How to Improve the Supply Chain with KPIs and Big Data

Successful supply chains measure key performance indicators (KPIs) to determine how well their organizations are performing to drive operational excellence, and have “open and honest” relationships with their suppliers and customers, according to a new report released by ASQ. “Supply chain KPIs must be in line with the goals of your customers and that businesses need…

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GE Power Opens First Advanced Manufacturing Facility

Greenville, S.C. – GE (NYSE:GE) today celebrated the grand opening of its new state-of-the-art Advanced Manufacturing Works (AMW) in Greenville as the GE Power business continues to introduce tomorrow’s technologies, today. The announcement comes on the heels of GE’s grand opening of its first additive manufacturing center in Pittsburgh in early April and represents the next step…

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Mouser Stocks PI InnoSwitch-CP Switching ICs

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the InnoSwitch-CP switching ICs, part of the InnoSwitch family from Power Integrations. These new offline constant-current/constant-voltage flyback switching ICs incorporate a constant power output profile which, when paired with an adaptive-voltage protocol such as USB-PD, helps designers of smart devices achieve faster charge times, improved charging efficiency, and backward…

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Richardson RFPD Adds MACOM Products

Geneva, Ill. – Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced today the availability and full design support capabilities for a selection of SDI video and optoelectronics products from M/A-COM Technology Solutions. MACOM’s SDI video products span a complete signal chain for an SDI link, including multi-rate equalizer and cable driver solutions for emerging ultra-high-definition (UHD) TV standards and legacy 3G, HD…

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Newark element14 Expands Passive Component Offerings

Newark element14 has expanded its product portfolio of passive components from industry-leading suppliers TE Connectivity, Ohmite, Bourns and Vishay. The new ranges include TE Corcom power line filters, Ohmite/Arcol HS aluminium-housed resistors, Bourns’ gas discharge tubes and Vishay high voltage flat chip resistors. The products are ideal for applications within the industrial, telecommunications and test equipment markets. “Newark…

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Micro-Measurements Doubles Super Stock Program

Malvern, Pa. — Micro-Measurements®, a Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (VPG) brand, today announced that it has doubled its Super Stock program offerings. The off-the-shelf delivery program now offers Micro-Measurements’ worldwide network of customers an even broader range of general-purpose foil strain sensors. The new pattern offerings cover the gamut of Micro-Measurements’ product portfolio. New Super Stock general-purpose…

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Intel Cuts 12,000, 11% of Staff

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Good night to the PC as an icon and driver of the semiconductor industry. Intel Corp., its head cheerleader and advocate officially cut it loose today announcing a cut of 12,000 employees, 11% of its staff amid a sequential decline in quarterly revenues and profits.  It’s a decision that’s been brewing…

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