Beating Counterfeit Parts with Secure Inventory Tracking

Counterfeits in the supply chain is a universal problem, but it is particularly acute in the electronics industry. Counterfeit electronics cost manufacturers an estimated $250 billion each year, and that doesn’t include the cost of faulty consumer electronics or catastrophes such as fires and failed equipment due to phony electronic components. Counterfeit computer chips alone…

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Fulfillment Tips for the Holidays – Boost Service & Cut Costs

If your fulfillment team ships all next-day deliveries via overnight carrier services, you are almost certainly overpaying carriers and adding to your cost of distribution. This is especially true during the holidays when consumers’ love of buying electronics goes into hyperdrive. With the holiday shopping season in full swing, electronics remain a top holiday gifting…

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3 Ways New Li-Ion Transit Rules Impact Small Device Builders

Lithium-ion (Li-ion) is the most commonly used rechargeable battery type in small consumer electronics today. But as demands for smaller devices continue to grow, so does the awareness around the shortcomings of this popular chemistry—namely its propensity to catch fire. Li-ion batteries are classified as hazardous. And as such, stringent regulations regarding their handling and…

Foxconn Unit Buys Belkin for $866M

Foxconn Interconnect Technology Limited (HKG: 6088), a subsidiary of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., and Belkin International, Inc. (Belkin®, Linksys®, Wemo®, Phyn® brands), jointly announced today the signing of a definitive agreement under which FIT agreed to acquire Belkin at US$866 million in cash, creating a global consumer electronics leader. Leveraging Belkin’s strength in research and development capabilities and consumer productschannel ,…