China Makes Inroads in TV Outsourcing

China is no longer a destination for offshoring — it is becoming more of an an outsourcing economy in its own right. Because certain TFT LCD panels were scarce in 2014, according to IHS, top TV brands turned to TV subcontract manufacturers in China. BOE and TCL were chosen for their semi-set outsourcing and original…

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Social Media Isn’t Social (Al Said So)

People that have been successful in one career tend to re-create that success in the next—even if the ‘next’ career technically is retirement. Al Maag, former longtime communications officer for Avnet Inc., has published a book drawing from his experiences in life and at global distributor Avnet. Al’s book, Social Media Isn’t Social (SparkPress), on…

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Perfect Parts Aims to Incite Online Component Revolution

Perfect Parts, an independent electronics distributor founded in 2013, has launched an online catalog of electronic components calling it the world's largest online catalog and collection of electronic parts information available today. The database contains more than 425 million unique electronic parts across over 400 electronic product categories, the company said. “Today, OEMs, contract manufacturers,…

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Building U.S. Ownership of IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) promises a massive expansion of gadgets and sensors for a range of use from industrial to medical to personal. It will be a huge business, both in the number of smart devices created and the resulting explosion of data and IT processing. Clearly, the largest market in the near-term is…

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Avnet Names Rodney C. Adkins to Its Board of Directors

Phoenix— Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, announced today that Rodney C. Adkins, president of 3RAM Group LLC, a privately held company specializing in capital investments, business consulting services and property management, has been appointed to the company's board of directors. He will serve on both the audit and corporate governance committees.…

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NAND Flash Market Expands; Prices Decline

The global NAND flash market is growing at a CAGR of 10.1 percent to 2019, with market revenue expected to top $49 billion by 2019, according to the research report Global NAND Flash Market 2015-2019. At the same time, lower materials and manufacturing costs are helping manufacturers decrease NAND-flash ASPs. NAND flash-based storage devices are now considered…

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Manufacturing Day Welcomes Kronos & MSC Industrial Supply as Silver and Bronze Sponsors for 2015

Rockford, IL – The Manufacturing Day co-producers are pleased to welcome back Kronos and MSC Industrial Supply as sponsors for a second consecutive year.  Both companies recently pledged their support to this national movement. Kronos renewed it Silver sponsorship and MSC Industrial Supply renewed its Bronze sponsorship. Manufacturing Day sponsors provide the resources to support…

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Sager Electronics to Acquire Norvell Electronics

Middleborough, MA – Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components, announced that it has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire Norvell Electronics, Inc., a North American distributor with extensive design and manufacturing capabilities, headquartered in Carrollton, Texas.  Norvell will become an integral component of Sager Power Systems, a…

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