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The Shortcomings of “Follow the Components”

One of the commonly held beliefs within the electronics supply chain is that traceability – tracking a component from the factory through its insertion into an end product—will go a long way toward preventing counterfeiting. If a user at any point in the supply chain can flag a suspect component, they can prevent its passage…

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Rambus and Renesas Renew Licensing Agreement

Rambus Inc. (RMBS) today announced it has renewed its patent license agreement with Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723). The new agreement extends the relationship between the companies until April 1, 2020, covering the use of Rambus patented memory, interface, and security technologies in a wide range of logic integrated circuit (IC) products offered by Renesas Electronics.…

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Impinj Names Plexus 2014 Partner of the Year

Plexus Corp. (PLXS), said Impinj, a leading provider of RAIN RFID (radio-frequency identification) solutions that deliver Item Intelligence(TM), recognized Plexus as their 2014 Partner of the Year. The award acknowledges Plexus for providing exceptional quality, on-time delivery, and collaborative engineering services for a new product introduction during 2014 that required quick-turn development of a complicated…

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Sager Completes Norvell Buy

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Norvell Electronics, Inc., a North American power products distributor with extensive design and value add capabilities, headquartered in Carrollton, Texas. Sager Electronics President Frank Flynn said, “With the close of this acquisition, Norvell…

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Stymied in China Cisco Tries a New $10B Wager

Cisco Systems Inc. isn’t talking much to the media about its latest decision to invest $10 billion in China, but at some point the data and networking equipment company will have to present a much clearer picture of how it intends to turn around its fortunes in a market where the government has blacklisted its…

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AFFLINK Launches Free Supply Chain Consulting Software

Tuscaloosa, Ala. – AFFLINK, a global leader in supply chain management, has launched ELEVATE™ — a free consulting software application that helps clients manage their supply chain. “In less than 20 minutes, a client can analyze their business priorities, uncover thousands of dollars in operational efficiencies and identify solutions that align with their corporate goals and…

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RS Adds SIRIUS ACT Switches

Singapore – RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has introduced Siemens’ new SIRIUS ACT pushbuttons and switches, which offer a choice of modern styles and make panel builders’ lives easier and more productive. The line-up includes 22mm-diameter raised indicator lights and illuminated or non-illuminated pushbuttons with a choice of black plastic,…

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