10 Drones You Want to Own

Spring has finally sprung … more so in some parts of the world, as snow skiing is still underway near me! Summer's on the way. And hey, many of us in the United States have a three-day weekend coming up! All of which causes a not-so young man's fancy to lightly turn to thoughts of…

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APEM Awards Master Electronics

Santa Monica, Calif. – Master Electronics, a leading global distributor of electromechanical, interconnect and passive components, receives APEM’s prestigious “Distributor of the Year” Award. Tony Solis, Director of Sales for APEM, Inc. stated, “APEM, Inc. presented Master Electronics with the 2015 Distributor of the Year award at EDS 2016. The annual award recognizes one of…

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RS Components Adds Motion Control Products

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (ECM.L), the global distributor for engineers, has announced a range of products and solutions to help companies involved in motion control applications equip and maintain systems, such as conveyors, used in diverse industries including automotive, packaging, manufacturing and production or in the chemical or food and…

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Sanmina Gains Lumentum ‘Excellence’ Award

Sanmina Corporation, (SANM) a leading integrated manufacturing solutions company making some of the world’s most complex optical, electronic and mechanical products today announced Lumentum, a market leader in innovative optical and photonic products, recently recognized Sanmina’s outstanding performance with Lumentum’s Excellence in Value Innovation award. This award acknowledges Sanmina’s performance in a number of areas…

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Robots in the Supply Chain is Old News; Get Ready for Artificial Intelligence

Robots are the natural next step in the evolution of the electronics manufacturing supply chain. This shouldn’t surprise anyone but it seems some economists and researchers were shocked at the recent news that Foxconn had automated some of its plants, replacing workers with robots. This resulted in the elimination of as many as 60,000 factory…

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Offshore Sourcing: Balancing Cost Savings & Risk

Many purchasing professionals I meet are wary of exposing their company to a supply line risk by buying offshore. It's not an unfounded concern, since there are many examples of things going wrong. It's really important to balance the potential cost savings against this risk of failure.  An article authored by Thomas A. Foster, titled Global Logistics…

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