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Apple testing new LED backlight maker for iPad 2 supply chain -- Everlight's products were recently sent to Apple for certification, as the Taiwanese company hopes it can break into Apple's supply chain. With one recent report suggesting that iPad 2 shipments in 2011 could reach 45 million, supplying components for Apple's touchscreen tablet is a lucrative opportunity.

48 million cases?!
48 Million U.S. Cases of Food-borne Illness in 2010 Push Industry toward RFID-enabled Food Safety Systems -- According to the Centers for Disease Control, some 48 million cases of illness in the United States each year are caused by spoiled or contaminated food. Many of these come from fresh produce that is consumed in its raw state.

Hm. Those commercials worked, then.
Reports show UPS ahead of the supply chain curve -- It's difficult for any supply chain company to show economic stability in these uncertain times, let alone growth. But United Parcel Service has kept on defying the odds throughout the first quarter in 2011, with the shipping company reporting an increase in revenues and the highest gross margin in the air freight and logistics industry.

A driver's dozen.
12 Must-See Cars At The New York Auto Show -- The New York Auto Show starts next week at the Jacob K. Javits center in Manhattan, and if the show in Detroit was any indication, we can expect to see a smattering of practical, fuel-efficient and mostly affordable cars and concepts.

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