Inspiring Innovators

Dean Kamen has a track record that makes it compelling to listen to him when he talks about innovation. The founder of DEKA Research and Development Corp. has invented the insulin pump, a portable dialysis machine, the iBot mobility system, the Segway people mover, a prosthetic arm for DARPA, and a self-contained water cleaning and…

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TTI Adds Improved Multi-Part Upload Features

FORT WORTH, Texas — With the mission of continuously improving the online experience for our customers, TTI has further expanded the capabilities of its online Multi-Part Upload toolset. Now customers have the option of uploading multiple parts from their own spreadsheet and choosing the specific data to import through Multi-Part Upload. Once the parts have…

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ARCO Stocks AMIC Technology Memory

MAHWAH, N.J. — ARCO, INC. www.arcoinc.com , the Global Electronic Components distributor and Supply Chain Service Company based in Mahwah, NJ is pleased to announce they have signed a franchise distributor agreement with AMIC Technology Corporation for North and South America. AMIC’s product portfolio includes Parallel and Serial NOR Flash, SRAM, SDRAM, DDR1 and PSRAM…

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Planning for the Afterlife

Regardless of your market sector, at some point you'll need to make the decision: Keep a product on life support… or pull the plug? Most semiconductor manufacturers hope to keep their product designs alive either until the competition out-designs and under-prices them or the demand evaporates. When either will happen, whatever the reason, is something…

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HP at a Crossroads

Heads are rolling at {complink 2376|Hewlett-Packard Co.}, as new CEO Leo Apotheker moves to streamline the company and drive it deeper into enterprise software, cloud computing, and services. Apotheker took over in September, following the ouster of Mark Hurd amid a sexual harassment scandal. He hasn't had much of a honeymoon period, spending his initial…

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Doing More With Less

Electronics components suppliers are part of the trend that's driving distributors further down the design chain. As their engineering resources are cut, component makers are focusing on supporting only their largest customers, leaving distributors to pick up the slack. “Many [of our suppliers] do not have the resources to support the broad and growing customer…

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Apple: Too Cool to Boycott?

Of the many things that are hard to understand about Friday's fatal explosion at a {complink 2125|Foxconn Electronics Inc.} workshop in Chengdu, China, perhaps the most perplexing is why {complink 379|Apple Inc.} isn't hurting more. If we think back ten years, international companies receiving negative publicity about unsafe working conditions had to take significant measures…

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Turning Ideas Into Reality

Paolo Gargini, Fellow at Intel's Technology and Manufacturing Group, and director of technology strategy for the semiconductor vendor, understands very well the challenges and sometimes incredible difficulties of moving a product from conception to the end customer. At the 2011 Semico Summit on May 3, Gargini highlighted the time gap between when an idea is…

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