Supply Chain Execution Convergence: The Next Generation of Supply Chains

Supply Chain Execution Convergence (SCEC) describes the next generation of supply chains, which create a totally integrated supply chain by bringing together individual silos within the organization. This model offers supply chain managers new ways to create end-to-end visibility and the ability to quickly react to disruptions. Moving forward towards SCEC adoption is a necessity…

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Robotics & AI: A Systems Approach

In my last installment on this topic, we began our exploration of Artificial Intelligence by developing a definition of what human intelligence really is, as well as its foundation and course of development. Many of the world's leading high technology companies are attempting to create Mind from a completely non-biological and non-evolutionary direction through massing…

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IoT Goes Emotional

We’ve all seen a lot of IoT products, IoT pitches and IoT applications — for use in kitchen, factories, highways, farming, you name it. But the clincher, which I recently came across, was IoT for the “emotional home.” The pitch isn’t about just saving time or making things convenient. Instead, it’s using IoT — an…

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Global Semiconductor Sales Down Slightly in July

Washington, D.C. — The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors were $27.9 billion for the month of July 2015, a decrease of 0.9 percent from July 2014 when sales were $28.1 billion. Global sales from July 2015 were 0.4 percent lower than the June 2015 total of $28.0 billion. Regionally, sales in the…

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Micro-Measurements Restarts Super Stock Program

Malvern, Pa. — Micro-Measurements®, a Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (VPG) brand, today announced that it is bringing back its Super Stock program, providing design engineers with quick access to the right stress analysis gage for their testing requirements. The Super Stock program includes a comprehensive list of in-demand patterns, guaranteed to be in stock for Micro-Measurements’ worldwide network…

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Ecliptek Speeds Up Compliance Notification

Costa Mesa, Calif. – Identifying and reporting on the materials used in electronics components continues to be a challenge for buyers in the electronics industry. This has become a moving target as regulations expand and more materials are banned. In an effort to help its customers meet environmental compliance requirements, Ecliptek Corp., a crystal and oscillator…

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Diodes to Buy Pericom Semiconductor

Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ: DIOD), a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic and analog semiconductor markets and Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEM), a worldwide supplier of high performance connectivity and timing solutions, today announced that Diodes Incorporated and Pericom have entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger…

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RFMW Adds Weinschel Products to Linecard

San Jose, Calif. – RFMW Ltd. and API Technologies Corp.  today announced a worldwide distribution agreement effective immediately allowing the sale and support of API Weinschel products. API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ATNY) (“API”) is a leading provider of high performance RF, microwave and millimeterwave solutions. RFMW Ltd. is a specialized distributor providing customers and suppliers with focused…

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