Sochi Olympics Sports a Tech Heavy Side

ski gogglesDetermining the winners of some of the most exciting Olympic events can depend on the smallest fractions of a second. Measuring those differences, let alone training to be an Olympic contender, depends not just on elite coaches and facilities, but importantly on the technology that prepares and evaluates athletes' every move. For us, the viewer, the technology employed is essential to experience and understand what we are seeing (or what we just missed!).

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SIA Posts Record Semi Sales for 2013: Americas lead & SSDs double

shutterstock 82897831This week brought important record numbers to the industry from the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) who released the 2013 final sales numbers which show a 4.8% increase year-over-year, "reaching [US] $305.6 billion, the industry's highest-ever annual total."

 

 

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New Regulations Promise Boost to Automotive Semi

shutterstock 33132238In the wake of the U.S. State of the Union Address by President Barak Obama on January 28th, there is a renewed focus on the automotive industry. Specifically, the issues around improved fuel efficiency standards and safety regulations, both of which are solutions supported directly by an increase in automotive electronics – that translates into a definitive boost to already strengthening automotive numbers for both industries, automotive and semiconductor & electronics.

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Improving Quality with Inspector Certification Programs

shutterstock 97107563Quality is a longstanding core value in Smith's 30 year history, and our quest to continuously improve and go beyond industry standards has lead our Quality Management Team to find the most stringent, thorough and well-informed testing paradigms for our inspectors. In early December, Smith proudly announced the certification of our headquarters' inspectors to the newly-developed CCCI-102 standard by Components Technology Institute, Inc. (CTI).

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Global Supply Chain Agility and the Role of Corporate Sustainability Management

shutterstock 109846373The global supply chains we create and inhabit are more customized, complex, and fragile than in years past. For those who have worked to become market leaders, their supply chains hold a key element of their success and global reach – they support agility and strategic differentiation.

 

 

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