The Challenge of Outsourced Purchasing

One of the classic conflicts in outsourcing is how much control an OEM cedes to its subcontracting partners. In a narrow relationship, an OEM may outsource only its manufacturing and keep design, purchasing, and other decisions in-house. In a more encompassing relationship, an OEM may outsource everything, including design. This original design manufacturing (ODM) model…

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Richardson RFPD Stocks Tamura Sensors

LAFOX, Ill. — Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced today that it has entered into a global business relationship to stock, sell, and support the design-in of Hall Effect Current Sensors from Tamura Corporation. The agreement covers Tamura’s entire line of open-loop and closed-loop Hall Effect current sensors (sometimes referred to as “current transducers”). “Richardson RFPD’s design-in…

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The Many Shades of Green

Following up on my Greening the Telecom Sector blog last week, I poked around to get a better sense of how the broader networking and telecom sectors' environmental and sustainability efforts are evolving. Mostly, I wanted to see if they have moved beyond the conceptual, chest-beating, “We’re Green” stage to real-life corporate practices that actually…

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Digi-Key Stocks 3M’s Twin Axial Cables

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 3M™ Twin Axial Ribbon Cable, SL8800 Series to its vast product line. They are available for purchase now on Digi-Key's global websites. These…

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‘Element14 Features’ Showcases Latest Products

SINGAPORE — element14 (formerly Farnell), the industry’s first fusion of commerce and community supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals worldwide, today announced the launch of its new online service ‘element14 Features’ which will provide detailed information and showcase the best new products and solutions, along with relevant articles and training modules. As part of…

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NXP Relocates Auto Sales to Shanghai

EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands & SHANGHAI, China — Today, NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ: NXPI) made two major announcements underscoring its commitment to the growing automotive market in China. NXP has established a new China Automotive Technical Center to focus on R&D, system innovation and customer application support, and has also moved its Automotive sales and marketing headquarters…

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Altium Links Mouser’s Electronics Database

MANSFIELD, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc., a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, has announced a new partnership with Altium which sees live links connecting Altium Designer and Mouser‟s extensive part information, placing it right onto the engineer‟s desktop. The new links are now part of AltiumLive, Altium‟s new…

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Allied Receives Chairman’s Award From Ohmite

FORT WORTH, Texas — Allied Electronics received the 2010 Chairman's Award from Ohmite Manufacturing Company, a longtime provider of resistive products for high-current, high-voltage and high-energy applications. Only four other distributors have ever received this award in Ohmite's 86-year history. “I am most pleased to announce that Allied Electronics has won Ohmite's top distribution channel…

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Freescale Updates Sendai Plans

AUSTIN, Texas — After completing the assessment of its Sendai, Japan wafer fabrication facility following the recent earthquake, Freescale Semiconductor today announced that it will not reopen the seriously damaged facility. The March 11th 9.0 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Japan near Sendai caused extensive equipment and infrastructure damage to Freescale’s facility. The ongoing…

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