Warranty Mysteries Revealed

In a recent blog, Who Warrantees the Products You Buy?, I raised a couple of questions about the warranty process in the electronics manufacturing industry, in response to research recently conducted by IDC Manufacturing Insights. IDC immediately contacted me to answer some of those questions, and the news — at least as it pertains to…

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Back to School

As spring turns to summer, millions of school children are counting down the days to freedom. So are their teachers. Yet even as college students head off to their internships, many companies are going back to school. As we talk with our supply chain colleagues and clients in our travels we are increasingly hearing of…

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API Technologies Acquires Spectrum Control

ORLANDO, Fla. — API Technologies Corp. (OTCBB: ATNY), a provider of electronic systems, subsystems, RF, and secure communications products and services for defense, aerospace, and commercial applications, today announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Spectrum Control, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPEC). API completed the acquisition through a merger of a wholly-owned subsidiary with and into…

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Arrow Gets Best Performing Design-In Award

DREIEICH, Germany — During a ceremony at the Arrow Electronics office in Frankfurt on May 17, 2011, FCI proudly presented its 2010 Award for the “Best Performing Design-in Distributor” to the Arrow EMEA management team. The award recognizes the most successful distributor in Europe in their efforts to design-in FCI Electronics connectors in new designs…

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The Link: Social Media & Tech Marketing

Too many marketers in the tech sector are jumping on the social media bandwagon for all the wrong reasons. A Facebook or Twitter page is created and then used to merely push out promotional content. That's a great way to alienate your community or customer prospects. They'll tune out instantly. Yes, social media is important,…

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BCD to Acquire Auramicro

SHANGHAI, China — BCD Semiconductor Manufacturing Limited (“BCD Semiconductor”) (Nasdaq:BCDS), a leading analog integrated device manufacturer, or IDM, based in China, specializing in the design, manufacture and sale of power management integrated circuits, or ICs, today announced that it has acquired Auramicro Corporation, a private company incorporated in Cayman Islands with main operations in Taiwan,…

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