TE Connectivity Primed for Sensors Growth

As forecasts for sensor demand continues to climb, driven in part by the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT) applications, TE Connectivity has been shoring up its sensors business with two key acquisitions over the past year. Both acquisitions are a big part of the $12-billion global interconnectivity provider’s strategy to expand its leadership in harsh…

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Connector Consolidation: The Big Get Bigger

Mergers and acquisitions are often a double-edged sword for the electronics supply chain. Several high-profile semiconductor M&As this year have analysts praising the financial soundness of the mergers and the expansion of product portfolios. For purchasing professionals, buying more products from fewer vendors help consolidate their supplier base. At the same time, M&A also means…

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How Amazon Could Flex Supply Chain Deliveries

Amazon's near real-time logistics and delivery service could move the electronics industry's supply chain deeper into real-time manufacturing. It would create a real-time delivery model taking advantage of data-driven robotics at manufacturing plants that send signals to automatically replenish inventory. While Amazon's drone delivery service may not be ready to take flight, the company is…

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