The Internet Didn’t Kill Distribution 0r 24/7 Support

As hoped, my last blog spurred some conversation within the distribution industry. I’ve heard from a company that remembers how business was done before the Internet came along. Of course, that conversation was by phone. But we’ll be moving it online shortly. (See: In Distribution, How Much Support is Enough?) The question “How much attention…

KOA Speer Wins Supplier Award

KOA Speer Electronics, Inc., of Bradford, PA, was presented with the 2013 Passive Category Supplier of the Year Award during the company’s Annual Supplier Conference. The Supplier of the Year award is an acknowledgement of significant contributions made during the year by suppliers and is based upon quality, delivery, total cost of ownership, lead time…

STMicro & Element14 Ink Design Pact

CooCox, the highly integrated ARM® Cortex™-M design environment (IDE) from Newark element14, has been extended to support the new STMicroelectronics Value-Line of microcontrollers (MCUs), enabling designers to quickly develop applications across the STM32 Value-Line MCUs.   The new design support is a dividend of the close collaboration between ST and Premier Farnell (LSE:pfl), parent company of…

Future Stocks Renesas Wi-Fi Solutions

Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, announced immediate availability of Renesas’ ultra-low-power Wi-Fi solutions with integrated GainSpan Wi-Fi adapters. Wi-Fi is the most extensively deployed networking infrastructure and is the connectivity medium of choice for products in diverse markets, providing high levels of encryption and security via WPA2, achieving high throughput (72Mbps…

5 Areas Engineers Impact Procurement

In putting together the slides for a technical review, I realized that two thirds of the staff at Lytica have technical degrees; mostly electrical engineering but also computer science, mathematics and related fields. While not a total surprise, it is unusual to have this technical depth in a supply chain company and it is also…

Diamandis Keynotes IPC APEX

Peter Diamandis, M.D., has been selected through a vote of electronics industry professionals to present the opening keynote at IPC APEX EXPO® on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Las Vegas. Diamandis, whose personal motto is, “The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself,” is chairman and CEO of the X Prize Foundation,…

Kemet Holds 30th Capacitor KIT

KEMET Corporation, a leading global supplier of electronic components, today announced the kick-off of its 30th KEMET Institute of Technology (KIT) Series. Beginning at its Simpsonville Innovation Center on September 18-19, KIT features an in-depth look at how KEMET capacitors are developed and manufactured as well as their applications across the electronics industry. “KIT is…