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CCR Logistics Systems AG : Cycleon opens office in Singapore for AsiaPacific region
Singapore--22 April 2013--Cycleon announces today the opening of an office in Singapore in order to develop reverse logistics solutions throughout the AsiaPacific region. Cycleon already operates for the world's largest webshops and electronic manufacturers in Europe. The Cycleon system provides easy access for end users to return their product. Full Article

Arrow Named Asset Retirement Provider for Lenovo in North America
Englewood, CO--18 April 2013--Arrow Electronics Inc. (NYSE: ARW) announced an agreement with Lenovo designating Arrow as its “partner of choice” for a new asset retirement service offered at the point of sale. Through the agreement, Arrow’s value recovery and recycling offerings can be bundled with new Lenovo equipment purchases. Full Article

Mendtronix Named Authorized Service Provider for JVC Home Theater Projectors
San Diego, CA--17 April 2013--Mendtronix Inc., a third party service provider for the audiovisual industry, has been named an Authorized Service Center (ASC) for electronics titan JVC Americas Corp. With this agreement, Mendtronix is authorized to perform in-warranty and out-of-warranty repair services for JVC’s extensive home theater projector line. Full Article

Ingram Micro Appoints Seasoned Financial Executive Gina Mastantuono As Executive Vice President Of Finance
Santa Ana, CA--17 April 2013--Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the world's largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions, today announced the appointment of Gina Mastantuono as executive vice president of finance. In her new role, Mastantuono is responsible for financial planning, analysis, controllership, SEC reporting, treasury and tax. She reports directly to Bill Humes, chief operating and financial officer, Ingram Micro Inc. Full Article

Cisco Celebrates 20 years in Singapore and Opens New Regional Headquarters
Singapore--17 April 2013--Cisco, the worldwide leader in IT, today announced the opening of its new regional headquarters in Singapore, marking 20 years of operations in the country. The new office will house Cisco's operations for Singapore and the region, including operations, sales, marketing, human resources, finance and Cisco Services. It will also feature a Customer Briefing Center (CBC), where Cisco's latest technologies and solutions are available for demonstrations to, and proof-of-concepts with customers and partners. Singapore is the headquarters for Cisco's operations in Asia Pacific, Japan and Greater China. Full Article

Redeeming E-Waste in Brazil
16 April 2013-In contrast to developed countries, any electronic product in Brazil follows a chain, passing from hand to hand before becoming a real disposable waste. Due to cultural behaviour it is common for used equipment and electronic appliances to be given to poorer people in the community. This of course generates a more complex process to really track back any of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) products to guarantee their final destination. Full Article

Microsoft and Foxconn Parent Hon Hai Sign Patent Agreement For Android and Chrome Devices
Redmond, WA--16 April 2013--Microsoft Corp. and Hon Hai, the parent company of Foxconn, signed a worldwide patent licensing agreement that provides broad coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio for devices running the Android and Chrome OS, including smartphones, tablets and televisions. While the contents of the agreement are confidential, the parties indicate that Microsoft will receive royalties from Hon Hai under the agreement. Hon Hai joins a growing list of contract manufacturing and original design manufacturing companies with Android and Chrome patent licenses. Full Article

HP Releases List of Supply Chain Smelters
Palo Alto, CA--15 April 2013--HP today published a list of the 195 smelters that have been identified within its supply chain. Full Article

Car manufacturers see another big recall
12 April 2013-Consumers are looking for improved safety features in their vehicles, which is one of the reasons why automakers are moving quickly to recall millions of cars that may have faulty airbags. Full Article

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