Social Lurking Won’t Grow Your Business

I wrote previously about the opportunities companies within the logistics and supply chain industries can realize through social listening. I cautioned that to reap the benefits and seize the opportunities afforded by social media, companies need to use the information and intelligence gathered. Using the information and intelligence gathered is essential. There is; however, another…

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The Ins and Outs of Customer Labeling Requirements

If the common systems for product labeling in the electronics industry were working flawlessly, there would be no demand for change. But even just a cursory review of what manufacturers must accomplish in labeling generates a profile of an approach that is unsustainable. Consider, for example, what manufacturers need to do simply to comply with…

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CLX Logistics Partners with Kewill

Philadelphia, Pa. – CLX Logistics LLC, announces its technology partnership with Kewill, a global leader in multimodal transportation management software, as Kewill acquires the IBM® Sterling TMS and its associated development and support teams.  Rebranded as Kewill Transport, the top-rated SaaS TMS will be incorporated within Kewill’s Kewill MOVE®  transportation and trade management platform. World-class transportation…

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MaxLinear to Acquire Physpeed

Carlsbad, Calif. – MaxLinear Inc. (NYSE: MXL), a leading provider of integrated radio frequency (RF) and mixed-signal integrated circuits for broadband communications applications, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Physpeed Co., Ltd., a privately held developer of high-speed physical layer interconnect products addressing enterprise and telecommunications infrastructure market applications. Headquartered in Camarillo, Calif.,…

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QuickLogic Unveils QVL Program for Sensor Hubs

Sunnyvale, Calif. – Ensures known-good-interface with inertial, photonic, environmental, and wellness sensors from popular manufacturers Compatibility ensures a quick design-in with proven device drivers QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK), the innovator of ultra-low power programmable Customer Specific Standard Products (CSSPs), today announced that it has implemented a formal Qualified Vendor List (QVL) program for sensor hub platforms. The…

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Elma Offers Rack-Level Integration Services

Fremont, Calif. – Elma Electronic Inc. now offers rack-level integration services that enable deployment of commercial equipment in rugged and mobile environments. Providing configuration control and lifecycle management as well as intricate custom I/O and cabling, Elma supports the installation of its rack-level integrated systems from start to finish. As commercial computing equipment from companies like Dell and…

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Survey: Manufacturing Execs Remain Confident

Prime Advantage, the leading buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, announced the findings of its thirteenth edition of the Purchasing and Manufacturing Survey, revealing financial projections and top concerns of more than 700 U.S. industrial manufacturing companies. The results show continued optimism about revenues and employment, despite concerns about rising costs and a lack of qualified…

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Buyers Upbeat on Business Outlook for 2014

Although the pace of growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector cooled down a bit in September, the industry topped off its third consecutive quarter of expansion that month. One of the nation’s leading indexes, the Institute for Supply Management’s PMI, decreased in September by 2.4 percentage points to 56.6 percent. Nevertheless, said Bradley J. Holcomb,…

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