Vol. 5 No. 4, 2011

Managing Today's Risky Business: Identifying supply chain threats, mitigating disruptions, improving strategies

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risky businessThis year alone, we have experienced two terrible natural disasters that have severely disrupted our agglomerated, tiered, supply chains. Ensuring that qualified and secured secondary suppliers are part of your risk management strategy is essential in today's multi-risk environment. It seems a simple enough strategy, yet one that must be engaged prior to disruption to ensure business continuity along with transparency, quality and security.

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Powering Demand Drivers Today and Tomorrow: "Green" is "smart"

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Green techThe semiconductor and electronics industry is "greening" not out of regulatory necessity or marketing hype, but out of the drive to solve technical challenges and to address user demands. The direction that we are moving in is the integration of components that are continuously improved, individually and collectively. The path this successful integration is taking us on is smart and quite green, with all of the rich meanings fully intended.

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Open Market Views 2011-2012: Component round up and outlook

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Close up photo of motherboardWhile 2011 may be a year that some along the semiconductor supply chain will be happy to close the book on, it was not without its bright spots, particularly for processor and sensor suppliers. 2012 will start with negative impact on the PC sector due to the after effects of Thailand's floods, but overall the forecast is for stability and rebound based on increased penetration in auto plus ultrabook and superphone successes.

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