The Importance of Supply Chain Connectivity: A Conversation with RS Components

The electronics industry pundits have long touted the benefits of strong supply chain connectivity: stronger relationships, streamline logistics, the ability to effectively manage activities, increased efficiency, and, of course, reduced costs. The big question, though, is how an organization can get from the ideal to the real. Matthew Ling We sat down for a conversion with Matthew…

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3 Reasons Distributors Should be a Part of Your Supply Chain

Distributors often get a bad rap for adding costs to the supply chain by placing an additional layer between OEMs and component manufacturers. There's little doubt that there are circumstances when working with distribution doesn't make business sense. However, quality distributors provide services that most manufacturers cannot. It boils down to core competency. Component manufacturers…

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Evaluating a Role in the IIOT Future

The technology to implement a smart network of sensor data that gives an instant sense of an industrial machine's or system's well-being is available. With this technology, you can even project the cost savings in anticipating breakdowns, forgoing not-needed maintenance, not requiring folks just-in-case, and boosting the efficiency of operations. So, why is it being…

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Renesas IoT Platform Helps Drive Faster Innovation

Innovation is the name of the game in the world of electronics, particularly for nascent markets like the Internet of Things (IoT). But if a company can’t quickly develop a prototype, test it, and move it into production, it can quickly turn into a losing proposition, resulting in a loss of time, resources, and sales.…

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Symmetry Electronics Expands Silicon Labs Franchise

Los Angeles, Calif. — Symmetry Electronics, a worldwide leader in wireless, audio/video, and embedded distribution, has signed an agreement with Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB) to offer the full line of Silicon Labs’ products including their groundbreaking microcontrollers, sensors, and wireless portfolio. “Expanding our franchise with Silicon Labs to include their full product offering is a great complement to Symmetry’s existing…

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eSilicon Releases Online Quoting Support for SMIC

San Jose, Calif. – eSilicon Corporation, a leading independent semiconductor design and manufacturing solutions provider, today announced that the GDSII Explorer tool now provides support for registered users specifying Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”) (NYSE: SMI) (SEHK: 981) as their foundry of choice. GDSII Explorer, from eSilicon, is part of the eSilicon STAR (self-service, transparent, accurate,real-time) design virtualization…

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Qualcomm Acquires Capsule Technologie

San Diego, Calif. — Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Life, Inc., has acquired Capsule Technologie, a leading global provider of medical device integration and clinical data management solutions with more than 1,930 hospital clients in 38 countries. Capsule will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Life. The acquisition of Capsule…

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