Manufacturing Matures in Central, Eastern Europe

One of the fun parts about following the high-tech supply chain is trend tracking. Sometimes, spotting a trend comes from personal observation, a sudden insight that puts the bigger electronics picture into focus. Many times, other people more expert than me provide much-needed perspective. In this vein, I'll give credit to International Data Corp. In…

10 Takeaways From Intel’s Q1 Results

{complink 2657|Intel Corp.} is red hot. The company blew away analysts' revenue and profit estimates in the first quarter, boosting its stocks on the equity market. The stocks rose 7 percent by midday today, April 20, and helped to lift the major indices. What made Intel so successful during the quarter was carefully laid out…

Agilent Honors RS Components

OXFORD, U.K. — RS Components, the world’s largest high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has received the 2010 Distribution Excellence award for EMEA from Agilent Technologies. This annual award reflects the outstanding sales performance achieved by RS on Agilent products in the last 12 months and was presented during their EMEA distribution conference…

European EMS Market Still on Shaky Ground

Despite strong growth in 2010, the European electronics manufacturing services (EMS) market remains fraught with risk, with reduced government spending and high unemployment resulting in lower-than-average revenue increases during the next few years, according to a new IHS iSuppli research. The EMS industry in Europe grew nicely in 2010, reaching approximately $29.7 billion, up more…

Avnet Express Launches EMEA-wide E-Commerce Site

PHOENIX–Avnet Express, part of the Avnet Electronics Marketing operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), is once again extending its online reach with the launch of a comprehensive e-Commerce website that now also encompasses Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The site, www.avnetexpress.eu, offers design engineers and purchasing executives at OEM and EMS firms…

Avnet to Sell Emerson in Europe

POING, Germany — Avnet Embedded EMEA, an Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) company, has agreed on a pan-European distribution relationship with Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™. Under this agreement, Avnet Embedded is authorised to sell and support the Emerson Network Power range of embedded computing standard and…

Trust but Verify

I talked to a woman on a plane a few weeks ago; not unusual. She talked about how ineffective many of the HR training programs are in improving performance; again nothing unusual. Her post-doctorate work in this area revealed that people operate with self-imposed constraints limiting their performance and potential; very unusual. These constraints can…

TSMC, Centrosolar Sign Euro Deal

MUNICH, Germany, and HSINCHU, Taiwan — TSMC (TWSE:2330, NYSE:TSM) and CENTROSOLAR Group AG today announced that the two companies have signed an agreement which makes CENTROSOLAR the exclusive European manufacturer of crystalline solar modules for TSMC. Under the agreement, CENTROSOLAR will supply TSMC with an initial module capacity of 100 MWp per year using solar…