Apple Ticks Up Sales Record

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The iPhone 6 product tsunami is ebbing, iPad sales continue to fall with no upturn in sight and Apple declined to give any new figures or forecasts for Apple Watch sales, although it did note the product has below average profit margins for the company. Despite those facts, the company reported…

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Celestica Named Juniper Supplier of the Year

Celestica Inc. (NYSE, TSX: CLS), a global leader in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions, announced that it has received the 2014 Supplier of the Year Award from Juniper Networks. The award was presented at Juniper Networks’ recent Supplier Summit in Sunnyvale, California. The 2014 Supplier of the Year Award recognizes Celestica for its…

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It’s Official: Amazon is Selling Components

The announcement heralds “convenience, business-only selection and pricing and free two-day shipping.” “Catalog distributor” you say? Nope.  Amazon.com/business, which was announced today. In many ways, it’s the distribution industry’s worst nightmare. To date, the esoteric, complex and often-expensive electronics components that engineers use to design high-tech products were sold predominantly directly from suppliers or through…

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Even Electronics Design is now a Commodity

Electronics design – the last bastion of fat margins for electronics manufacturers – is the latest victim of the waves of commoditization that have eroded margins in the high-tech market for decades. Efforts to fight commoditization in recent years have focused industry resources on differentiation primarily in the design of proprietary products but even this…

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Arrow Teams Hone Risk Management Skills

An event doesn’t have to be catastrophic to disrupt the supply chain, said Tim Kolbus, vice president of global logistics solutions for Arrow Electronics Inc. A recent work slowdown at two of the U.S.’s busiest seaports is a prime example. Even though the event wasn’t deemed a strike, it will take an estimated six months…

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Enterprise Labeling Speeds Time-to-Market

In 2015, improving time-to-market speed is essential, and the need for acceleration is only going to increase in the future. By looking carefully at how  labeling practices are handled, electronics manufacturers can capture a variety of benefits, to both organization and customer. Robotics and a wide variety of advanced technologies for automation are disrupters that…

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