Avnet Taps Buseman for Key Exec Role

Avnet Inc. has named Michael Buseman chief global logistics and operations officer, appointing the EMS industry veteran to the position recently vacated by Gerry Fay who now heads the company’s global electronics components distribution business. Buseman, who joins Avnet from electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider Plexus Inc., where he headed the $2 billion revenue company’s…

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…