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…

Automation Merger: Rockwell Buys Jacobs

Rockwell Automation  today announced that it has agreed to purchase Jacobs Automation, the leader in intelligent track motion control technology. Jacobs Automation provides a motion control solution called the iTRAK System. This technology improves performance across a wide range of packaging, material handling, and other applications for the global machine builder market. “The combination of…

Digi-Key in China? Yes. Soon, Too

Digi-Key Corp. is expanding operations globally and plans in the near future to establish its first office in China in furtherance of an internationalization program that will see the electronics components distributor putting “boots on the ground” in key European, Middle East and Asian locations, according to company executives. The company in the last year…

Lime and Vitec Partner in Japan

The field programmable RF chip developer Lime Microsystems, today announced it has signed Vitec Electronics as its strategic distribution partner for Japan. Lime is the world’s leading supplier of field programmable RF transceivers. Its software configurable chips run on any 2G, 3G or 4G mobile standard and on any frequency between 0.3 and 3.8GHz. The…