Surge Names New Distribution Chief

Surge Components, Inc. has appointed veteran industry executive Mark LaPointe  as the National Distribution Manager, a newly created position at Surge.  LaPointe has many years of experience in similar positions. Prior to joining Surge, he was the director of sales and marketing at Central Semiconductor. He had held the same post at Zetex and before…

Avnet & Panasonic Celebrate 25th

 Just as the value of silver has been climbing, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), has seen the shine in its silver anniversary with Panasonic. In 1988, Avnet entered an agreement with Panasonic to distribute its electronics components in the Americas, and the relationship is still going strong 25 years…

RFMW Supporting TriQuint

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for TriQuint’s TGA2567-SM, an AlN packaged, 2-20GHz low noise amplifier (LNA). The TGA2567-SM provides 19dBm P1dB output power with 17dB of small signal gain. Greater than 16dB of adjustable gain can be achieved by varying Vg2. Typical mid-band noise figure is 2dB while OIP3 is specified at 29dBm.…

Distributors Weigh Tough Talk with Customers

Now that all the “shift happens” puns are done, what is the take-away from the ECIA Executive Conference that was held in Chicago a few weeks ago? One message rang loud and clear: “There were a number of examples of companies that didn’t change with the market and they went out of business,” Chris Beeson,…

Mouser Wins Service Award

Mouser Electronics, Inc., a leading engineering resource and global distributor of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced that it has received the prestigious NorthFace ScoreBoard (NFSB) Customer Service Excellence Award from Omega Management Group Corp. in recognition of Mouser’s excellence in global customer service and support.  Since 2000, the award has been presented annually to…

Arrow and Infosys Partner on PLM

Arrow Electronics Inc., a global provider of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions, and Infosys BPO today announced an agreement to jointly market comprehensive services for information technology asset lifecycle management to their US clients. Arrow andInfosys will provide end-to-end IT asset management services, including procurement, deployment and configuration, support, and decommissioning and disposition of…

Heilind Stocking Souriau Connectors

 Heilind Electronics, the largest distributor of interconnect products in North America, is now stocking JBX Push Pull Sealed IP68 Connectors and JDX Hybrid Mixed Power and Signal Connectors from Souriau. JBX Push Pull Sealed IP68 Connectors are sealed for high-vibration and shock environments and are ideal for both indoor and outdoor applications. The reliable and…

Mouser Partners Globally With Hamlin

 Mouser Electronics Inc. will partner globally with Hamlin Electronics to offer Hamlin’s extensive line of sensors, Reed Relays, and Reed Switches.  Hamlin, a Littelfuse company, manufactures sensors using reed, inductive, and digital and analog hall-effect technologies. Hamlin’s sensing solutions meet the demands of designers looking to improve and enhance product performance or production processes. Hamlin…

Transitional EOL Cuts Last-Time-Buy Pains

Semiconductor End-of-Life (EOL) announcements can cause procurement stress and lines-down situations. When an EOL notification is issued, the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) may find themselves in the position of having to make a last-time-buy (LTB) purchase that will cover the duration of its manufacturing and/or in-field maintenance. Customers that have a large timeline disconnect between the EOL…