InfoWorld Names FedEx Green IT Star

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world's largest express transportation company, today announced that its Enterprise Data Center-West (EDC-W), located in Colorado Springs, Colo., is now LEED Gold certified under the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) Rating System for New Construction and is a winner of IDG's…

Tech Startups Optimistic About Hiring

Startup companies have long been the lifeblood of the high-tech industry. After the Internet bubble burst in 2001, startups had a tough time finding financing and gaining enough traction to develop new products and hire workers. But it looks as if the climate is changing. Venture investment and startup data compiled for the first quarter…

FedEx Express Gets Green Accreditation

PARIS — FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company and subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), today was granted the highly-regarded ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) 14001:2004 certification for environmental management for its European hub at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle in France. The certification recognizes that FedEx operations are managed in a resourceful and responsible…

Improving Efficiency in the Supply Chain

From C-level suites on down, the electronics OEM industry is being asked to do more with less. Within the supply chain, the process of improving efficiency — saving both time and money by making the right component selection in the product design phase — starts with the design engineer. Design engineers are also being asked…

Emerson & Sanmina-SCI Partner on Solar

OTTAWA, Ontario — Emerson (NYSE: EMR) today announced that it is partnering with Sanmina-SCI (NASDAQ: SANM) to build innovative Emerson solar power inverters at Sanmina-SCI’s Ottawa, Ontario, manufacturing facility. This will enable Emerson to fulfill Ontario’s requirement that technologies used in renewable energy projects be built in that province. Emerson’s reliable, highly flexible inverters convert…

ADD Semiconductor Opens US Office

ZARAGOZA, Spain & DALLAS, Texas — ADD semiconductor, the high-performance powerline communication (PLC) IC company for smart metering, lighting and home/building automation applications, today announced the opening of its first US office. The Orlando, Florida, based facility will be headed up by Eddie Luaces who joins the company as general manager Americas. In his new…

New E-Waste Recycling Initiative Lacks Conviction

Building a healthier technology supply chain means having an end-of-life strategy for hardware to prevent servers and monitors from ending up in storage closets, or mobile handsets and tablets in filing cabinets or drawers — or landfills. Last week, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced an industry-wide electronics recycling initiative it calls the eCycling Leadership…