Russ Arensman

EPS contributor Russ Arensman is an award-winning freelance writer and editor whose work has appeared in numerous U.S and international business and technology publications over the past three decades. He covered the semiconductor industry for nearly a decade as both a staff and freelance contributor to Electronic Business magazine. During most of the 1990s he worked as a journalist in Hong Kong, where he helped to launch Electronic Business Asia magazine and later the monthly business magazine Asia Inc. Previously, he worked as a reporter and editor for several newspapers in Colorado. His professional honors and awards include a National Silver Award in the American Society of Business Press Editors’ annual Editorial Excellence Competition for an October 1998 Electronic Business article profiling Idaho-based Micron Technology and its CEO Steve Appleton.

Russ earned a bachelor’s degree in technical journalism from Colorado State University in 1981 and lives in Glenwood Springs, Colo. He is available for freelance writing and editing assignments, as well as corporate editorial projects, including articles, press releases, white papers, case studies, speeches, blog posts and market research. He can be reached at: arensman@rof.net

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Case Study: Neo Tech Values Ease and Global Reach

| November 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
Case Study: Neo Tech Values  Ease and Global Reach

Dayna Murphy, a senior buyer at Neo Tech, Inc., purchases a wide variety of electronic components – “everything from A to Z” – needed to build blood-testing devices and other medical equipment at her electronics manufacturing services employer’s San Marcos, Calif. facility, near San Diego. Most of her customers’ supply-chain needs are handled through long-term […]

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Case Study: PrimeCore Systems Values Speed and Availability

| October 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
Case Study: PrimeCore Systems Values Speed and Availability

Joseph Cordero hates to wait, and that’s why he frequently turns to the Verical.com website when other electronics component vendors can’t meet his company’s requirements for speedy order fulfillment. “It seems like we always need things right away, so whoever has the parts I need is usually who I go with,” he says. Cordero is […]

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Counterfeit Chips are Getting Better, Despite Arrests

| September 15, 2015 | 2 Comments

While government and industry officials continue to debate the best strategy for deterring counterfeit parts, there’s no question that electronics counterfeiting remains a large and growing threat to U.S. military security. The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) calls counterfeit electronic components “a major problem,” that has resulted in more than 1 million suspected […]

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DLA Shifts DNA’s Role in Anti-Counterfeiting Efforts

| September 15, 2015 | 7 Comments
DLA Shifts DNA’s Role in Anti-Counterfeiting Efforts

Many semiconductor manufacturers and distributors breathed a sigh of relief last December after the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) discontinued a controversial anti-counterfeiting requirement that suppliers mark all chips sold to the agency with ink containing plant-based deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), which is virtually impossible to replicate or copy. The DLA – which procures parts and equipment […]

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