How Digi-Key Manages Expansion

Leading low-volume high-mix distributor Digi-Key Corp. is gradually expanding into the prototype and low-volume production business. In  Digi-Key Ventures Deeper into Supply Chain,  Electronics Purchasing Strategies managing editor Barbara Jorgensen spoke with Dave Doherty, vice president of Global Supplier and Product Operations for Digi-Key, to find out how Digi-Key is managing this growing venture. In the second part…

Arrow Tool Links Purchasing and Engineering

Ever since the Internet became a factor in the electronics supply chain, companies have been trying to figure out the best use for the web. Distributors in particular had a stake in the process because the Internet was supposedly poised to eliminate the need for a supply chain “middleman.” The channel instead has harnessed the…

Monolithic Power Posts Strong Q3

Monolithic Power Systems (MPS) (Nasdaq: MPWR), a leading fabless manufacturer of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2013. The results for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 are as follows: Net revenue was $65.3 million, a 13.2% increase from $57.7 million in the second quarter of…

Synaptics Posts Record Sales

Synaptics (NASDAQ: SYNA), a leading developer of human interface solutions, today reported financial results for its first quarter ended September 30, 2013. Net revenue of $222.6 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 was a record for a September quarter and increased 75% compared with $127.0 million for the comparable quarter last year. Net…

Maxim Quarterly Sales Dip

Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.  reported net revenue of $585 million for its first quarter of fiscal 2014 ended September 28, 2013, a 4% decrease from the $608 million revenue recorded in the prior quarter. Fiscal first quarter results exclude Volterra Semiconductor. Tunc Doluca, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are pleased that our first…

Elektronik Awards Digi-Key

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, recently made a splash in Elektronik’s Distributor of the Year awards, announced in the most recent issue. Highly ranked across the board, Digi-Key received nine total awards, four of which were first place. The Elektronik Distributor of the Year…

Analog Devices Wins ‘Most Innovative’ Firm Recognition

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), a global leader in high-performance signal processing technology, today announced the company has been named as one of the world’s most innovative companies according to the Thomson Reuters 2013 Top 100 Global InnovatorSM program. Using proprietary data and analysis tools, the Thomson Reuters award program identifies corporations and organizations that are…