Smith Relocates Our Hong Kong Regional Hub

Smith Relocates Our Hong Kong Regional Hub

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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...

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COMPUTEX Taipei 2016 Reflects an Evolving Industry

COMPUTEX Taipei 2016 Reflects an Evolving Industry

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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. Of course, there are still many Taiwan-based ODMs and smart card- and module-makers, but there are more auto makers this...

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

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

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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...

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We’ll be at COMPUTEX 2016!

We’ll be at COMPUTEX 2016!

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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...

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

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

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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...

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

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

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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...

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Lunar New Year Brings Celebration – But Also Slowdown

Lunar New Year Brings Celebration – But Also Slowdown

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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...

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

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

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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...

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

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

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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...

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