Global Purchasing http://globalpurchasing.com/rss.xml en Polaris Alpha Acquires Intelesys, Wins $48 Million NRL Contract http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/polaris-alpha-acquires-intelesys-wins-48-million-nrl-contract <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Polaris Alpha, a provider of technology, software, and solutions to the defense and intelligence communities, has acquired Intelesys Corp., a company that provides...</div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/polaris-alpha-acquires-intelesys-wins-48-million-nrl-contract" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/polaris-alpha-acquires-intelesys-wins-48-million-nrl-contract#comments Latest News Mon, 06 Feb 2017 17:24:00 +0000 18721 at http://globalpurchasing.com Supply Base Consolidation Impacts Component Obsolescence http://globalpurchasing.com/electronics/supply-base-consolidation-impacts-component-obsolescence <div class="field-byline"> James Carbone </div> <div class="field-deck"> Expect a higher rate of component obsolescence in the wake of recent mergers forcing OEMs or EMS providers to carry more inventory. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Expect a higher rate of component obsolescence in the wake of recent mergers forcing OEMs or EMS providers to carry more inventory.</div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/electronics/supply-base-consolidation-impacts-component-obsolescence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/electronics/supply-base-consolidation-impacts-component-obsolescence#comments Electronics Features Supply Chain Fri, 03 Feb 2017 17:02:00 +0000 18711 at http://globalpurchasing.com Purdue Researchers Discover the “Next Generation of Power Electronics” http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/purdue-researchers-discover-next-generation-power-electronics <div class="field-byline"> Bridget McCrea </div> <div class="field-deck"> Discovery could bring new ultra-efficient switches for applications such as the power grid, military ships, and aircraft. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Researchers at Purdue University have demonstrated the high-performance potential of an experimental transistor made of beta gallium oxide...</div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/purdue-researchers-discover-next-generation-power-electronics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/purdue-researchers-discover-next-generation-power-electronics#comments Latest News Sun, 29 Jan 2017 19:57:00 +0000 18701 at http://globalpurchasing.com <p><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">Purdue University&#39;s&nbsp;</span>Birck<span style="font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;Nanotechnology Center</span></p> Texas Instruments Posts Revenue Growth for Q4 and 2016, Names New COO http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/texas-instruments-posts-revenue-growth-q4-and-2016-names-new-coo <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Texas Instruments reported financial results for the fourth quarter of 2016 and the full year, with quarterly revenue of $3.41 billion...</div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/texas-instruments-posts-revenue-growth-q4-and-2016-names-new-coo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/texas-instruments-posts-revenue-growth-q4-and-2016-names-new-coo#comments Latest News Fri, 27 Jan 2017 22:06:00 +0000 18691 at http://globalpurchasing.com China Looks to Become a Major Force in Semiconductors http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/china-looks-become-major-force-semiconductors <div class="node-body blog-body">Procurement professionals can expect an increase in supply and lower prices for some semiconductors once China ramps up production of integrated circuits.</div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/china-looks-become-major-force-semiconductors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/china-looks-become-major-force-semiconductors#comments Blogs Latest News Strategic Purchasing Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:19:00 +0000 18681 at http://globalpurchasing.com Infinite Electronics Acquires KP Performance Antennas http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/infinite-electronics-acquires-kp-performance-antennas <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> Deal will extend the scope of products for customers of both companies. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Deal will extend the scope of products for customers of both companies.</div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/infinite-electronics-acquires-kp-performance-antennas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/infinite-electronics-acquires-kp-performance-antennas#comments Latest News Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:53:00 +0000 18671 at http://globalpurchasing.com Honda, Waymo to Collaborate on Self-Driving Cars http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/honda-waymo-collaborate-self-driving-cars <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> Vehicles would join Waymo's existing fleet, currently being tested in four U.S. cities. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The vehicles would join Waymo’s existing fleet, which are currently being tested in four U.S. cities.</div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/honda-waymo-collaborate-self-driving-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/honda-waymo-collaborate-self-driving-cars#comments Latest News Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:18:00 +0000 18661 at http://globalpurchasing.com InvenSense Rolls Out Electronic Image Stabilization Solution http://globalpurchasing.com/technology/invensense-rolls-out-electronic-image-stabilization-solution <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Technology provides a “stable, jitter-free video experience,” according to the company.</div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/technology/invensense-rolls-out-electronic-image-stabilization-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/technology/invensense-rolls-out-electronic-image-stabilization-solution#comments Technology Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:57:00 +0000 18651 at http://globalpurchasing.com Exploring Faster, More Flexible Electronics http://globalpurchasing.com/technology/exploring-faster-more-flexible-electronics <div class="field-byline"> Bridget McCrea </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Scientists uncover a relationship between film temperature and densification. </div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/technology/exploring-faster-more-flexible-electronics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/technology/exploring-faster-more-flexible-electronics#comments Consumer Electronics Technology Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:39:00 +0000 18641 at http://globalpurchasing.com Renesas Introduces New RZ/G1 Microprocessor Options http://globalpurchasing.com/manufacturer-news/renesas-introduces-new-rzg1-microprocessor-options <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> Company expands RZ microprocessor (MPU) family to address the high-performance needs of a wider range of HMI-based applications. