Rambus Q2 Up 32%

Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ:RMBS), the innovative technology solutions company that brings invention to market, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. GAAP Financial Results: Revenue for the second quarter of 2014 was $76.5 million, down 2% on a sequential basis from the first quarter of 2014 primarily due to a one-time…

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Cost Reduction is a Top Priority in the Supply Chain

There is no surprise that cost reductions top the high-tech supply chain executives ranking of the three biggest issues or projects for 2014, according to the Annual North American Hi-Tech & Electronics Report from eyefortransport. The survey of supply chain executives also reveals that the most effective strategies for reducing costs include improving internal efficiencies,…

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Littelfuse Survey: Arc-Flash Concerns Increase

Protecting employees and equipment from the dangers of arc-flash events has become a priority among plant professionals, according to a recent survey conducted by Littelfuse, Inc. As a result, protection technologies such as arc-flash relays are rapidly growing in popularity. Even 10 years ago, arc-flash danger wasn’t at the top of many minds, the survey…

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Demand Continues For Discretes, Memory and RF Components

The electronics components market continues to show consistency, at least among product lines that are moving upward in leadtimes, pricing, or both. According to Avnet Electronics Marketing’s Market and Technology Trends report for July, discretes, memory and RF components continue to see leadtimes stretch out and pricing increase. Leadtimes for discretes are showing a range…

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Building Vendor Relationships in Electronics Distribution

A recent survey conducted by Electronic Purchasing Strategies revealed that electronic purchasing professionals spend an average of nearly 7 hours per week interacting or negotiating with vendors.  This was the most hours of any of one particular task. The survey also revealed contracting and maintaining vendor relationships as their primary job role.   Despite a society…

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Android Wear Buzzes Sans Babak

Two posts set Google+ a-twitter about Android Wear this week. Babak Parviz, a pioneer and public face for Project Glass, left Google for Amazon. (You made need to register at Google+ to see this link.) Separately, in a less high-profile Google+ posting of a video of an Android Wear watch, developers piled on a discussion…

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Component Suppliers Lag in Automotive Supply Chain

Electrical/electronic component suppliers ranked last among the six automotive segments – exterior, powertrain, interior, electrical, body and chassis – reviewed in PwC’s North American Automotive Supplier Supply Chain study. While electrical/electronic component suppliers ranked first in gross profit margins, which suggests low raw material component costs, low-cost labor and lower-than-average total landed costs, said PwC,…

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Mouser Inks Global Deal With Cosel

Mouser Electronics, Inc. has entered into a global distribution agreement with Cosel, one of the world’s leading power supply manufacturers. Cosel’s product portfolio includes high-quality, ultra small size AC‑DC switching supplies, state-of the-art technology DC‑DC converters, and EMI filters. Cosel’s AC-DC switching power supplies can handle universal AC inputs with output power ranges from 1.5Watts…

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