Mouser, ADI Sponsor Design Contest

Mouser Electronics, Inc., a leading engineering resource and global distributor of semiconductors and electronic components, is sponsoring the 12th annual NASA Tech Briefs magazine “Create the Future” Design Contest, a challenge to engineers and students worldwide to create the next great thing. Mouser is being joined in this sponsorship by Analog Devices. The grand prize winner will receive global recognition…

Big Growth Ahead for Sensor Hubs

El Segundo, Calif. — Huge growth is predicted for sensor hubs that offload tasks from application processors and let mobile devices run longer on a single battery charge thanks to the global microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) market, according to IHS Technology. Shipment growth in 2014 alone will be in the triple digits. Worldwide shipments of sensor hubs in…

Getting to Know Future Electronics’ Robert Miller, Part Two

It’s not a stretch to say Future Electronics Inc. is at the core of Robert Miller’s life. Although he has numerous interests outside of the company, many of these intersect with the distributor’s activities and Miller unabashedly emphasizes that Future, which he founded nearly 50 years ago and built into one of the top 5…

How America II Juggles Spot-Market & Scheduled Orders

Now in its 25th year of business, America II has expanded globally and has consistently ranked as one of the top distributors in its market. It hasn’t always been easy – independent (or non- authorized) distributors have faced an uphill battle in establishing themselves as trustworthy sources of supply. America II’s President Brian Ellison spoke…

America Semiconductor Moves U.S. HQ to Larger Facility

Linden, N.J. — Announced today by America Semiconductor, LLC, a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-industry high-power semiconductors, is the relocation of its U.S. Headquarters to Goethals Park, 2525 Brunswick Ave., Suite 209, Linden, New Jersey.  The 600,000 square-foot  campus, owned by the family of America Semiconductor’s Co-Founder, Bruce Wilpon, additionally serves as the company’s warehouse.  Goethals Park…

Tyco Joins the Industrial Internet Consortium

Neuhausen, Switzerland — Tyco (NYSE: TYC) today announced that it has joined the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), the nonprofit organization launched last month to catalyze and coordinate the priorities and enabling technologies of the Industrial Internet. “We are excited to be an early member of this visionary group,” said George Oliver, Tyco’s Chief Executive Officer. “As the…

TTI Announces Sales Leadership Promotion

Fort Worth — TTI, Inc. announced today the promotion of Wade McNiel to the position of Vice President, Sales Development. Prior to this appointment, McNiel held the position of Director, TTI Business Development Group. Tom Vanderheyden, Vice President, TTI Americas Sales, commented, “It’s my privilege to announce Wade’s promotion to this critical and strategic position.…

Reverse Logistics Firms Pick Customer Satisfaction as Top Objective

A recent survey found that reverse logistics companies rank customer satisfaction as their highest objective after sales. Why did these companies rank customer satisfaction higher than product differentiation, cost savings, and revenue generation? Simple. The power of the people. As consumers we have gotten accustomed to be catered to and to having our needs and…