Avnet Releases Smart Vision Dev Kit

Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), is helping to eliminate time and cost barriers to develop industry-leading embedded machine vision applications with today’s release of the Smart Vision Development Kit featuring the Xilinx® Zynq®-7015 PicoZed System-on-Module (SOM). The low-cost, all-in-one kit enables engineers in markets such as banking, medical scanning,…

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Local Knowledge Extends Quality in Global Supply Chains

Diversification and expansion in the electronics market poses many challenges: there is a rapid emergence of new markets, an extension of supply chains, increased logistics and reverse logistics demands, not to mention rapidly growing, intense competition from new, locally-based OEMs. These market challenges are repeated across regions; they are similar regardless of point of origin…

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Avnet Exec Featured at IBF Conference

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that Wade McDaniel, vice president of solutions architecture, Avnet Velocity, will present a session, titled “Innovating the Supply Chain through Segmentation, Planning, and Forecasting,” at the IBF Business Forecasting & Planning: Best Practices Conference. The event takes place October 28-29, 2014, at Disney’s Beach &…

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TI Reports Solid Growth in Q3

TI reports 3Q14 financial results and shareholder returns Dallas, Tex. — Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today reported third-quarter revenue of $3.50 billion, net income of $826 million and earnings per share of 76 cents. Regarding the company’s performance and returns to shareholders, Rich Templeton, TI’s chairman, president and CEO, made the following comments: “Revenue for the quarter was solidly…

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Samsung to Mass Produce First 8-Gb DDR4 on 20-NM

Seoul, Korea – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in memory technology, today announced that it is mass producing the industry’s most advanced 8-gigabit (Gb) DDR4 memory and 32-gigabyte (GB) module, both of which will be manufactured based on a new 20-nanometer (nm) process technology, for use in enterprise servers. “Our new 20nm 8Gb DDR4 DRAM more than meets the high performance, high density and energy…

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Be Smart When it Comes to Choosing Social Networks

When it comes to social media and the supply chain, popularity isn’t everything. With more than 1.3 billion users, Facebook is the most popular social network. Your B2B business should not use Facebook just because of its popularity.  Rather, your business should use Facebook (or not) because it fits into your marketing and business strategies.…

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Compliance Squeeze: The Polluter Pays

Countries around the world are struggling to deal with environmental degradation, resource scarcity and waste streams. As a result, they are issuing more and more regulations around environmental sustainability – covering areas such as waste stream control, packaging, greenhouse gas emissions and extended producer responsibility. “Legislative and cost imperatives are pushing companies to think about…

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