In Distribution, How Much Support is Enough?

Although the electronics supply chain is far more complex than a typical consumer transaction, buyers of all types share some common experiences. Consumers order things online as do many electronics purchasers. So I’d like to use this blog to post a question: How much attention do you want from an online store/distributor? Here’s why I…

Molex Completes Acquisition of FCT Electronics

Molex Incorporated, a global electronics components company, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of FCT Electronics Group, based in Munich, Germany.  FCT Electronics Group specializes in designing and manufacturing custom mixed-layout connectors and cable assemblies. This strategic acquisition is expected to expand the presence of Molex solutions in the global medical electronics, industrial,…

IP&E War Heats Up Electronics Supply Chain, Part 1

Large, billion dollar transactions are unusual in the interconnects, passives and electromechanical (IP&E) components market but recent developments point to a stirring in the sector that will have major impacts on OEMs, suppliers and parts distributors serving the sector. True, IP&E components are anything but glamorous and the main vendors — Amphenol, AVX, Kemet, Molex,…

WitsView: 4K TV Panels ‘Hot’

 According to the large-sized panel shipment survey by WitsView, the display research division of the global market intelligence provider TrendForce, the large-sized panel shipment for August 2013 attained 70.11 million units, rising 11% MoM. The promotional restocking demand for Oct 1st holidays in China emerged and some brands prepared for the 2H’13 peak season in…

GPS Market to Reach $7 Billion in 2018

 Despite the continued decline of PNDs, and the threat of smartphones, smart watches and eyewear, the portable GPS-enabled device market is forecast to continue to hold its own thanks to dedicated HUD/eyewear, cycling and health/tracking devices. ABI Research’s quarterly GNSS Database forecasts the new and emerging markets for GPS-enabled devices, and where the opportunities lie…