May PCB Bookings Hold Steady

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the May findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales were down slightly but orders were up. The book-to-bill ratio held steady at 1.02. Total North American PCB shipments decreased 4.2 percent in May 2015 from May 2014, and year-to-date shipment growth declined…

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Mouser Signs Global Pact With DAVE Embedded

Mouser Electronics, Inc. today announced it has entered into a global distribution agreement and partnership with DAVE Embedded Systems — an industry-recognized supplier focused on the design, manufacturing and sales of miniaturized Systems on Modules (SOMs) and other hardware and software embedded solutions for Linux, Windows and Android platforms. Mouser Electronics is currently stocking DAVE…

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Man Admits Smuggling Components to Russia

Component manufacturers and their distributors go to great lengths to comply with U.S. laws that restrict the sale of certain high-tech goods to nations that are considered unfriendly to the United States. These laws, in part, are designed to protect U.S. intellectual property and to keep weapons- and intelligence-based technologies out of the hands of…

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GlobalFoundries’ FD-SOI Revolution

GRENOBLE, France — The appearance of Gerd Teepe, director and design engineering at GlobalFoundries, at a CEA-Leti-sponsored FD-SOI workshop here has confirmed, once again, rumors surrounding the company’s upcoming “big announcement” about FD-SOI. Teepe offered, in broad strokes, GlobalFoundries' FD-SOI time schedule. While it was no formal announcement, his presentation implied the company’s oft-leaked but…

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How Procurement Can Better Evaluate Risk vs. Opportunity

The semiconductor and electronics supply chain, like many other industries, is experiencing a renewed round of diversification strategies. There are a myriad of reasons and market opportunities driving the strategic shifts, but the bottom line remains a unified goal of increased business (volume and revenue) at improved costs with ever more finely managed risks. Among…

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Optimal+ Selects HP Vertica to Enable Semiconductor Companies to Harness the Power of Big Data

Holon, Israe – Optimal+ today announced that it has selected HP Vertica as the big data platform to provide next-generation Business Intelligence and Analytics (BI&A) for all of its their solutions serving the semiconductor industry. Building on the HP Vertica Analytics Platform, Optimal+ is delivering unprecedented real-time visibility into the global semiconductor supply chain. As…

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