Digi-Key Employees Advance Education & Employment Opportunities Through Technical Scholarship Program

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn., — Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced seven recipients of the 2014 Technical Scholarship. The recipients will begin their studies this fall semester at Northland Community and Technical College (NCTC) in the Electronics Technology degree program. “Digi-Key’s Technical Scholarship…

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Industrialized Nations Pushed to Improve Plastic Recycling as China Stops Being Global Dump

LONDON — Despite the fact that Europe is a global leader in plastics recycling and in diverting plastics from landfills by using waste-to-energy programs that convert waste into power generation, Europe, along with many other industrialized regions, recently got another major incentive to increase its recycling effectiveness for plastics — the message that China no…

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Avnet’s RGS Releases Digital Learning System

RGS, a business unit of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today introduced the 1:1 Learning System – Chromebook™ with Wi-Fi for the 21st century classroom. RGS will demonstrate the new high-performance solution, which includes hardware, services and digital content provided by global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), at the International Society for Technology in Education…

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China’s Auto Industry in 2050

China has about 170 carmakers today, most of which produce fewer than 10,000 vehicles a year. That is unsustainable. The market looks pretty much like American motor manufacturing in the early 1900s, so one could expect mass consolidation and a focus on manufacturing efficiency, right? Maybe not. Here is my prediction of what the Chinese…

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Surging China Alters Components Distribution Hierarchy

The East vs. West struggle for economic dominance and relevance is turning the global electronics components distribution market on its head. A mere nine years after it was incorporated, WPG Holdings Ltd. is threatening to upstage Arrow Electronics Inc. as the No. 2 global electronics components distributor in what is shaping up as the most…

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TowerJazz Shares Tech Roadmap

TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, today announced the roadmap for its Global Symposiums (TGS) 2014 which will see participation from its customers, partners and suppliers at strategic international venues including China (July 24), Europe (September 18), the USA (November 19), and Japan (December 10). These events will include a keynote from TowerJazz CEO, Mr.…

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