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Arrow’s Latest Online Venture – Virtual Chip Exchange, Arrow Electronics

Arrow’s Latest Online Venture – Virtual Chip Exchange, Arrow Electronics – Company Business and Marketing Heidi Elliott Arrow Electronics Inc. has taken the next step in its Internet strategy. The Melville, N.Y.-based company has acquired a minority equity position in Virtual Chip Exchange, a European-based Internet site that sells excess electronic components inventory. Virtual Chip […]

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Premier Farnell contracts with Vauxhall – Off the Shelf

Premier Farnell contracts with Vauxhall – Off the Shelf – Brief Article Rob Spiegel PREMIER FARNELL PLC OF LONDON SIGNED A FIVE-YEAR CONtract with Vauxhall Motors of Cheshire, England, for maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products. The contract is for the management of Vauxhall’s MRO requirements at its Ellesmere Port production facility, home of the […]

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The Supply Chain Sprint

The Supply Chain Sprint – Industry Trend or Event Marie Eve Demers In the fast-paced business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce sector, it is often hard to distinguish the trends from the general orientation. However, a recent market shift is indicating that the future has supply chain management (SCM) written all over it. Over the last few months, […]

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Speedline/MPM Buys Quad Systems’ – Speedline Technologies’ buys business and selective assets of SMTech

Speedline/MPM Buys Quad Systems’ – Speedline Technologies’ buys business and selective assets of SMTech – Company Business and Marketing Stencil Printer Division for $14.8M franklin, mass. — Speedline Technologies and its MPM Corp. subsidiary have acquired the business and selective assets of the SMTech Ltd. stencil printer division of Quad Systems Corp., Willow Grove, Pa., […]

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Visions of IT spending dancing in their heads – The Antenna – AMD and Intel

Visions of IT spending dancing in their heads – The Antenna – AMD and Intel – Brief Article RUMOR HAS IT THAT WHEN ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES (AMD) CEO Hector Ruiz delivers his keynote address at Comdex this week, he will disclose that his company’s processors will power the PCs of a major Fortune 500 company. […]

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Anam, Amkor license TI 0.18 process – Anam Semiconductor, Amkor Electronics license Texas Instruments’ 0.18-micron process for ICs

Anam, Amkor license TI 0.18 process – Anam Semiconductor, Amkor Electronics license Texas Instruments’ 0.18-micron process for ICs – Company Business and Marketing Dylan McGrath Santa Clara, Calif.–Anam Semiconductor Co. and Amkor Electronics last week finalized an agreement to license Texas Instruments’ 0.18-micron process technology for the production of integrated circuits (ICs). The financial details […]

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DEC ends proprietary disk interface in favor of SCSI-II

DEC ends proprietary disk interface in favor of SCSI-II – small computer system interface Craig Stedman MAYNARD, MASS.–Digital Equipment Corp. last week confirmed it is ending development of add-on disk drives using its proprietary SDI interface, a move that follows a year-long legal offensive aimed at forcing third-party vendors to phase out SDI-based devices. DEC, […]

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Memec nabs IBM – The Antenna

Memec nabs IBM – The Antenna – Brief Article IBM CORP. HAS SELECTED SAN DIEGO-BASED MEMEC GROUP TO design-in and distribute PowerPC products in North America. Memec also plans to add IBM products to its franchises in Asia. While it’s unclear which distributor IBM dropped to add Memec, the company apparently has shifted its business […]

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Cadence Offering Genesis Database

Cadence Offering Genesis Database – Company Business and Marketing Alex Romanelli Many approach with caution as the typical source control issues arise LAS VEGAS — The release of an application programming interface (API) and database format for standardization may seem innocuous and even downright boring to some. But the move by Cadence Design Systems Inc. […]

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Stocks Gain Momentum

Stocks Gain Momentum – Company Financial Information Heidi Elliott Who thinks distribution companies are sexy? Wall Street, for one. After a period of languishing stock prices, distributors’ stocks recently have made some dramatic moves. After giant Arrow Electronics Inc. released its fourth-quarter earnings on Feb. 23, which beat analysts earnings estimates by 2 cents per […]