Analog Devices Honors Strategic Suppliers

NORWOOD, Mass. — Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI), a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, today announced the recipients of its 10th annual “Supplier Excellence Awards.” Recognized for continuously delivering quality products and services on time and without supply chain disruption, 13 strategic suppliers were selected from among the more than 2,000…

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Arrow Aids Relief Efforts in Japan

MELVILLE, N.Y. — Responding to the devastation caused by the earthquakes and tsunami in Japan, Arrow Electronics Inc. (NYSE: ARW) has joined with its employees to support disaster recovery and relief operations in that region. The company pledged to match the first $100,000 in employee donations to designated crisis-recovery charities. “We are grateful that our…

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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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