Avnet, Arrow Drive into IoT

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The industry’s two largest distributors are gearing up initiatives for the Internet of Things. Targeting somewhat different kinds of customers, they face similar challenges and paint a picture of the diversity and rapid evolution of IoT. The $26.2 billion Avnet Inc. generally pursues an emerging class of makers and IoT hardware…

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2017 Top 5 Trends in Enterprise Labeling

Supply chains and the solutions used for managing them have become increasingly important as businesses become more global and interconnected. Globalization and digital technologies are changing business, especially as companies look to accelerate growth and expand into new markets. To do this, companies must create efficiencies in their supply chain and be able to address…

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ClearMetal Welcomes Industry Luminary Ron Widdows to Advisory Board and Makes Key Sales Leadership Hire

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – ClearMetal, the predictive logistics company using data science and machine learning technology to unlock new efficiencies for global trade, today announced the addition of industry veteran Ron Widdows to the ClearMetal Advisory Board as well as the strategic hire of a former GT Nexus sales executive Cary Dittmann. About The New…

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Women Startups Take Their Turn in Tech

The electronics and high-tech industry has a long history of being male-dominated. In previous decades, the moniker “woman-owned business” on a company was perhaps sometimes even a ploy to get preferential treatment in contract awards, rather than a real shift in leadership. Now, however, signs are pointing to things changing if only slowly.  “As investors…

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Intel, Spreadtrum Demo Brainchild

BARCELONA – Intel Corp. is showing off in its booth at the Mobile World Congress a new mobile SoC chip developed by China’s Spreadtrum Communications. Designated SC90861-IA, the new chip is based on Intel architecture, manufactured by Intel using its own 14nm LP process technology. The SoC’s CPU inside comes from Intel. It’s based on…

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Kenco Invents Smartphone App that Improves Shipment Visibility, Reduces Damage Claims

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.—February 22, 2017 — Kenco has teamed up with Smart Gladiator to roll out a new mobile app that increases supply chain visibility by photo-documenting shipments to improve compliance and reduce costs. The LoadProof app is now available at www.loadproof.com.LoadProof is an image-capture app designed for logistics operations. Warehouse workers, truck drivers, supervisors, or anyone involved in shipping…

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Digi-Key Adds DFRobot Dev Products

DFRobot’s extensive offering of easy-to-use development and prototyping products and accessories are available for immediate shipment through Digi-Key Electronics, a global electronic components distributor, as part of a new distribution agreement. DFRobot’s product portfolio includes sensor boards, MCU boards, single board computers, and 3D printers. “We believe this new partnership with Digi-Key will provide the…

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Avnet & AT&T Team to Lower Barriers to Development of IoT Solutions

BARCELONA, Spain—February 26, 2017—Mobile World Congress – Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, and AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) today announced an agreement to offer AT&T’s Internet of Things (IoT) managed services as a part of Avnet’s growing IoT solutions stack. The agreement, which empowers Avnet to seamlessly integrate AT&T’s cloud application development supported by…

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