Infor Enhances Supply Chain Forecasting

New York, N.Y. – Infor, the industry cloud company, today announced Infor Demand+, a new application designed to help simplify and accelerate supply chain forecasting processes. Infor’s next-generation demand planning application leverages a modern intuitive planning experience combined with the latest Infor technology. Infor Demand+ is designed to help provide a more comprehensive picture of future…

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TTI Adds Molex Mini50 Connector System

The new Molex Mini50™ Unsealed Connector System is now available in Europe at TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components. Designed to meet the demand for smaller interconnects from car manufacturers, the Molex Mini50 has smaller terminals to fit more signals into vehicle interiors and delivers 50% space…

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Conflict Minerals Rule: An Exercise in Futility?

Electronic and paper documentations showing efforts by OEMs and component vendors to comply with the Conflict Minerals Rule are piling up at high-tech companies worldwide even as a courtroom battle rages over the legality of the legislation, according to interview sources. Although a Federal Court has ruled that a portion of the law violates manufacturers’…

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Apple Shortchanged Everyone on iPhone Memory

The design decisions of mega-OEMs like Apple Inc. can impact everyone in the electronics industry supply chain. Apple missed an opportunity to better serve its customers and suppliers when it did not increase the storage capacity of its entry-level smartphones in the latest update announced this week. Leaving the basic iPhone 6S and 6S-Plus with…

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SIA, SRC Call for Increased Research Investments

Leaders in the tech industry and academia, led by the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) and Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), are calling out the industry to make increased research investments to help boost tech leadership in the U.S. as well as to advance new transformative technologies including the Internet of Things (IoT). A new study released…

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Buyers’ Scarcest Commodity? Time

Procurement specialists have to focus on a lot of issues strategic to their organizations. But what is the problem that most bedevils buyers themselves? Time management. PrimeAdvantage, a buying consortium of small and midsize manufacturers, found time was the scarcest commodity among respondents to its 2015 survey. Because of  time limitations, 63 percent of respondents said…

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Schneider Electric Opens New Mfg Facility

Palatine, Ill. — Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced the grand opening of its new manufacturing location in Livermore, California. The facility will serve as a West Coast hub for the U.S. Services team, offering improved customer service for Schneider Electric’s local customers while also supporting the production of Schneider…

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Yet Another (Unharmonzied) RoHS?

On August 3, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) issued a draft regulation, clearly based on the current European Union RoHS Directive, 2011/65/EU, for comment to the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (WTO TBT) Committee. The regulation proposes to cover the same 11 categories of Electrical and Electronic Equipment, provides the same scope exclusions,…

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Qualcomm Unveils Reference Board for Drones

San Diego, Calif. — Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., has introduced Qualcomm® Snapdragon Flight™, a highly optimized 58x40mm board targeted specifically for consumer drones and robotics applications. Qualcomm Snapdragon Flight is based on a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 801 processor, along with robust connectivity, advanced drone software and development tools, bringing cutting-edge…

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