Your Supplier Is Not Your Friend

Companies should never confuse a supply relationship with friendship. In fact, part of the role of any good provider is to challenge its clients in a productive way. Many times, companies outsource in order to transfer the majority of risk to suppliers. In June, Design News hosted a webcast on product lifecycle management presented by team…

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“Smart Transportation:” An Oxymoron

Full disclosure: I live in Boston. So any discussion about “smart transportation” likely applies to the Rest of the World (ROW). The global market for smart transportation already is $45 billion, according to a recent report. This includes the networks and infrastructure that enables things like Fast Lane (cashless) tolls to operate. One of the…

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Smart Transportation Reaches $45 Billion

In the wake of a test-hacking of a Jeep Cherokee, the global smart transportation market has been valued at $45.10 billion in 2014, growing at a CAGR of 18.5% from 2015 to 2021, according to “Smart Transportation Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 – 2021.” For the habitant of…

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Manufacturing Transformation Creates Bright Outlook

In manufacturing, innovation and efficiency are becoming the key watchwords. KPMG International’s Global Manufacturing Outlook (GMO) report takes a close look at how global manufacturers are getting ready the innovation and technology-driven transformation that's on the horizon. The report, which was published earlier this month, took a close look at changing attitudes of manufacturers around…

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Arrow Launches IoT Boot Camp

Arrow Electronics, Inc. (ARW) has announced it is collaborating with Skookum Digital Works to offer the “Innovation Launch Pad,” a five-day, immersive-learning “boot camp” for companies looking to bring innovative and profitable “Internet of Things” (IoT) ideas to market. “IoT is poised to disrupt entire business models and industries, but companies looking to bring innovative…

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bisco industries Expands E-Commerce Services

Distributor, bisco industries, has recently expanded its online services for buyers. As of June 29, 2015 bisco industries now offers pricing, availability, and online ordering on thousands of products from manufacturers including Southco, Essentra, Panduit, and Hoffman. Although traditionally focused on personal service through its network of 46 sales offices, bisco has expanded its online…

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RFMW & ParkerVision Announce Worldwide Distribution Agreement

San Jose, CA & Jacksonville, FL: RFMW Ltd. and ParkerVision, Inc. (Nasdaq:PRKR) have announced a worldwide distribution agreement for ParkerVision products and services. ParkerVision, Inc. is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of semiconductor technology solutions for wireless applications. RFMW Ltd. is a specialized, technology based component distribution organization providing customers and suppliers with a solutions…

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ROHM Bets on Digital Power with Powervation Acquisition

ROHM Co., Ltd., a global analog power IC manufacturer, has acquired Powervation Ltd., a privately-held digital power IC manufacturer for approximately $70 million, in an all-cash transaction.  The acquisition is expected to significantly expand ROHM’s market position in the digital power solutions market as analog technologies continue to be displaced by digital power. ROHM is…

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