Future Lighting Plans LED Seminars

MONTREAL — Future Lighting Solutions has announced upcoming dates for free seminars addressing the latest LED technologies and how they can help decrease time to market. These one-day seminars address everything from components to complete modular systems. Topics covered include high power LUXEON® LEDs, mid power LEDs and LED systems for general illumination, as well…

Next-Gen IP Protection: A Jobs Plan

President Obama is slated to release a plan this week to stimulate the country’s job growth. It’s difficult to speculate just how successful this program will be, but I have my own suggestion for job creation in the high-tech sector: Get serious, and I mean really serious, about combating intellectual property theft. What does IP…

Avnet Adds Micrium Software

PHOENIX — Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced that it has added Micrium, a low-cost, real-time operating system (RTOS) embedded software developer, to its Americas offering. Micrium’s kernels and complete RTOS solutions are available by contacting an Avnet representative or by visiting www.avnetexpress.com. As the world’s largest…

Smoothing Out Bumps During Supply Chain Expansion

Electronics manufacturers are expanding their supply chains for two main reasons: Their products are designed in one region but manufactured in another, or they want to accelerate growth by expanding organically. Either way, expansion across regions means significant and often costly disruption to the OEM supply chain. “The biggest challenge we see is expectation,” Ravi…

Avnet Express Enhances Site

PHOENIX — Avnet Express, the e-Commerce engine for Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), announces new Web enhancements for customers in the Americas with existing supply chain engagements. These enhancements help make it easy for customers to manage their supply chain. With the largest online catalog of more than five million…

Why the Supply Chain Is Stronger

During yesterday's chat with Matt Sheerin, senior equity research analyst and managing director at Stifel Nicolaus & Co., readers (astutely) questioned his assertion that supply chain companies are in better shape now than they were before the recession hit in 2008-2009. With events such as Japan's earthquake/tsunami, the wild swings in the stock market, and…

GainSpan, WPG Have Distribution Deal

SAN JOSE, Calif. — GainSpan® Corporation, a leading developer of ultra-low power embedded Wi-Fi solutions, and WPG Americas, Inc., today announced a strategic distribution partnership whereby WPG Americas will sell GainSpan's complete line of low power Wi-Fi products in the Americas. WPG Americas, based in San Jose, CA, is a member of WPG Holdings, the…

Future Electronics Revamps Site

MONTREAL — Future Electronics is pleased to announce its newly designed website, launched on Saturday, August 20th, after months of design changes and software improvements. The new site achieves a number of goals, the first and highest of which is a significant increase in speed with search results returning twice as fast as before. Plus,…

Avnet Schedules Webinar Series

PHOENIX — For a full 24 hours Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), will be hosting its virtual Power Forum — providing on-demand technical training from nearly 20 industry-leading power technology suppliers, including Infineon, Maxim, National Semiconductor, TE Connectivity and Texas Instruments. On September 21, 2011, attendees will have…

Kichloo Takes Migration Job at Avnet

PHOENIX — Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced the appointment of Ravi Kichloo to lead the global Business Migration Team. In this critical role, Kichloo will assist Avnet’s growing number of customers seeking cross-regional support for design- and manufacturing-based activities. Kichloo is a 28-year veteran of the electronics…