Get Ready for the Post-PC Era

The post-PC era is sneaking up on us. The invasion started years ago as convergence accelerated and as manufacturers began merging functionalities into single, mainly wireless, and highly portable devices. The intention was not to render the PC obsolete, but as more functions initially carried out on the device get incorporated into smaller form-factor equipment,…

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A Gray Market for Electronics

Green Hills Mall, a shopping mall in Manila, is a huge marketplace of legal and semi-legal electronics leaked from supply lines throughout Asia. On first impression, it’s a surprisingly tolerated monument to backdoor commerce and insecure shipping. But spend the day there, and something more subtle emerges. A middle class in Southeast Asia is creating…

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Vishay Wins Philippine Awards

MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that its manufacturing operations in suburban Manila have received three awards for environmental and safety performance from the Philippine government in 2010. They include a Certificate of Recognition for environmental performance from the Office of the President and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources;…

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Tight Supplies, Tantalums & 2011

The squeeze on tantalum capacitors will continue into 2011, global distributors say, but there's no expectation that parts will be any more difficult to get next year than they are now. However, because of ongoing concerns about the availability of the raw material tantalum, buyers can expect to see prices continue to increase into the…

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EBN Poll: Outsourcing Good for Biz, But…

Respondents to a survey by EBN generally accept that the impact of outsourcing on the electronics industry has been overall positive, but their endorsement is not overwhelming. Almost 57 percent of respondents to the EBN survey said outsourcing has been “good overall for high-tech,” confirming sentiments from research firms over the years as OEMs handed…

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Avnet Shipping ITT EVC Series

PHOENIX — Avnet Express, part of the Avnet Electronics Marketing operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announces the immediate, in-stock availability of ITT Interconnect Solutions’ entire line of electric vehicle charging connectors (EVC). This entire EVC Series is in-stock and available for same-day shipping when ordered on www.avnetexpress.com by 8:00 p.m. CST. Based on…

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Behind the Dividend Debate

In the past few months we've seen a flurry of announcements that tech companies are paying dividends to their shareholders following record sales and earnings in their most recent financial quarters ({complink 265|Altera Corp.}, {complink 317|Analog Devices Inc.}, {complink 831|Broadcom Corp.}, {complink 2657|Intel Corp.}, {complink 3614|National Semiconductor Corp.} and {complink 5844|Tyco Electronics Ltd.} among them).…

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