transportation, emissions, electronics supply chain

3 Steps to Reduce Emissions in a Complex Electronics Supply Chain

Electronics manufacturers are asking for more sustainability data from suppliers as the meaning of Corporate Social Responsibility extends further up and down the supply chain. These conversations are opportunities to manage greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from a potentially significant source: freight transportation. From materials-sourcing to manufacturing, distribution, take-back, and recycling, transportation-related GHG emissions data can…

How to Plan for a Risk-Adjusted Supply Chain

As millennials begin to replace baby boomers in the electronics workforce, corporate priorities are beginning to shift. Millennials place significant value on their employer’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) stance, for example. As companies try to do good, however, they are also increasing their supply chain risks. Risk mitigation has become top of mind in the…

M&As Drive Major Shifts in Automotive IC Market

El Segundo, Calif. – The recent merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the automotive semiconductor market is reshaping the competitive landscape, according to a new report from IHS Technology. These include acquisitions by Qualcomm, Infineon Technologies, and On Semiconductor The latest deal is Qualcomm Inc.’s announcement that it would acquire U.K.’s CSR PLC. This purchase is…

CSR, Future Electronics Sign Distribution Deal

Cambridge, UK – CSR plc (LSE: CSR; NASDAQ: CSRE), a leading provider of multifunction connectivity, audio, automotive and location platforms, today announces it has signed a distribution agreement with Future Electronics (Future), a leading global distributor of electronic components. Through its dedicated wireless and RF business unit, Future Connectivity Solutions, Future will promote and sell…

China Auto Industry Drives Healthy IC Sales

El Segundo, Calif. —  Semiconductor consumption in 2014 by China’s automotive industry will reach $4.6 billion, up 11 percent from $4.1 billion last year, driven by increased demand for vehicle safety features and infotainment applications, including car navigation, according to a new report from IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS). This follows a 10 percent increase in…

Digi-Key Expands IoT Offerings

Thief River Falls, Minn. —Digi-Key Corp. has added several new suppliers in response to customer demand for Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. By leveraging the global distributor’s hybrid model, focused on product fulfillment and services, along with its highly trafficked website, these embedded and wireless solution suppliers are expected to expand their global reach as…