Digital Supply Chain: You Need to Change. But How?

CEOs know they need to respond to disruptive technologies to remain competitive. What’s necessary is a pragmatic step-by-step way forward. What’s all the fuss about? Warren Buffett promoted the term “economic moat.” This relates to a company’s ability to maintain an advantage over its competitors (through process, technology innovation, and intellectual property) in order to protect…

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Microchip to Acquire Microsemi

Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, and Microsemi Corporation (NASDAQ: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced that the two companies have signed a definitive agreement pursuant to which Microchip will acquire Microsemi for $68.78 per share…

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Richardson RFPD Offers Two New RECOM DC/DC Converter Lines

Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced today the availability and full design support capabilities for two new series of DC/DC converters from RECOM Power, Inc. (RECOM). High slew-rate GaN transistors require an isolated 6V supply with high isolation voltage and low isolation capacitance. The RxxP06S and RP-xx06X series have been designed to fulfill this demanding requirement. The internal…

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Navigant Ranks Top Li-ion Battery Makers for Grid Storage

A new Leaderboard Report from Navigant Research examines the strategy and execution of 10 lithium ion (Li-ion) battery manufacturers, with LG Chem and Samsung SDI ranked as the leading companies. .@NavigantRSRCH Names LG Chem & Samsung SDI Leading Manufacturers of #LithiumIon #Batteries https://nav.gt/2F3WhxQ Tweet this Rapid growth in markets that rely on Li-ion batteries has allowed suppliers…

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JDA Software, MIT Collaborate on Digital Supply Chain

JDA Software, Inc., today announced a multiyear collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) focused on joint research to create new and innovative capabilities within the supply chain utilizing intelligent edge technologies like machine learning, AI, IoT and advanced analytics. JDA will work closely with MIT’s Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS), a world-class research and…

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The Smart Factory: How Smart Manufacturing Is Changing the Electronics Industry

Automation is not a new concept in the electronics manufacturing industry. However, the convergence of the digital and physical realms with the help of various modern technologies such as Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), artificial intelligence, robotics, cloud computing, augmented reality, and big data has led to the rise and proliferation of smart manufacturing.  In…

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U.S. Manufacturing Expansion Nears 14-Year High

U.S. factory activity in February reached its highest level since May 2004, indicating sustained strength across all U.S. manufacturing sectors. The nation’s leading factory index, the Institute for Supply Management’s PMI, reached 60.8 percent in February, up 1.7 percentage points from January’s reading of 59.1 percent. The February data represents the 106th straight month of…

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