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Avnet Names William Amelio CEO

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Avnet Names William Amelio CEO

Avnet decides on a leader as it names William "Bill" J. Amelio CEO  after his stint as interim CEO following the departure of Rick Hamada, who held the position for over 30 years.

Amelio brings over 35 years of experience in the industry, with most of his career spent in senior roles managing global technology enterprises and publicly traded companies. These include CHC Group, Lenovo, Dell and IBM.

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Fujitsu to Start Producing Nano-RAM

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Fujitsu to Start Producing Nano-RAM

Fujitsu gets the first license for the mass production of Nano-RAM (NRAM)-- a non-volatile memory technology promising a 1000x performance boost over DRAM together with NAND-style data storage capability.

Developed by Nantero, NRAM is based on carbon nanotube (CNT) technology, tiny carbon strings with 50x the strength of steel, half the density of aluminium and better thermal and electrical conductivity than any other material currently available, all while having 1/50000th the diameter of a human hair.

The companies say NRAM technology is tested to endure 100 billion program/erase cycles, and is able to retain data for over 1000 years at temperatures reaching 85 degrees Celsius, or over 10 yrs at 300 degrees Celsius. Latency reaces DDR4 levels at 50ns.

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ALSO Buys Bachmann Mobile Kommunikation

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ALSO Buys Bachmann Mobile Kommunikation

ALSO acquires a majority stake in Swiss after-sales specialist Bachmann Mobile Kommunikation, a deal the distributor hopes will increase turnover generated by services from 3 to 6% through "inorganic and inorganic growth."

The distie bought a 30% stake in Bachmann back in 2014, starting a "fruitful relationship" in after-sales services. ALSO describes Bachmann as the leading Swiss provider of repair and logistics services in CE and mobile communications after-sales market. Major customers the company serves include s Swisscom, Sunrise, Salt and Schweizerische Post

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Russia's Softline Heads for Expansion

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Russia's Softline Heads for Expansion

Moscow-based software licensor and service provider Softline secures $40 million in funding, Russian business daily Kommersant reports-- funding the company will use to acquire "over 20 companies" in emerging markets.

The investment comes from a pair of funds managed by Da Vinci Capital Management, who remarks "companies providing value added cloud and IT services have among the highest growth rates globally, which spurs investors’ appetite. We believe in Softline’s high growth potential and found particularly attractive this opportunity to invest in the perspective of an IPO.”

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EU Tightens Ecolabel PC Criteria

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EU Tightens Ecolabel PC Criteria

PC makers wanting to prove their green credentials will need to try harder, as the European Commission (EC) tightens the criteria of the EU Ecolabel covering the production, construction and life cycle of desktop, notebook and tablet computers.

First introduced in 1992, the Ecolabel is a voluntary certification scheme allowing businesses to prove their products or services have a low environmental impact. Following the updated criteria vendors will need to show the "energy efficiency and upgradability" of devices, as well as the ease said devices can be dismantled and recycled.

"The EU Ecolabel promotes Europe's transition to a circular economy, supporting both sustainable production and consumption," EC commissioner for the environment Karmenu Vella says. "Thanks to transparent ecological criteria, consumers can make conscious choices, without compromising on the quality of the products. Similarly, the Ecolabel rewards those manufacturers who choose to design products that are durable and repairable, promoting innovation and saving resources."

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