How Lean is Too Lean?

Cutting waste by reducing inventory is not always the most cost-effective strategy. If you want to see lean perfected, study the NASCAR pit. In a matter of seconds, the pit crew has changed tires, wiped down the windshield, filled up fuel, and given the driver a drink of water. Everything is in the right place…

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Coilcraft Supporting FIRST

Coilcraft announced today that it has joined forces with FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a not-for-profit organization founded by inventor Dean Kamen to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology, as a Bronze Supplier of the FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®). FIRST Robotics Competition is an annual competition that…

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Mouser Stocking TI MSP430 Series

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the MSP430i202x Mixed Signal Microcontroller Family from Texas Instruments (TI). This low power 16MHz 16‑bit RISC microcontroller has up to four 24‑bit sigma‑delta analog‑to‑digital converters (ADCs) with differential programmable gain amplifier (PGA) Inputs. Additional features include a hardware multiplier, 75nA shutdown mode, and a temperature sensor. The Texas Instruments…

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Intel Acquires Lantiq

Intel Corporation has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Lantiq, a leading supplier of broadband access and home networking technologies. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. The transaction is expected to close in approximately 90 days. Deal terms were not disclosed. Smart gateways and intelligent access networks are important elements…

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