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Smith’s Restructured Asian Management Team Pushes Growth in this Key Region

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Written by Amanda Pate on Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Summer 2016 was a time of dramatic movement and growth for Smith’s Asian offices. While the newest update is August’s relocation of our Hong Kong hub, early summer saw exciting changes kick into gear that set the tone for the season. In July, Smith restructured the management in three of our key Asian sales offices, and these managers have since settled in and hit their stride working with their new teams in their new home cities.

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Smith Relocates Our Hong Kong Regional Hub

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Written by Amanda Pate on Monday, 26 September 2016

Smith Hong Kong has relocated into two new locations to make room for growth and boost the support our team is able to offer customers locally. On August 29th, the Smith HK team completed their move to two new facilities: a new sales and purchasing office and an expanded warehouse space dedicated to the operational and logistical support that helps keep our customers in this region moving.

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COMPUTEX Taipei 2016 Reflects an Evolving Industry

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Written by Mark Bollinger on Tuesday, 31 May 2016

COMPUTEX 2016 opened in Taipei today with a notably different emphasis than in previous years. Long an international showcase for Taiwan’s computer-centric tech companies, the show is putting a big focus on new technologies and new, startup players this year.

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We’ll be at COMPUTEX 2016!

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Written by Amanda Pate on Tuesday, 17 May 2016

We recently announced that Smith will be exhibiting at COMPUTEX 2016 for our fifth year in a row. From May 31 – June 4, our representatives will be on-hand at booth I0132 in the Components & Parts Area of the TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall to discuss how Smith can help support your business and lower your costs. With three-plus decades of experience helping OEMs, ODMs, and EMS providers meet their complex needs in a constantly changing market, Smith knows how to support our customers with the best service, sourcing, and quality capabilities.

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OTC 2016 Showcases a Still-Sluggish Oil Market, But Industry Players Focus on Recovery

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Written by Amanda Pate on Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Earlier this month, Houston hosted the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC). The world’s largest O&G show was smaller than usual this year, though, as the oil slump moves into its second year and the market remains sluggish. While 2014 drew in 108,300 attendees and 2015 brought in 94,700, this year saw a 37% drop from 2014’s record-setting attendance with only 68,000 attendees. More than 2,600 companies from 47 different countries exhibited – numbers comparable to previous years’ – but it was clear regardless that the market is in a time of recovery and not one of equilibrium or growth.

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Disasters Highlight the Need for Risk Management Plans and Reliable Supply Chain Partners

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Written by Amanda Pate on Monday, 02 May 2016

The earthquakes that struck Japan in mid-April caused massive property damage and a large-scale loss of human life, with many survivors injured and displaced in the wake of the quakes and evacuations. Relief efforts and recovery are still underway as everyone affected by these tragedies works to heal and rebuild, but – for many – it will be a long road.

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Global Attention on Counterfeiting Intensifies, Highlighting the Necessity of a Strong Quality Front

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Written by Amanda Pate on Tuesday, 08 March 2016

A problem that was once the skeleton in the electronics industry’s closet is front and center nowadays, and has been thrust out into the spotlight even more in recent weeks. Since February 24th, when U.S. President Obama signed off on a new customs law with a provision to combat counterfeit semiconductors, it’s become clearer and clearer that the problem of counterfeiting isn’t going anywhere (quite the opposite) and can’t be swept under the rug anymore.

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Lunar New Year Brings Celebration – But Also Slowdown

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Written by Amanda Pate on Friday, 05 February 2016

Lunar New Year is one of the most important holidays in Asia, and this time of year brings a great deal of revelry and rich customs with it. From doing New Year’s shopping and lighting fireworks to the most important tradition – visiting family and friends – this is a time when a huge number of people around the world celebrate and look forward to a happy and prosperous year ahead. However, beyond celebration and some well-earned leisure, this major holiday also has a large-scale effect on industry in the region – one that ripples noticeably into the global electronics marketplace.

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Social Responsibility in the Global Supply Chain: How Major Electronics Companies are Addressing Conflict Minerals

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Written by Amanda Pate on Thursday, 28 January 2016

Intel’s recent CES announcement that it has achieved its goal of becoming conflict-free by 2016 has been a high-profile new point in one of the most complex conversations currently going on in the electronics supply chain. Ever since the passing of 2010’s Dodd-Frank Act (Section 1502), the question of how to address conflict minerals in our tech products has been simmering. Recently, it’s become more and more obvious that corporate social responsibility of the sort conflict mineral reporting demands is no longer optional – it’s a necessary part of doing business in the modern world market.

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CES 2016 Roundup: From Drones to Refrigerators, What Got People Talking at the Show

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Written by Amanda Pate on Friday, 15 January 2016

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada showed us more than just the usual array of advances and inventions: it also showed us a vision for how these innovative technologies might feasibly find a place in our lives and homes in the very near future. From jumps in connected auto tech to a new level of IoT presence in domestic spaces, this was the year that CES showed a relatable snapshot of the “future” that is now.

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