Conflict Minerals Rule: A Repeal Won’t Kill it

The Conflict Minerals Regulation is here to stay. A part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act signed into law in July, 2010 by then President Barack Obama, the conflict minerals regulation has become a global phenomenon. Despised by many industry associations but publicly embraced by all of the major players in…

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G’foundries Revamps China Deal

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Globalfoundries and city government officials from Chengdu, China, will break ground Saturday on a new fab valued at roughly $10 billion. The foundry simultaneously announced expansions for fabs in Germany, the U.S. and Singapore, although it declined to put dollar figures on them. Globalfoundries suggested it is putting on the back…

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Arrow Electronics Releases Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Media OutReach – 10 Feb 2017 – Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) released its annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability Report, a recap of its 2016 philanthropic and environmental initiatives. The global technology company's influential CSR programs aim to help people shape a better tomorrow by guiding innovation forward today. Download the complete…

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Future Proof the Supply Chain

Benjamin Franklin said “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” He could have been talking to supply chain managers. Whatever is done today dictates how well the organization can weather unexpected occurrences, whether natural disaster or man-made shifts, that can impact the supply chain. In fact, the only thing we can prepare for…

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Batteries Get Safer Enclosures

The recently released data from Samsung regarding the fires associated with the Galaxy Note 7, indicate that the battery design appears to be the primary case of the fires. This is another instance in a string of lithium-ion (Li+) battery issues over the past decade. The problem is that no matter how well you design…

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