IoT Revolutionizes Customer Retail Experience Through Inventory Control

More than ever before, consumers want the products that they want and they want them available immediately. In fact, lack of the right inventory costs retailer’s sales. By automating inventory visibility using Internet of Things (IoT) technology, retailers can significantly reduce the cost of inventory distortion, overstock, stock outs and shrinkage.  Electronics retailers have potentially…

Managing E-Waste: Everyone’s Problem

Increasingly, electronics OEMs are thinking about the sustainability of their products, perhaps due to increasing awareness on the part of consumers. Many are introducing products with an eye toward designs that have less environmental impact and are easier to recycle. Still, only about 29% of all e-waste is recycled even though nearly 100% of e-waste…

Avnet Signs Global Contract to Deliver Lenovo’s Training Program

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Avnet Technology Solutions (NYSE: AVT), today announced that its training division, Avnet Academy, is expanding its education portfolio to include comprehensive training courses for Lenovo’s System x and Flex products. This is now available to partners and their customers in all the countries where Avnet operates around the globe. Avnet continues to invest in delivering…

Samsung, Apple Remain Top Chip Buyers

SAN FRANCISCO—Electronics heavyweights Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. were the top buyers of semiconductors worldwide for the sixth consecutive year in 2016, accounting for a combined 18 percent of all chip sales, according to a report by market research firm Gartner Inc. The two companies, which are the runaway leaders in smartphone sales, consumed a combined…