Tianjin Explosions: Supply Chain Impact Analysis

The Aftermath of the Tianjin Explosions: A Global Supply Chain Impact Analysis—It’s Far Worse than You Think. Don‘t believe official media reports indicating that business and port operations will shortly return to normal. This event’s economic relevance and its repercussions on the global supply chain will be felt over the next few months and perhaps…

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Vishay Updates Status of Tianjin Diodes Facility

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors and passive components, wishes to extend its heartfelt condolences to the Chinese people regarding the explosion, which occurred on August 12, 2015 in the port of Tianjin. Vishay owns and operates a manufacturing facility in Tianjin, which provides back-end packaging for some…

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Onlinecomponents.com Redesigns Website

Phoenix, Ariz. – Onlinecomponents.com recently launched their newly redesigned website.  Dedicated to the belief that Onlinecomponents.com is quickly becoming one of the best ecommerce experiences for the procurement and engineering audience in the electronics industry, Onlinecomponents.com set this version’s strategy around improving the user experience.  By implementing thousands of micro-improvements the team was able to…

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Capturing Sweet Success in S&OP

Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is not a new idea, but many organizations report that their efforts have been less than effective. As the saying goes, though, when you get lemons, it's a good time to make lemonade. That is, rather than a point of failure, S&OP improvement offers an opportunity for great improvement. In…

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ERA Names New CEO

The Electronics Representatives Association has announced that Walter E. Tobin has been named as the organization's new Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President. Tobin is an electronics industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience in sales, marketing and executive/corporate management positions. For the last nine years, he was the corporate vice president…

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Phononic Names New COO

Durham, N.C. — Mark McClear, a veteran semiconductor and electronic materials executive, accustomed to innovation and fast-paced growth, has been appointed chief operating officer at Phononic. McClear comes to Phononic from Cree, Inc., where he was vice president of Worldwide Sales, and was part of the management team that built the LED unit into a multi-hundred…

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