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Company expands RZ microprocessor (MPU) family to address the high-performance needs of a wider range of HMI-based applications. </div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/manufacturer-news/renesas-introduces-new-rzg1-microprocessor-options" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/manufacturer-news/renesas-introduces-new-rzg1-microprocessor-options#comments Manufacturer News Mon, 09 Jan 2017 20:17:00 +0000 18631 at http://globalpurchasing.com Dodd-Frank in the Crosshairs as EU Conflict Mineral Rules Loom http://globalpurchasing.com/supply-chain/dodd-frank-crosshairs-eu-conflict-mineral-rules-loom <div class="field-byline"> John Simpson </div> <div class="field-deck"> Electronics industry’s efforts to rid its supply chain of metals sourced from conflict-ridden areas could keep the issue on the front burner. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Electronics industry’s efforts to rid its supply chain of metals sourced from conflict-ridden areas could keep the issue on the front burner.</div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/supply-chain/dodd-frank-crosshairs-eu-conflict-mineral-rules-loom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/supply-chain/dodd-frank-crosshairs-eu-conflict-mineral-rules-loom#comments Features Supply Chain Mon, 09 Jan 2017 19:11:00 +0000 18621 at http://globalpurchasing.com New Partnership Focuses on NextGen Electronic Switching http://globalpurchasing.com/news/new-partnership-focuses-nextgen-electronic-switching <div class="field-byline"> Bridget McCrea </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Menlo Micro’s Digital-Micro-Switch platform enables end products serving multiple industry verticals.</div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/new-partnership-focuses-nextgen-electronic-switching" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/new-partnership-focuses-nextgen-electronic-switching#comments News Wed, 04 Jan 2017 21:51:00 +0000 18611 at http://globalpurchasing.com 5 Questions with Faris Aruri, Sager Electronics http://globalpurchasing.com/electronics/5-questions-faris-aruri-sager-electronics <div class="field-byline"> Bruce Rayner, Content Director </div> <div class="field-deck"> The electronics distributor expects growth in 2017, with expectations high in medical and lighting. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The electronics distributor expects growth in 2017, with expectations high in medical and lighting.</div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/electronics/5-questions-faris-aruri-sager-electronics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/electronics/5-questions-faris-aruri-sager-electronics#comments Electronics News Wed, 04 Jan 2017 15:14:00 +0000 18601 at http://globalpurchasing.com Electronics Firms Help Accelerate the Autonomous Vehicle’s Arrival http://globalpurchasing.com/technology/electronics-firms-help-accelerate-autonomous-vehicle-s-arrival <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">More companies are entering the fray in developing connected-car technologies/services, which could lead to fully autonomous cars hitting the road en masse within the next decade.</div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/technology/electronics-firms-help-accelerate-autonomous-vehicle-s-arrival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/technology/electronics-firms-help-accelerate-autonomous-vehicle-s-arrival#comments Consumer Electronics Technology IoT Wed, 21 Dec 2016 17:04:00 +0000 18591 at http://globalpurchasing.com Honeywell and Air Methods Join Forces on Helicopter Tracking Project http://globalpurchasing.com/technology/honeywell-and-air-methods-join-forces-helicopter-tracking-project <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Honeywell will provide its Sky Connect Tracker III satellite communications and helicopter tracking system for Air Methods' fleet of helicopters.</div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/technology/honeywell-and-air-methods-join-forces-helicopter-tracking-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/technology/honeywell-and-air-methods-join-forces-helicopter-tracking-project#comments Technology Wed, 21 Dec 2016 16:43:00 +0000 18581 at http://globalpurchasing.com The Race to Develop Faster, Smaller, More Energy-Efficient Transistors http://globalpurchasing.com/supply-chain/race-develop-faster-smaller-more-energy-efficient-transistors <div class="field-byline"> Bridget McCrea </div> <div class="field-deck"> The tiny electrical switches that drive industrial and consumer devices are pushing the limits of Moore’s Law. What’s next? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The tiny electrical switches that drive industrial and consumer devices are pushing the limits of Moore’s Law. What’s next? </div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/supply-chain/race-develop-faster-smaller-more-energy-efficient-transistors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/supply-chain/race-develop-faster-smaller-more-energy-efficient-transistors#comments Consumer Electronics Industrial Supply Chain Tue, 20 Dec 2016 22:01:00 +0000 18571 at http://globalpurchasing.com Digi-Key Now Offers E-A-R Products http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/digi-key-now-offers-e-r-products <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Expansion gives both design engineers and electronics hobbyists greater access to a large assortment of E-A-R materials.</div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/digi-key-now-offers-e-r-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/digi-key-now-offers-e-r-products#comments Latest News Fri, 16 Dec 2016 21:00:00 +0000 18561 at http://globalpurchasing.com Some Buyers See Risk as Foundries Handle More Chip Production http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/some-buyers-see-risk-foundries-handle-more-chip-production <div class="node-body blog-body">Foundries continue to make investments in capacity and process technologies to meet growing demand from semiconductor suppliers.