Japan Will Rebuild, Part 1

For all those who would despair after the March 11 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, remember this: Japan has experienced worse devastation, buried more, and endured even more terrible horrors. From the shadows of World War II, the Land of the Rising Sun emerged to become the second-biggest economy in the world, a title it only…

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Positive Disruptions

There's been plenty of disruption in the electronics supply chain in the past week, but that has some positive implications for the industry. Disruptive technologies are innovations that prompt major changes in business and industry. Clearly, the industry is still sorting through the disruption caused by the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. There's still…

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ECIA Update on Japan

ATLANTA, Ga. — The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) is providing updated information and status reports via its website on the impact of the disaster in Japan on electronic component manufacturers and the supply chain. The site provides links to a number of manufacturer sites to build an overall picture of the situation and assist…

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Microsoft Takes Android Legal Action

REDMOND, Wash. — Statement from Horacio Gutierrez, corporate vice president and deputy general counsel of Intellectual Property and Licensing. Microsoft Corp. today filed legal actions in the International Trade Commission and the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Washington against Barnes & Noble, Inc. and its device manufacturers, Foxconn International Holdings Ltd. and…

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AVX CD Provides Info on Capacitor Products

GREENVILLE, S.C. — AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has created a new CD detailing its tantalum and niobium oxide capacitor product offering. Designated the AVX Tantalum Office, the interactive and user friendly CD was developed to help designers easily access information and select the correct capacitor for their…

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Digi-Key Tech Mag Goes Digital

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 its Lighting Solutions TechZone™ magazine is available as an e-book and in iPad/HTML5 format. The new edition is available at www.digikey.com. The new Lighting Solutions TechZone…

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Creation Technologies Turns 20

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — When Creation Technologies opened its doors in March 1991, there were 32 people serving 20 small customers out of its 10,000 square foot facility in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Today, Creation Technologies has over 2,500 people serving approximately 200 World-Class customers in its 11 business units across North America and China.…

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TowerJazz Stocks Image Sensors

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, announced its Aerospace and Defense Business Unit has expanded its multi-project wafer (MPW) services to include CMOS image sensors (CIS) in addition to high-speed SiGe and SOI RF CMOS. These offerings will be available for on-shore or ITAR controlled prototype and manufacturing services of advanced…

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