FedEx Adds New India Flights

DELHI — FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, today announced the launch of a new flight establishing direct connections between India and the FedEx Asia Pacific hub at Baiyun International Airport, Guangzhou, Southern China. The new flight will offer Indian businesses the benefit of significant…

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Return of Fiber Good News for Components Biz

Despite the benefits of fiber optic networking, widespread implementation of the technology hasn’t occurred as quickly as many expected. Fiber optics have been adopted by the telecom industry in long-haul applications, but wide market adoption in additional market segments has stumbled, due primarily to expense. However, demand for more and faster data access is spurring…

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Technology Implications of Supply Chain Segmentation

Companies achieving best-practice in supply chain segmentation management are twice as likely to be top service performers and two-and-a-half times as likely to be top inventory performers, while keeping the cost of this additional flexibility under control. This article will review how successful companies define supply chain segmentation and the varying criteria that fall under…

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Global Sources Names COO

HONG KONG — Global Sources Ltd. (Nasdaq: GSOL) (http://www.globalsources.com) has appointed Peter Zapf, 42, to Chief Operating Officer. Zapf assumed the role effective January 5, 2011, after serving as Deputy COO since January 1, 2010. Craig Pepples, who has been COO since 1999, is shifting to focus on the China Business Group, which is dedicated…

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GigOptix CFO Resigns

PALO ALTO, Calif. — GigOptix, Inc. (OTCBB:GGOX), a leading supplier of high performance electronic and electro-optic components that enable next generation 40G and 100G optical networks today announced the resignation of its Chief Financial Officer, Ron Shelton, which will be effective February 1, 2011. Jeff Parsons, Corporate Controller, has been appointed Acting Chief Financial Officer…

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Farnell Stocks Cree LED Modules

LONDON — Farnell the leading multi-channel distributor is to have exclusive stock in Europe at launch of the latest range of Cree LED modules. Available in TrueWhite® and EasyWhite® technology options, the new Cree LMR4 modules provide a simple drop-in solution that uniquely integrates driver electronics, optics, and primary thermal management. Cree TrueWhite gives an…

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STMicro Protects Adobe Flash

GENEVA — STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies and a leader in chips for set-top boxes and digital TVs, today introduced out-of-the box content protection for TVs with the latest STB and TV System on Chip (SoC) platform with Adobe® Flash® Access, a complete protection and monetization solution that is a…

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Mouser Launches Molex Connection System

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 Molex. The Molex Stac64™ Automotive Connection System is a 2.54mm (.100″) Pitch, stackable connection system offering a diverse range of circuit sizes. Requiring no custom tooling, the Stac64…

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US Teams With WCO to Secure Global Supply Chain

An international alliance drawing members from the World Customs Organization has been formed to coordinate efforts to safeguard the global supply chain. The new partnership was announced Thursday, Jan. 6 in Brussels by US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, who said its goal would be to coordinate efforts to make world commerce and infrastructure…

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