The Great Congo Paper Chase

Who would have thought that the financial reform bill would become such a headache for the supply chain? Buried in the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act passed by Congress last summer was a provision that had nothing to do with Wall Street or the consumer, but will have a big impact…

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IPC RoHS Revision Efforts May Be Paying Off

BANNOCKBURN, Ill.— Yielding to growing concerns regarding the EU Parliament’s proposal to list thirty-seven substances for priority assessment under a revised RoHS Directive, the Belgian presidency proposed to abandon inclusion of a list of priority substances. Belgium currently holds the rotating EU Presidency and is responsible for chairing the EU Council. IPC was concerned that…

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Outsourcing: Is Mexico the Next Big Thing?

In 2009, Mexico was the region with the highest number of investment projects by Chinese companies outside China. Because of its cheap production capabilities, more than 50 Chinese corporations have established a presence in Mexico in recent years. The group includes Foxconn, the world’s largest contract manufacturer, which maintains 1 million square feet in industrial…

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Battery Power Conference Holds Oct. 19 – 20, 2010

DALLAS — Battery Power 2010, an international conference highlighting the latest developments and technologies in the battery industry, will be held October 19-20 in Dallas, Texas. This eighth annual event will feature more than 30 presentations on portable, stationary and automotive battery technology, as well as battery manufacturing, materials and research & development.Topics will include…

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STMicroelectronics Recognizes Digi-Key for ‘Outstanding Sales and Growth’

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry’s broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced STMicroelectronics presented Digi-Key with an award for “Outstanding Sales and Growth Achievement for 2009 and 2010.” Gardner Gray, Digi-Key account manager at STMicroelectronics, and Ashley McGaha,…

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Free WiFi Arrives at FedEx Office

DALLAS — FedEx Office (formerly FedEx Kinko’s), an operating company of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), today announced the introduction of free, unlimited Wi-Fi access at most of its U.S. locations. As of today, customers will find the free Wi-Fi service provided through AT&T* at more than 1,000 FedEx Office Print & Ship Center locations throughout…

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