7 Sustainability Trends That Could Impact Your Supply Chain

Gone are the days when risk management, corporate social responsibility, and environmental management were barely talked about topics, handled in a back office somewhere. Today, all sorts of sustainability issues are being elevated to the highest levels of executive awareness, and the resulting policies, strategies and day-to-day operational plans could have a noticeable impact on…

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Qualcomm & China NDRC Reach Resolution

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that it has reached a resolution with China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) regarding the NDRC’s investigation of Qualcomm under China’s Anti-Monopoly Law (AML). The NDRC has issued an Administrative Sanction Decision finding that Qualcomm has violated the AML. Qualcomm will not pursue further legal proceedings contesting the…

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Lytica Spins off Supply Chain Unit as Silecta

With analytics and big data emerging as high growth market opportunities and Lytica’s component price prediction applications achieving a market leading position in analytics, Lytica’s Board of Directors elected to spin out Lytica’s consulting and services business into a new and separate company. Effective January 1, 2015, Silecta Inc., a newly formed corporation, began operations…

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Top 5 Challenges Facing Shippers Today

In the face of increased consumer demands and more complex supply chain systems, shippers must rise to new challenges related to visibility, carrier integration, benchmarking and more. Visibility            When it comes to servicing customers – and consumers – supply chain management is all about visibility. These days, it is unlikely that businesses house all data…

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Massive $20B Components Waste Haunts Supply Chain

The electronics industry urgently needs an energetic components exchange program to help address an inventory imbalance that is distorting the supply chain and resulting in the wastage of parts valued in excess of $20 billion annually, says a top industry executive. While some companies are implementing programs for helping customers individually address the problem it…

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TTI Stocks Panasonic EV Relay Line

A series of high voltage DC relays from Panasonic Electric Works that supports the trend for electrification of powertrains in passenger and commercial vehicles is now available in Europe from TTI, Inc., the world’s leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components. Panasonic’s EV relay product family provides high voltage switching across different…

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Silicon Labs Acquires Bluegiga

Austin, Tex. — Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB), a leading provider of microcontroller, wireless connectivity, analog and sensor solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the acquisition of Bluegiga Technologies Oy. A privately held company based in Espoo, Finland, Bluegiga is one of the fastest growing independent providers of short-range wireless connectivity solutions and software for the IoT.…

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TI Anchors Analog Goal on 300mm Fab

Texas Instruments Inc. advanced towards its analog sales goal in 2014 with revenue and profits rising in key markets as the company intensified a decade-long plan to transform its operations away from price-sensitive commodity wireless components in favor of higher-margin proprietary products. Once a major player in the wireless communications IC market, Dallas-based TI has…

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