Avnet Exec Keynotes Interlog

Manufacturers today continue to struggle with the complexity of balancing supply and demand in their aftermarket supply chains as manufacturing and consumption are more often regionally disaggregated. Lalit Wadhwa, senior vice president, global supply chain operations at Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), will address those issues in his keynote…

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Altera Adds Dash of Lime

Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) and Lime Microsystems, a leading provider of field programmable RF (radio frequency) transceivers headquartered in the UK, have entered into a Strategic Cooperation Agreement focused on jointly developing and promoting programmable solutions for a diverse range of broadband wireless markets. The agreement will result in the development of optimized field programmable…

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Oven Industries Upgrades Equipment

OVEN Industries (OI) increases product assembly efficiencies in Electronic Contract Manufacturing by adding Automatic Optical Inspection (AOI) and PC Board cleaning equipment. This initiative compliments their ongoing focus on continuous improvement, quality workmanship and repeatability. As an ISO Aerospace Certified Electronic Contract Manufacturing Company, OVEN Industries has specialized in Analog and Digital Temperature Controllers and…

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Anti-Counterfeiting Measures Move Forward

The U.S. government’s offensive against counterfeit electronics components has made progress in recent weeks. The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced a second successful prosecution of  a dealer of counterfeit electronics parts. (See: Anatomy of a Counterfeit Electronics Operation). Another segment of the government has commended the use of unique identifiers in its ongoing battle…

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Infographic: State of ROHS 2 Compliance

The only thing that is certain is that compliance is more easily mandated than achieved. It always takes time, and a lot of it. The RoHS2 (also called the RoHS Recast) was drafted in 2008 with an eye toward restricting hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment sold in Europe. “Improving implementation and enforcement of…

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