Microchip Improves Semiconductor Purchasing

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MCHP), today debuted its updated, feature-rich and mobile-optimized e-commerce platform for purchasing microcontrollers, mixed-signal, analog, Flash-IP solutions and more. microchipDIRECT, which sells Microchip parts directly to customers, has been updated with several new mobile-accessible features that are now available for the first time in the semiconductor industry. The new mobile website includes high-volume…

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Microsemi to Close China Manufacturing Facility

Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced the planned closure of its manufacturing facility in China. Focused on lower value discrete solutions, the devices manufactured at the facility are not aligned with Microsemi’s strategic direction, and company resources will be invested elsewhere in higher value,…

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Although chief procurement officers (CPOs) are most often associated with supplier management, there are customer-facing catalysts, driven by the nationalist shift, that could expand the CPO's role to better prepare their company

How CPOs can Prepare for the Impact of Nationalism

As evidenced by Brexit and the U.S. withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, economic nationalism is on the rise. Industries such as electronics have spent decades building and finetuning a vast network of global supply chains. If globalization is facing a backlash — and experts attest that it is — longstanding supply relationships are about to get…

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FindChips Pro: Sourcing Tools Need More Muscle

Information aggregators for electronic components have emerged as a standard tool in the arsenal of supply chain professionals, engineers, and designers in the electronics industry. Now, however, these same customers want more from these information sources than ever before. FindChips.com is adding a paid service, called FindChips Pro, that provides new capabilities to help buyers…

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Putting IoM Innovation to Work at APEX

Internet of Manufacturing (IoM) is finding its way into all aspects of operations and beyond. Recently at the IPC APEX Expo, this trend was clear, with all the inherent potential and challenges, as were a number of new technology directions including materials science, artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), robotics, and printed electronics.  Dan Gamota, Jabil’s…

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Avnet Strengthens Position as Leading IoT Solutions Provider in Vietnam

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach –  Avnet, Inc., a leading global technology distributor, is deepening its regional footprint in Vietnam by offering its latest end-to-end IoT solutions to enterprises to meet the demand for real-time business intelligence and a robust IoT infrastructure. The company's showcase in Vietnam allowed delegates to gain valuable insights into a range of end-to-enterprise…

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