Qualcomm, TDK Launch Joint Venture

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) and TDK Corporation (TSE: 6762) today announced the completion of the previously announced joint venture under the name RF360 Holdings Singapore PTE. Ltd. (RF360 Holdings). The joint venture will enable Qualcomm’s RFFE Business Unit to deliver RF front-end (RFFE) modules and RF filters into fully integrated systems for mobile devices and…


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General Dynamics Realigns its Supply Chain

General Dynamics, a $31 billion manufacturer of aerospace, combat, IT and marine systems, didn’t have problems with its supply chain. But management thought the company could do better. “When [General Dynamics Mission Systems President Chris Marzilli] asked me to take on supply chain [realignment], it wasn’t that it was doing a bad job,” said Scotty…


Switch manufacturers that offer value-added services, including manufacturing modules and custom assemblies, can deliver complete electromechanical solutions that not only meet the size and performance requirements, but can also withstand the elements like vibration and shock.

A Smorgasbord of Tiny Switches fit for Consumer Devices

Judging by the way some users handle portable consumer electronics, it’s fair to say that they can be considered harsh environment devices. Cell phones, MP3 players, tablets and other portable electronic devices have become ubiquitous personal and professional tools that are used constantly throughout the day and not with the gentlest of care. As a…


For a Sustainable Supply Chain: Trust but Verify

“Trust, but verify” is derived from a Russian proverb. Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan famously applied this term with regards to nuclear disarmament. As with any negotiation, achieving a sustainable supply chain is possible with the right balance of “trust and verify”. However, market forces and leverage alone, do not bring about trust. Shared values…