Arrow Electronics Inc. and National Semiconductor Corp. said they have successfully implemented the full series of RosettaNet 5C partner interface processes (PIPs) that automate the electronic exchange of information for design support.
The move eliminates the need for manual data entry, updating in real time both companies' IT systems with the same information. Benefits include reduced data entry errors and faster design cycles, the companies said.
The announcement is the second of its kind in the past month. Avnet Inc., Phoenix, and National, Santa Clara, Calif., also have implemented the PIPs series.
Arrow, Melville, N.Y., has been developing and implementing RosettaNet standards to automate and streamline its supply chain since 1999.
The distributor has numerous trading partners with which it exchanges information through a number of RosettaNet processes that cover the entire "concept to cash" cycle from product information and design through order management and payment.
RosettaNet, Santa Ana, Calif., is a consortium of information technology, electronic component, semiconductor manufacturing, and telecommunications companies working to create and implement industrywide, open e-business process standards.