Avnet Buys Certain Eurotone Assets in China

PHOENIX — Avnet, Inc. announced today that, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, it has acquired certain assets from Eurotone Electric Limited (Eurotone). Established in 1994, Eurotone is an engineering focused electronic components distributor in China that provides general purpose inverters for wind and solar power applications. This acquisition is expected to be slightly accretive to earnings…

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Tessera Moves to Protect Intellectual Property with Two New Legal Actions

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Tessera Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSRA) today announced two new legal actions by its semiconductor packaging subsidiary, Tessera, Inc., and provided a status update on certain ongoing legal actions. Patent Infringement Suit against Sony Corporation and Renesas Electronics Corporation On Oct. 1, 2010, Tessera filed a complaint against Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Inc.,…

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New Digi-Key App Now Available for Android Phone Users Around the Globe

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — Design engineers and purchasers around the globe can now conduct business with Digi-Key Corporation wirelessly with the availability of Digi-Key's application for Android phone users. Digi-Key's Android application, version 1.0.2, is currently available in English and is available for download from the Android Market for Android 1.6 and higher. Digi-Key's…

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IPC Announces 2011 Schedule for EMS Program Manager Training and Certification

BANNOCKBURN, Ill. — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has announced the EMS Program Manager Training and Certification dates for 2011. A four-part curriculum that culminates with a certification exam, IPC’s EMS Program Manager Training and Certification is designed to provide preparation for and insight into the varied business, operations and management issues specific to an EMS…

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A Low-Tech Remedy for Counterfeiting

The supply chain can throw all kinds of technology toward preventing and identifying counterfeit parts, but sometimes plain old word of mouth is the most effective strategy. Aimtec, a maker of switching power converters, issued a warning last week that counterfeit converters were being manufactured and sold in the global supply chain. In addition to…

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Search Engines Can Help With Demand Forecasting

Search engine optimization (SEO), a method used to increase Website page ranking on Google, Yahoo, and Bing, can provide purchasing managers much needed insight into demand for products and services. While forecasting demand has never been easy, SEO increases the intelligence of the supply chain by monitoring specific keyword terms and the geographic location where…

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Arrow Acquires the RF, Wireless & Power Division of Richardson Electronics, Ltd.

MELVILLE, N.Y. — Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) announced that it has signed a definitive agreement pursuant to which Arrow will acquire all of the assets and operations of the RF, Wireless and Power Division of Richardson Electronics, Ltd. (“Richardson RFPD”). Richardson RFPD is a leading value-added global component distributor and provider of engineered solutions serving…

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