Vol. 4 No. 1, 2010

Room for Improvement: Anti-Counterfeiting measures critical across the supply chain

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Electronics is no stranger to the perils of counterfeit components and end-products in our supply chains.  The questions are: where are the most vulnerable points along the chain today, what have we been doing to curtail this serious problem, what is working, and how do we best ensure ourselves from counterfeits?

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Sector Brief: Extreme Components Oil and Gas Exploration and Production

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oil  gasNo tool is better than its failure rate.  As more sensitive electronic components are housed onboard downhole, bottom-hole and MWD tools, their ability to withstand extreme conditions and perform reliably is essential.  Therefore, improved, highly reliable and thorough electronics testing in addition to the increased capabilities and availability of 'extreme components' are critical value offering from the semiconductor industry.

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Special Series – The New World Order: The Americas showing stimulated growth through 2011 from pent-up demand and new behaviors

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The variables that lead us into the global economic recession were complex.  Equally complex were the US fiscal and monetary policies that allowed for the 2009 'green shoots' to emerge and take root.  For the semiconductor and electronics industries, these policies, coupled with the aggressive supply chain management practices, have pushed present earnings to beat expectations and increased the bullish forecasts for the remainder of 2010 and through 2011.

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