Amphenol Q3 Sales Up 5 Percent

The proliferation of electronics in all types of devices has spurred Amphenol Corp. to a quarterly sales record, the company reported this week. Sales for the third quarter 2013 reached $1.153 billion, compared with $1.103 billion for the 2012 period.  “The electronics revolution continues to accelerate, with new applications and higher performance requirements driving increased demand…

TSMC Expects Q4 Hit from Weak Smartphone Sales

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd., the world’s biggest contract manufacturer of wafers for chip vendors, is warning that its fourth quarter sales will be negatively impacted by a softening in demand for “certain high-end” smartphones. The foundry giant did not provide details about the devices or the manufacturers. In a statement reporting its third quarter…

Amphenol Aero Partners on Design Tool

Thomas Enterprise Solutions today announced a new partnership with Amphenol Aerospace to help the company improve efficiencies and grow sales both through distributor and direct sales channels. Amphenol Aerospace is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of interconnect products for the military, commercial aerospace and industrial markets. Engineers around the globe rely on the company’s…

Intersil Names Wendelken Head of Global Sales

Intersil Corporation (ISIL), has announced the appointment of Roger Wendelken as senior vice president of worldwide sales effective immediately. Mr. Wendelken brings valuable experience managing global sales organizations, increasing market share in key accounts and developing and growing distribution channels. “Intersil has a strong technical heritage and a growing portfolio of differentiated products,” said Necip…

A better Path to Purchasing Cost Reduction

  Lytica Inc. offers our customers an M&A Synergy Savings report. For us, this is an interesting report because it allows us to observe in detail the purchasing effectiveness of two companies that have operated independently. For our customers on an acquisition path, this is a very important and informative report. Synergy savings are the…

Digi-Key Ventures Deeper into Supply Chain

One of the most significant recent developments for global distributor Digi-Key Corp.  has been the expansion from a traditional low-volume high-mix (catalog) order model into the small production and prototype business. The two models are very different and traditionally don’t sit side-by-side in broadline distribution organizations. Electronics Purchasing Strategies managing editor Barbara Jorgensen recently spoke with Dave Doherty,…