benefits they get from attending industry shows such as the annual Electronics Distribution Show. In this concluding part, I address how social media is being used by everyone, including conference attendees to raise corporate visibility and advance the…

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Apple Remains Supply Chain Star

High-tech companies continue to rank well in Garter Inc.'s Supply Chain Top 25, an annual listing rating companies' supply chain prowess based on financial results and the opinion of peers and analysts. {complink 379|Apple Inc.} held onto the No. 1 position for the fourth year in a row. {complink 1544|Dell Inc.} ranked second, followed by…

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Felix Zandman: The Man Who Wouldn’t Quit

Felix Zandman, founder and chairman of passives components vendor {complink 6199|Vishay Intertechnology Inc.}, faced great odds early in life. But he went on to achieve great things, not least of all founding and nurturing a $3 billion revenue company, thanks to his tenacious attitude. Zandman lost members of his family under Nazi Germany. He lived…

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EBV Announces Caribou Board

POING/MUNICH,GERMANY — EBV Elektronik, an Avnet (NYSE: AVT) company and the leading specialist in EMEA semiconductor distribution, has announced the Caribou board as a development and evaluation platform for industrial communications. It is based on an OMAP L138 / AM1808 ARM® microprocessor from Texas Instruments, together with an Altera® Cyclone® III FPGA and analog interfaces…

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TowerJazz Nearly Doubles 2010 Production Capacity

MIGDAL HAEMEK, ISRAEL — TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, announced today that it completed its previously announced acquisition of Micron Technology’s fabrication facility in Nishiwaki City, Hyogo, Japan. The acquisition nearly doubles TowerJazz’s current internal manufacturing capacity, cost-effectively increasing production by 60,000 wafers per month. The added capacity to serve the growing needs of…

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Japan: The Convenient Culprit

A few days ago {complink 38|Acer Inc.} president Jim Wong, who runs the world's third-largest PC brand, created a minor kerfuffle when he told the Financial Times that July would prove a “stress test” for electronics supply chains. Wong's argument is based on the fact that the traditional slow sales season for electronics is March…

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Master Distributors Stocks Crydom Relays

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Master Distributors, a leading distributor of electromechanical, interconnect and passive components, announces it is now stocking Crydom’s new Series of DIN rail-mounted AC and DC output solid state relay (SSR) assemblies, the DRS series of DIN rail sockets, and the new 3-Phase and AC Motor Reversing SSRs. The DRA Series features…

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RIM: Is the Party Over?

In the tech world, coming late to the party can have near-fatal consequences for even the biggest names in the industry. Consumers and Wall Street no longer have time and patience for companies that stop innovating, lag too far behind market leaders, or have little ability to quickly correct course. The consequences of multiple missteps…

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