CTIA: Spectrum Generates $400B Per Year in the U.S.

Every so often the licensing of spectrum — the radio frequencies that carry  wireless communications — becomes a battle between the “haves” and “have nots.” As  the report “Mobile Broadband Spectrum: A Vital Resource for the American Economy” notes, spectrum is a finite resource that is in high demand in the mobile industry. Spectrum licensed to U.S.…

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New 3D Printing File Format Released

A new 3D printing (3DP) file format specification has just been released by a new consortium of heavyweights in software, plus 2D printer leader and 3D printer hopeful Hewlett Packard, metals 3D printer gurus SLM Solutions Group, and mega-3DP service bureau Shapeways. The 3MF Consortium is making the first version of its new 3DP file…

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2015 Top 5 Trends in Enterprise Labeling, Part 2

Today, there are a variety of factors impacting supply chain strategy and ultimately labeling processes. Therefore, it’s important to take a close look at what changes are driving today’s trends in labeling, which has become a mission-critical component in the supply chain as businesses continue to expand globally. This article, the second of a 2-part…

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Strong Demand Ahead for PV Inverter ICs

El Segundo, Calif. – The photovoltaic (PV) inverter market is expected to drive semiconductor growth, particularly for discrete and analog semiconductors, over the next three years, according to a new IHS report. Revenue from semiconductors used in PV inverters increased by nine percent in 2014, reaching $386.1 million. IHS forecasts the PV inverter semiconductor market to…

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Contractors Ogling Distribution Business Again

A turf war between electronics components distributors and contract manufacturers shouldn’t surprise anyone. The two groups operate razor-thin margin businesses and while they offer critical services neither is truly at the top of the electronics industry food chain. To further complicate matters, OEMs can (and sometimes do) reap major benefits from pitching distributors against electronics…

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Future Electronics Adds Spansion Products

Montreal, Canada – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is pleased to announce its worldwide distribution agreement with Cypress Semiconductor Corp. has been extended to include Spansion products, following the merger of Cypress and Spansion. The merger of the two companies enables Future Electronics, a long time leading distributor for Cypress, to expand its…

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Is Your Supply Chain Organization in a Talent Crisis?

Supply chain executives at U.S.-based global companies believe their organizations lack the needed skills to evolve their supply chains using new technologies and operating models in contrast to top leadership who overwhelming believe their supply chain organizations have the skills required, according to a new Deloitte study. This big disconnect between supply chain executives and…

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HighJump Integrates Purchasing into NetSuite

Minneapolis, Minn. – HighJump, a global provider of supply chain management software, announced that a new purchasing integration to the HighJump TrueCommerce EDI SuiteApp, its NetSuite cloud-based electronic data interchange (EDI) solution. The HighJump TrueCommerce EDI SuiteApp achieved ‘Built for NetSuite’ verification in January 2014, and with this additional product offering, HighJump Software now offers an…

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