Procurement & Finance: A Collaborative Approach

Procurement usually has its closest relationship with the finance department. Unfortunately, that relationship can also be the most challenging. For so long procurement was viewed as the less important little brother of the finance department. However, over the last two decades procurement has earned its reputation as a critical business function in its own right.…

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EE Times/EDN 2014 Salary and Opinion Study

Overall, North American engineers are doing better salary-wise than their international peers, are satisfied with their careers, and are optimistic about the future. But concerns over the workload, job security, and the ever-constant changing landscape of the profession are causing some anxiety. Explore the highlights of the 2014 Salary and Opinion Study in the charts…

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Traceability: A Counterfeiting Panacea or a Cure?

Discussions regarding counterfeit electronics components almost inevitably come around to finger-pointing: if a bogus part enters the supply chain it is distribution’s fault; or independent distribution’s; or the buyer’s; or a situation that require buyers to go outside the authorized channel; or COTS programs; or an EMS. Original component manufacturers (OCMs) and OEMs are rarely involved in…

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Amphenol Qualifies 2nd Plant for Class L Connectors

Sidney, N.Y. — Amphenol Aerospace (NYSE: APH), a global leader in interconnect technologies, has qualified Amphenol India as a second manufacturing source for their MIL-DTL-22992 Class L connectors. The second manufacturing source gives Amphenol Aerospace an additional cost-effective way to supply their mil-spec qualified heavy duty power connectors to the military ground and support equipment markets.…

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Nokia Renews Makeover Efforts with $16.6B Alcatel-Lucent Deal

Nokia Corp. is intensifying efforts to transform the company’s operations with an agreement to acquire French-American telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent SA for about $16.6 billion. The deal is in continuation of a reorganization exercise that culminated almost one year ago in the sale of the Finnish company’s mobile handset division to Microsoft Corp. for $7.2…

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