Component Suppliers Lag in Automotive Supply Chain

Electrical/electronic component suppliers ranked last among the six automotive segments – exterior, powertrain, interior, electrical, body and chassis – reviewed in PwC’s North American Automotive Supplier Supply Chain study. While electrical/electronic component suppliers ranked first in gross profit margins, which suggests low raw material component costs, low-cost labor and lower-than-average total landed costs, said PwC,…

Mouser Inks Global Deal With Cosel

Mouser Electronics, Inc. has entered into a global distribution agreement with Cosel, one of the world’s leading power supply manufacturers. Cosel’s product portfolio includes high-quality, ultra small size AC‑DC switching supplies, state-of the-art technology DC‑DC converters, and EMI filters. Cosel’s AC-DC switching power supplies can handle universal AC inputs with output power ranges from 1.5Watts…

How Will IoT Impact Purchasing?

The Internet of Things (IoT) – which represents a great opportunity for component makers and OEMs in the electronics market – has implications for the millions of users of IoT applications. Purchasing, I’d imagine, is one of those applications. When I look at purchasing issues, I break them into two separate groups: my issues as…