Vol. 6 No. 4, 2012

Understanding the Quality Ecosystem: Defining standards & evaluating Trusted Partners

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Written by Matt Hartzell

counterfeitAmong the topics that most dominated the electronics news in 2012, counterfeit mitigation certainly ranked highly. The responses to these threats from counterfeit products have focused the direction of innovations along the wider, electronics supply chain. The key to the success rests with identifying who are trusted supply chain partners and how to best identify substandard parts.

 

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Strategic Solutions: Asset disposition bridges ROI and green goals

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Written by Lisa Ann Cairns, Ph.D.

itad-1Getting a product to market requires the alignment of business strategies, manufacturing solutions, and especially supply chain partners. This alignment can become especially tricky when looking at the cycle in reverse. The balance is one of maximizing financial assets while protecting the supply chain from fraud.  The solution to improving margins and environmental awareness while reducing counterfeiting can be found in secure IT asset disposition (ITAD).

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Semiconductor Market Round-Up: 2012 Review and 2013 Outlook Expectations

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Written by Lisa Ann Cairns, Ph.D.

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The looming question is whether or not we have (finally) completed the 2012 bottoming-out cycle; and at what point realistic rebounding and growth can be forecasted. Based on a wide industry data synthesis, consensus from financial and industry analysts point to a staggered move toward this desired point starting in 2Q13. Of importance in 2013 is the possible supply tightening and pricing fluctuations seen in the market data.

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