Survey Gauges Industry Challenges

Smith & Associates, the largest independent distributor of electronic components, today announces the launch of its Global Supply Chain Survey. This annual survey is a brief questionnaire geared toward electronics industry professionals and designed to gather insights into key issues affecting the semiconductor and electronics supply chain, and to capture larger shifts over time.  The…

Future Carries Littelfuse’s UltraMOV

Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, announces immediate availability of industrial automation and control protection with the UltraMOV Series from Littelfuse. Low voltage (12 to 48VDC) circuits are used in a wide variety of applications, including automation control systems (PLCs), industrial control contact relays, and many other system types. Over-voltage transients can…

Are We Killing Hardware bit-by-Software-bit?

Hardware was the foundation of the electronics industry but over the last decade software has taken over the furnishing of the household. Where hardware innovation once defined winners and losers, the reverse is the case today. The high-tech business names on the tips of everyone’s tongues today – aside from Apple Inc. – aren’t the…

PEI-Genesis Prepares for Expansion Into China

The electronics industry’s expansion into China is far from complete. Companies that did not join the mass migration to the low -cost region in its initial phases have kept a close eye on the market. One of those companies is highly-specialized distributor PEI-Genesis Inc., which has decided it’s time to look at China from the…

Methode’s Fiscal Q2 Sales Surge

Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: MEI), a global developer of custom engineered and application specific products and solutions, today announced financial results for the Fiscal 2014 second quarter ended October 26, 2013. Second-Quarter Fiscal 2014 Methode’s second-quarter Fiscal 2014 net sales grew $61.1 million, or 47.1 percent, to $190.9 million from $129.8 million in the same…