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,…

RFMW Opens Sales Office in Russia

 RFMW Ltd., today announced the opening of direct sales offices in Russia. With locations in Moscow and St. Petersburg, the new sales organization will support customers in the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia, Georgia and Kazakhstan. RFMW is a specialized distributor that uniquely provides customers and suppliers with focused distribution of RF/microwave components as well…

Indium Receives IPC QPL

IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® awarded the first IPC J-STD-004 Qualified Products Listing (QPL) certificate to Indium Corporation’s Clinton, N.Y., USA facility. IPC Director of Validation Services Randy Cherry presented the certificate to Indium at the IPC Fall Standards Development Committee Meetings which were co-located with SMTAI at the Fort Worth Convention Center, Fort Worth,…

Linear Tech ekes out Sales, Profit Growth

Linear Technology Corp. said fiscal 2014 first quarter net income and revenue rose at a single-digit pace but warns results in the ongoing quarter may be negatively impacted by several factors, including “the current budgeting stalemate at the Federal Government level.” The high-performance linear semiconductor vendor’s profit rose to $107.9 million, or 45 cents per…