Polaris Drives Digital Supply Chain Transformation with JDA

The supply chain has never been more of a strategic asset and competitive advantage for companies as they reinvent their strategies to be more customer-centric and digitalized. Recognizing this, Polaris,  one of the world’s largest powersports companies, has embarked on a multi-phase supply chain transformation initiative and has selected JDA Software Group, Inc.as its supply chain backbone.…

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Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Shows OEMs Critically Unprepared, But Why?

New data reveals that manufacturers are critically unprepared for strategic sourcing and procurement, according to AI advisor for strategic sourcing, LevaData. The company recently released the results of its 2017 Cognitive Sourcing Survey on data-drive procurement capabilities by medium to large manufacturing firms, including those in high tech, consumer goods, industrial equipment, automotive, and life…

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Toshiba, Western Digital Resolve Disputes

Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) (“Toshiba”), Toshiba Memory Corporation (“TMC”) and Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC) (“Western Digital”) have entered into a global settlement agreement to resolve their ongoing disputes in litigation and arbitration, strengthen and extend their relationship, and enhance the mutual commitment to their ongoing flash memory collaboration. As part of this agreement, TMC…

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Kilopass NVM OTP Achieves GlobalFoundries 3-Lot Qualification

Kilopass Technology Inc., a leading provider of semiconductor logic embedded non-volatile memory (eNVM) intellectual property (IP), today announced that it successfully achieved a three-lot qualification on GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF) 14nm LPP (Low Power Process) technology platform for its one-time programmable (OTP) NVM technology. Three-lot qualification requires separate wafer runs, each with hundreds of samples. Each sample…

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Arrow to Distribute Alorium FPGA-based Solutions

Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) has entered into a global distribution agreement with Alorium Technology, a provider of compact, high-performance embedded computing solutions for the industrial and commercial internet of things (IoT) markets, technology startups and the advanced maker movement. Arrow will sell Alorium’s FPGA-based solutions, including the XLR8 development board that enables new levels of performance…

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Riedon Acquires Deltec Shunts

Riedon, a specialist manufacturer of cutting-edge power and precision resistors, announced today the acquisition of Deltec Shunts, LLC. The company, based in Norwalk, California, is one of the premier US manufacturers of current shunts and fuse-block holders. The agreement signed by the two companies involves the acquisition by Riedon of all Deltec’s assets and product lines. The deal…

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Purchasing Execs on 2018: ‘Steady as She Grows’

Even as a pro-business tax reform bill awaits its fate, U.S. manufacturers are investing toward growth. Capital expenditures by U.S. factories outpaced expectations in 2017 and will increase further next year. U.S. manufacturers experienced 11 straight months of growth from January through November, driving the nation’s 2017 purchasing index to 57.4 percent from 51.5 last year.…

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