Back to Basics – Are You Kidding?

Are US supply chain managers prepared for an economic recovery? That’s the question I was left asking myself when I listened to an {complink 7014|IDC} Webcast on January 19 that presented the top 10 predictions for the supply chain in 2011. IDC analysts said they see 2011 as a “back-on-track” and “back-to-basics” year. Given the…

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DHL Gets Quality Stamp

PLANTATION, Fla. — DHL, the world’s leading international logistics company, today announced that it has received a multi-site, quality management certification from the ISO, the International Standards Organization, for all its U.S. locations including service centers, gateways and hub as well as Operations Head office and support groups. The ISO 9001:2008 certification is the world's…

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Mouser Stocks Texas ACDs

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 Texas Instruments | Data Converters. Texas Instruments ADS4129 12-bit ultralow power analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) feature sampling rates up to 250MSPS. TI ADS4129 ADCs use innovative design techniques to…

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UMC Wins Premium Status

SINGAPORE — United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TWSE: 2303) (“UMC” or “The Company”), a leading global semiconductor foundry, today announced that its Singapore branch was awarded “Premium” band status, the highest of five bands (Basic, Standard, Intermediate, Enhanced, and Premium) under Singapore's new integrated assessment framework TradeFirst. The Premium band status grants UMC Singapore a…

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Newark Launches LED Site

CHICAGO — Leading North American electronics distributor Newark and its element14 engineering community have launched an innovative microsite dedicated to LED lighting technology. The new site at Newark provides engineers with a comprehensive LED lighting destination, offering solution-based guidance for applications such as street lighting, solar power signals and RGB color mixing, as well as…

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Numetrics Releases Free Risk Software

CUPERTINO, Calif. — Numetrics today released the production version of IC Project Analyzer (ICPA), a tool for semiconductor product-development teams that calculates schedule risk of newly planned IC projects and benchmarks performance of completed projects against the industry. ICPA, available as software-as-a-service (SaaS), can be used free of charge by visiting icprojectanalyzer.com. ICPA is based…

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Long-Term Agreements Aren’t Always Best

My caution light is flashing. {complink 379|Apple Inc.} committed to spend $3.9 billion over the next two years with several advanced LCD manufacturers. In the release of its first quarter results, Apple's COO, Tom Cook, stated that the company had executed long-term agreements (LTAs) with multiple vendors to guarantee availability of advanced LCD panels for…

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Analog Posts Q1

NORWOOD, Mass. — Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI), a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, today announced financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2011, which ended January 29, 2011. “ADI delivered solid results in the first quarter, with revenue that was in line with our expectations. Our profitability remained strong…

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