Top 10 Electronics Supply Chain Risks

The global electronics supply chain will this year confront again some of its old demons and dozens of new ones, ranging from natural disasters to man-made misadventures, management blunders, troubled acquisitions and failing to anticipate and respond to changing market conditions. So far, though, nothing on the horizon indicates the electronics industry should be bracing…

IHS: Consumer Electronics Set to Decline

The consumer electronics market — as its name implies — is a major consumer of components.  Although most component makers spread their risk across multiple markets — computer, industrial, automotive, medical and military/aerospace  among them — being designed in to a product such as the iPhone can dramatically boost sales. The consumer market seems to…

Supply Chain 2014: Avnet’s Analysis

The electronics supply chain of course hopes that demand for products will pick up in 2014. But components and systems are only part of the story. A well-managed supply chain can cut costs and help increase profits for global electronics companies. Avnet Inc. recently shared some insights on 2014 expectations for the supply chain. According…

Peerless Adds Four New Product Lines

Peerless Electronics has signed distribution agreements and is now an authorized stocking distributor for these 4 new product lines.  Hoffman Enclosures- Hoffman is a division of Pentair and is a leader in the manufacturing of industrial enclosures. These include NEMA rated mild steel, non-metallic, stainless, aluminum, modular enclosures and more. Hoffman enclosures protect sensitive equipment…

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Micron: Memory IC Outlook ‘Very Favorable’

Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) is starting 2014 with a boatload of good news for shareholders in terms of its latest financial performance and outlook for the year ahead. The semiconductor manufacturer’s recent quarter results trumped analysts’ average estimates with sales more than doubling year-over-year and gross profit margins surging 7 percentage points sequentially, an…

Littelfuse Acquires SymCom

Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS), today announced that it has completed the acquisition of SymCom, Inc. Headquartered in Rapid City, South Dakota, SymCom provides overload relays and pump controllers primarily to the industrial market. The company has sales of approximately $23 million and employs approximately 170 associates. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. “The acquisition of…

Flexible Displays Debut at CES

One of the advantages of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology is the ability to build a display on a flexible surface such as plastic. LG Electronics announced at CES that it will ship a curved smartphone using a flexible display to the U.S. market in the first quarter. The announcement stirred excitement at the International CES 2014, according to…

Advanced MP Adds New Facility

Advanced MP Technology (AMPT), the leading global full-service distributor of electronic components, has celebrated its 35th year in business, coinciding with the opening of a new automated logistics center that has been successfully integrated into their global operation with their next generation of enterprise software customized and powered by the latest version of Oracle. Advanced…