DCA Expectations & Predictions for 2011

What environmental (and social) performance-related requirements can the electronics industry expect from regulators, NGOs, and competitors in 2011? Here’s both what we at {complink 12808|Design Chain Associates LLC (DCA)} know, and what we guess, will happen: Two more lists of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) from the European Union that you will have to…

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America II Signs Deal With Aviel Electronics

ST. PETERSBURG, FL — America II Electronics Inc., one of the world’s largest independent distributors of semiconductors and passive components, has finalized a global authorized distribution agreement with Aviel Electronics, a division of RF Industries. Through this agreement, America II strengthens its product portfolio and further demonstrates a commitment to their customers. “We’re determined to…

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Avnet Memec, Renases Ink European Pact

POING, GERMANY — Avnet Memec, a division of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) has confirmed a new pan-European distribution agreement with Renesas Electronics, following the merger between Renesas Technology Corporation and NEC Electronics. The agreement makes Avnet Memec a key distribution partner for the entire portfolio of Renesas microcontrollers and system-on-chip, analog and power products throughout…

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Motorola, Janam Resolve IP Disputes

SCHAUMBURG, IL and WOODBURY, N.Y. — The Motorola Solutions business of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) and Janam Technologies LLC (www.janam.com), announced today that Motorola – together with its subsidiary, Symbol Technologies, Inc. – and Janam have reached an agreement that settles all outstanding intellectual property disputes between the two companies. In 2008, Symbol Technologies, Inc.…

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Cargo Security Measures Expanded

UPS announced today it is expanding its policy to require customers who ship packages from its retail shipping locations — The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc. — to present a government-issued ID for verification of identification. Consumers who ship through any retail access location and do not already have a pre-printed shipping label attached…

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PCs Stage a Rebound, Boosting IC Sales

Don’t be in a rush to abandon your PC OEM customer: A mountain-worth of semiconductor products are still going into personal computing equipment and workstations, according to research firm {complink 7217|IC Insights}. While the most coveted design sockets these days are those headed for smartphones, digital music players, tablet devices (iPad and e-readers), and other…

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Nu Horizons Stockholders OK Arrow Merger

MELVILLE, N.Y. — Nu Horizons Electronics Corp. (NasdaqGS: NUHC), a leading distributor of active and passive electronic components, announced today that its stockholders voted to approve the merger agreement among Nu Horizons, Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Arrow, pursuant to which Nu Horizons will be acquired by Arrow. Upon consummation…

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