China’s Memory Consumption Reaches 20%

China’s appetite for electronics continues to grow in spite of some recent softness in its manufacturing sector. As of this year, nearly 4.789 billion DRAM chips and 3.518 billion NAND Flash chips from the 2Gb category have been consumed in China, accounting for 19.2 percent and 20.6 percent, respectively, of the world’s total DRAM and…

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Supply Chain Requires Greater CEO Involvement: McKinsey

Rising complexity in supply chain operations combined with its growing role in assuring enterprise profitability means executives up to the CEO level should devote more attention to this part of corporate operations, according to a research report. As risks pile up in supply chain operations globally, companies are being forced to continually reinvent their systems…

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Fischer Connectors Extends Minimax Series

Fischer Connectors, a worldwide leader in push-pull circular connectors and cable assembly solutions, continues to lead the trend of miniaturization. After the successful launch of the Fischer MiniMax™ Series in 2012, Fischer Connectors extends this miniature high performance rugged connector with a pin socket version. With the product range extension, the Fischer MiniMax Series is…

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Distribution Grapples with Marketing Dilemma

November is a pressure packed month for distribution marketing executives. So much is expected of them by top executives who want a marketing plan for the year ahead with costs firmly determined and goals/objectives clearly outlined. The bosses want a marketing plan that is fresh (very, very new), robust, comprehensive, perhaps unorthodox (very out of…

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Living Connected: Making Sense of the IoT

The ECIA’s Annual Executive Conference did a terrific job of staying true to its theme: Living Connected. The assembly of high-tech business executives walked away with a lot of food for thought and some actionable items regarding the Internet of Things (IoT) and the connected world in general. I’m sure most of the attendees already…

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Heilind Stocks Amphenol SFP/SFP+ Connectors

Wilmington, Mass. — Heilind Electronics, a leading distributor of electronic components, is now stocking SFP/SFP+ Cage and Connector Systems by Amphenol Connectors. Amphenol’s high-speed assemblies are a high-performance, cost-effective solution for gigabit speed applications in data and switched fabric I/O, switches, routers, data storage arrays and computer clusters. The high-speed assemblies meet and exceed industry standards.…

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