Prepare for a Middle East Squeeze

The unknown unknowns have come to the fore. Political problems in the Middle East have thrown forecasts for the world economy and all sectors of manufacturing, including high-tech, into a funk over skyrocketing oil prices. Until Libya erupted, the impact of political upheavals in the Middle East had been limited to the displacement of despots…

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Renesas Announces New Org Structure

TOKYO, Japan — Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723) today announced the following changes to its Members of the Board and Corporate Officers, which were approved at a meeting of the Board of Directors on February 24, 2011. The company also announced changes in its organizational structure to accelerate the three-pronged business strategy announced July 2010,…

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ISM Opens Training Office in Shanghai

TEMPE, Ariz. — Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM), in conjunction with ADR, has extended its global reach by opening a training office in Shanghai, China. A new joint venture firm, ADR-ISM Supply Management Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. specializes in customized in-company training, consulting and Development Needs Analysis (DNA™) learning assessments. The Shanghai location allows ADR-ISM…

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Power-One Announces Digital Power License

CAMARILLO, Calif. and SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Power-One, Inc. (Nasdaq:PWER), a leading provider of renewable energy and energy-efficient power conversion and power management solutions, and Maxim Integrated Products (Nasdaq:MXIM), announced today that they entered into a non-exclusive, worldwide, Field of Use agreement for Digital Power Technology (DPT) patents from Power-One. Digital power management provides the end-users…

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Avnet Distributes Halo Magnetics

POING, Germany — Avnet Memec, the highly specialised semiconductor distributor of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, announced the extension of its distribution agreement with HALO Electronics, Inc. Previously serving customers in all of EMEA except Central Europe, the two companies will now extend their strategic partnership to include the distribution of HALO’s magnetics devices and inductors…

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Digi-Key Stocks Cree Circuit Boards

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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 it has stock of Cree-based printed circuit board (PCB) LED development kits, often referred to as star boards. These kits, also known as star boards, are designed…

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