TI Makes Good Citizen List Again

DALLAS, Texas — For the ninth time, Texas Instruments (TI) Incorporated was named among the top corporate citizens by Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine. In today’s announcement of the 12th annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list, TI was ranked 26th, up from 33rd last year. The 100 Best Corporate Citizens List is based on more than…

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The Price Change Equation

The late Richard Beckhard, industrial psychologist and adjunct professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, developed an equation for change. He called it a “change equation” when really it was its vector equivalent — progress — but as he’s not a physicist, he can be forgiven. His equation describes how to achieve change in…

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Leveling the Low-Cost Playing Field

As higher wages, inflation, and rising transportation costs begin to level the low-cost playing field with China, US companies can position themselves to take advantage of the changing environment. Even small changes can help US component makers win back some of the ground they lost when low-cost competitors emerged from offshore, says Mark Hehl, principal…

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The COO Is Watching Your Supply Chain

Chief operating officers wield enormous influence over the decisions that affect supply chains — decisions that can either garner financial success or crimp revenue prospects for the company. The appointment of COOs often helps to reassure management, as well as investors, that the company’s business decisions and operational models are sound — even when the…

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Elcoteq Acquires BroadTech

ESPOO, Finland — Elcoteq SE, through its U.S. subsidiary, has on March 2, 2011, acquired 100 % of the shares of BroadTech Inc, a Lewisville, Texas based company which provides After Market Services (AMS). BroadTech is offering reverse logistics, repair, refurbishment and related information management services to the wireless and consumer electronics industries. The acquisition…

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Mouser Stocks Sharp LCD

Mansfield, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top global engineering design resource for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it is stocking new product from Sharp Microelectronics. Sharp Microelectronics’ Memory LCD technology delivers high-contrast, high-resolution displays that allow for denser content than many other types of similar-sized LCDs, but only consumes 0.8% of…

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iPad2 Upgrades, Memory Remains Unchanged

The much anticipated announcement of the {complink 379|Apple Inc.} iPad2 took place yesterday. Despite his ongoing health issues, CEO Steve Jobs actually made the announcement and received a standing ovation. Many of the announced features were expected improvements over the iPad. The basics include: Dual-core A5 processors increasing the CPU speed twofold with graphics up…

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X-Fab Hosts Webinar on Reliable Design

ERFURT, Germany — X-FAB Silicon Foundries, the leading foundry group in analog/mixed-signal semiconductor applications known for its expertise in “More than Moore” technologies, will present an hour-long webinar next week entitled, “Design for Reliability – How Process and Design Work Together to Enable Robust Technologies.” This free webinar focuses on reliability as a critical performance…

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Element14 Makes Electronics Arty

LONDON — From a Tandy TR-S80 to an iMac, punch cards to terabyte hard drives, or super-8 movie projectors to Blue-ray DVD players, the evolution of electronic technology is undeniable, unstoppable and awe-inspiring. In an effort to underscore the impact of technology advancements on our daily lives, element14, a collaborative engineering community and electronics store…

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