Manufacturers Expect to Add Jobs in 2014

Based on unemployment data from the U.S. government and a forecast from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), the employment outlook for 2014 appears positive. But where are those jobs coming from?  Some of them will be in manufacturing, said Bradley J. Holcomb, chair of the ISM Manufacturing Business Survey Committee. “On the manufacturing side,…

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Broadcom Updates Q4 Guidance

Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today updated its financial guidance for the fourth quarter of 2013. The following estimates are based on the current business outlook: Net Revenue: Increased the guided range for Q4’13 revenue to approximately $2.0 – $2.05 billion, due to better-than-expected…

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ISM: Purchasing ‘Optimistic’ for 2014

Although the electronics components industry may not be feeling the same momentum, the U.S. manufacturing sector expects to increase its revenue, employment and capital expenditures in 2014, according to the latest report by the Institute for Supply Management.  Overall manufacturing revenue is expected to grow by 4.4 percent in 2014, according to Bradley J. Holcomb,…

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Arrow Releases Reference Design App

Arrow Electronics Inc. (NYSE:ARW) today announced the availability of Arrow enVision™, a cloud-based interactive reference design application for engineers around the world. Available on the recently announced product life cycle services platform via arrow.com, Arrow enVision enables design engineers to either start their own or quickly select approved starter designs from a comprehensive library. Arrow…

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UL Expands Sustainability Standard

UL Environment, a business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), announced that it has released new sets of sustainability requirements for tablets and wireless hot spots. Both sets of requirements are based on its UL 110 standard, which was UL’s first collaborative effort to develop a sustainability standard for mobile phones. Now, UL 2841 for Slate…

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