</div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/some-buyers-see-risk-foundries-handle-more-chip-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/some-buyers-see-risk-foundries-handle-more-chip-production#comments Supply Chain Strategic Purchasing Fri, 16 Dec 2016 20:39:00 +0000 18551 at http://globalpurchasing.com New IoT Enterprise Sensor Integration Solution Hits the Market http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/new-iot-enterprise-sensor-integration-solution-hits-market <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">ESI is based on Tapestry technology that’s already been deployed at 50 Boeing assembly plants. </div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/new-iot-enterprise-sensor-integration-solution-hits-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/new-iot-enterprise-sensor-integration-solution-hits-market#comments Latest News Wed, 14 Dec 2016 21:14:00 +0000 18541 at http://globalpurchasing.com Military Dominates PCB Market in a Slow-Growth Year http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/military-dominates-pcb-market-slow-growth-year <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> Military and aerospace sector remains the largest vertical market for PCB manufacturers in North America. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Military and aerospace sector remains the largest vertical market for PCB manufacturers in North America.</div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/military-dominates-pcb-market-slow-growth-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/military-dominates-pcb-market-slow-growth-year#comments Latest News Military-Aerospace Wed, 14 Dec 2016 20:40:00 +0000 18531 at http://globalpurchasing.com New from SourceESB and Global Purchasing http://globalpurchasing.com/Sign_Up_for_SourceToday <div class="node-body page-body"><script type="text/javascript"> document.write('\ <iframe style="height: 500px; 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But the results of the Brexit vote in June, the U.S. election in November, and expectations for 2017 elections in Europe create a challenging environment for industry decision makers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Distributors forecast business growth in 2017 to be modestly better than 2016. But world events are creating a challenging environment for industry executives.</div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/features/caution-uncertainty-ahead-distributors-worldwide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/features/caution-uncertainty-ahead-distributors-worldwide#comments Distributor News IoT Features Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:51:00 +0000 18481 at http://globalpurchasing.com Laird Rolls Out Thin, Ceiling- and Wall-Mounted Wideband Antennas http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/laird-rolls-out-thin-ceiling-and-wall-mounted-wideband-antennas <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> New antennas said to improve in-building wireless telecommunications and deliver consistent, reliable Internet connectivity. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New antennas said to improve in-building wireless telecommunications and deliver consistent, reliable Internet connectivity.</div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/laird-rolls-out-thin-ceiling-and-wall-mounted-wideband-antennas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/laird-rolls-out-thin-ceiling-and-wall-mounted-wideband-antennas#comments Latest News Wed, 30 Nov 2016 21:19:00 +0000 18471 at http://globalpurchasing.com Tech Distributor Steps Up to the IoT Security Plate http://globalpurchasing.com/technology/tech-distributor-steps-iot-security-plate <div class="field-byline"> Bridget McCrea </div> <div class="field-deck"> The Avnet-designed Infineon TPM V1.2 Peripheral Module brings Trusted Platform Module (TPM) security capabilities for platform integrity, remote attestation, and cryptographic services often required by IIoT applications. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An Avnet-designed component brings security capabilities for platform integrity, remote attestation, and cryptographic services required by IIoT applications. </div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/technology/tech-distributor-steps-iot-security-plate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/technology/tech-distributor-steps-iot-security-plate#comments Distributor News Industrial Technology IoT Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:32:00 +0000 18461 at http://globalpurchasing.com What’s Ahead for Small-Cell Semiconductors? http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/what-s-ahead-small-cell-semiconductors <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> The strongest semiconductor growth will come from components that scale up with MIMO and additional frequency bands, such as filters, transceivers, and amplifiers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The strongest semiconductor growth will come from components that scale up with MIMO and additional frequency bands, such as filters, transceivers, and amplifiers. </div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/what-s-ahead-small-cell-semiconductors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/what-s-ahead-small-cell-semiconductors#comments Latest News Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:36:00 +0000 18451 at http://globalpurchasing.com IBM Makes a Major Push Into Blockchain http://globalpurchasing.com/news/ibm-makes-major-push-blockchain <div class="field-byline"> Bridget McCrea </div> <div class="field-deck"> The innovative concept is being touted for its ability to save time, remove inefficiencies, and cut costs. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The innovative concept is being touted for its ability to save time, remove inefficiencies, and cut costs. </div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/ibm-makes-major-push-blockchain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/ibm-makes-major-push-blockchain#comments News Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:01:00 +0000 18441 at http://globalpurchasing.com 5 Questions With: Mike Smith, Hughes-Peters Inc. http://globalpurchasing.com/executive-interviews/5-questions-mike-smith-hughes-peters-inc <div class="field-byline"> Victoria Fraza Kickham </div> <div class="field-deck"> Slow and steady wins the race for this regional distributor of electronic components, serving customers throughout the Midwest and Texas. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Slow and steady wins the race for this regional distributor of electronic components, serving customers throughout the Midwest and Texas.</div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/executive-interviews/5-questions-mike-smith-hughes-peters-inc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/executive-interviews/5-questions-mike-smith-hughes-peters-inc#comments Executive Interviews Mon, 21 Nov 2016 21:46:00 +0000 18421 at http://globalpurchasing.com