Purchasing: Component Pricing Pressure Eases

Demand for electronic components is rising steadily and solidifying enough across all market segments that suppliers are beginning to hope they may soon be able to raise prices and improve their gross profit margins. Led by automotive, industrial and even segments of the consumer electronics market – smartphones and tablets – demand for components rose…

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Flextronics Joins Power Alliance Board

Power Matters Alliance (PMA) today announced that Flextronics (NASDAQ: FLEX), a leading end-to-end supply chain solutions company that delivers design, engineering, manufacturing and logistics services to a range of industries and end-markets, has joined its Board of Directors. “Flextronics brings a considerable wealth of resources to the PMA, including several years of experience in mobile…

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Cissoid & M.S. Kennedy Ink Development Pact

Cissoid, the leader in high-temperature and extended lifetime semiconductor solutions and M.S. Kennedy, a leader in high-temperature and extreme environment modules jointly announce today they have signed a long-term collaboration agreement to develop high-reliability (HiRel) and high-temperature electronic modules. The agreement brings together Cissoid’s 14 years of experience in developing semiconductors that operate in extreme…

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Kemet Awards TTI

TTI, Inc. the leading global distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, has been awarded KEMET Corporation’s Distributor of the Year award for the eighth consecutive year. The award presentation took place at the Electronic Distribution Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The long-term relationship that TTI and KEMET share is one that benefits customers…

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Zytronic Adds Sales Rep

Zytronic, the specialist developer and manufacturer of large form factor projected capacitive touch sensor solutions for the self-service, digital signage, gaming, leisure and industrial markets, has further extended its sales channel in North America with the appointment of RD&D Sales Engineering as a manufacturer’s representative. While the agreement covers the complete Zytronic product range, RD&D…

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Arrow Supporting Wavelex

Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) announced today the availability and full design-support capabilities for a new ultra-wideband, N-connectorized bias-T from Wavelex. The WBT0030N offers wide frequency band operation, from 10.0 MHz to 3.0 GHz, with a low insertion loss of 0.30 dB and 3000 mA DC current handling. It is versatile for a range of applications,…

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Gartner: SCM Software Market Hits $8.9B

With supply chain continuing to be a key source of competitive advantage in driving business growth objectives, the worldwide supply chain management (SCM) and procurement software market grew 7.3 percent to $8.9 billion in 2013. The market performed well as supply chain investments kept their priority status and moved forward, even as IT budget decision…

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When it Comes to Reverse Logistics, Flexibility Matters

Logistics is logistics is logistics– right?  Wrong.  The direction the product is moving in the supply chain – forward or backward – makes a difference. Forward logistics, or the forward supply chain, is all about getting the product to market.  In contrast, reverse logistics, or the aftermarket supply chain, is inclusive of events that move…

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