How Will IoT Impact Purchasing?

The Internet of Things (IoT) – which represents a great opportunity for component makers and OEMs in the electronics market – has implications for the millions of users of IoT applications. Purchasing, I’d imagine, is one of those applications. When I look at purchasing issues, I break them into two separate groups: my issues as…

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What’s Next? Semiconductor Leaders Speak, Part 2

As we discussed last week, innovation and collaboration will be key tools for semiconductor makers as they drive the industry forward. This week, we continue our dialogue with semiconductor pundits and industry leaders quoted in a volume titled Fabless: The Transformation of the Semiconductor Industry, by author Daniel Nenni and contributor Paul McLellan. My responses…

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Pulse Announces Interim Appointments

Pulse Electronics Corporation (NYSE:PULS), a leading provider of electronic components, today announced that its Board of Directors has named Alan H. Benjamin, Chief Operating Officer of the company, as interim Chief Executive Officer, and John E. Major, lead independent member of Pulse’s Board of Directors, as interim Chairman of the Board, effective immediately. These appointments…

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Isola Offers RF Conversion Services For PCBs

Isola Group S.à r.l., a market leader in copper-clad laminates and dielectric prepreg materials used to fabricate advanced multilayer printed circuit boards (PCBs), today announced  that its technical staff would offer a conversion service for PCB fabricators of radio frequency (RF) and millimeter-wave applications. This global 24-hour design review service will enable PCB fabricators to quickly and…

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Laying Down the Law Against Counterfeiters

Those involved in peddling counterfeit components have done their business with relative impunity. But the successful prosecution of a perpetrator in the US may mark the beginning of some law and order in the rampant illegal counterfeit trade. In what could serve as a legal precedent, a Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to charges of…

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