Cree Acquires APEI

Durham, N.C. – Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a market leader in silicon-carbide (SiC) power and RF products, today announced the acquisition of APEI, a global leader in power modules and power electronics applications. Combining two highly complementary innovators, the acquisition enables Cree’s Power and RF business to extend its leadership position and help to accelerate the…

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IBM Alliance Creates World’s Tiniest Chip

An alliance led by IBM Research (NYSE:IBM) today announced that it has produced the semiconductor industry’s first 7nm (nanometer) node test chips with functioning transistors.  The breakthrough, accomplished in partnership with GlobalFoundries and Samsung at SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY Poly CNSE), could result in the ability to place more than…

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Celestica Appoints Robert Mionis President, CEO

Celestica Inc. (NYSE, TSX: CLS), a global leader in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Robert “Rob” Mionis as President and Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board, effective August 1. Craig Muhlhauser, who announced his intention to retire from the company in October 2014,…

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Verical Redesigns Website

Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) today announced the redesign of Verical.com, the company’s online electronics components superstore. The redesigned Verical.com features a new homepage with an easy-access parts search, mobile compatibility, multilingual accessibility and more prominent information about the manufacturers selling warrantied, traceable parts through the site. “At Arrow, we work in the world of five…

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Flextronics Opts for More Supply Chain Intelligence

Flextronics International Ltd. gets it. Accurate and useful information is at the heart of everything enterprises do. Without it success may never arrive and if it does, it will be fleeting. That’s why the company has recently launched a software-based program to generate and share information about a variety of market issues with customers and…

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Climbing the Reverse Logistics Mountain

In the past, reverse logistics was an unknown concept, and then considered a necessary evil. Now, OEMs have the potential to build a value chain that includes products at the end of their lives. In 2015, combined global spending on mobile devices and data center equipment reached $600 billion. Telecom equipment spending, meanwhile, will hit…

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Micronas and Digi-Key Sign Global Distribution Agreement

Micronas (SIX Swiss Exchange: MASN), the most preferred partner for sensing and control, and Digi-Key Electronics, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announce a global distribution partnership. “Our partnership with Digi-Key is very important for us in two key areas”, says Bernhard Huber, Vice President Sales and Industrial at Micronas.…

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Beyond the Maturity Buzz: Journey, Agents of Change & Real Optimization

Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is a continuous business process that enables firms from hospitals to electronic component manufacturers to respond to emerging situations in an intelligent manner that maintains a balance between demand and supply. The intelligence is achieved by collaboration and alignment throughout the organization supported by software across five major activities.  The…

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