Molex Awards Avnet

Molex Incorporated today announced the recipient of its 2014 Global Distributor of the Year Award. Avnet Electronics Marketing, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) accepted the annual award, which recognizes one outstanding global channel partner for advancing Molex technology solutions through demonstrated growth in worldwide sales coupled with global financial, operational and executive…

3M Names Supply Chain Chief

3M announced today that Paul A. Keel has been appointed senior vice president, Supply Chain, effective immediately. He replacesChristopher D. Holmes who will retire. Keel is currently managing director, 3M United Kingdom-Ireland Region. “Paul is an accomplished leader whose strategic thinking skills, international experience and demonstrated record of success make him uniquely qualified for this…

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Can Distributors Capitalize on Service?

 The electronics supply chain has known for some time that only so much growth is available through the sale of hardware such as components and computer systems.  Prices of mature products continue to go down, and new products don’t hold their value for as long as they used to. The next logical step is to…

RFMW has EMC Couplers

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for a 50W, surface mount, directional coupler serving 15 – 18.5GHz applications. The EMC Technology DN05W20F provides a 20dB coupling factor with only 0.6dB insertion loss. Directivity is 32dB min from 17 to 18.5GHz while the DN05W20F maintains a maximum VSWR of 1.6:1. The DN05W20F operating temperature is…

Paranoia in the Supply Chain

The electronics industry manufacturing supply chain is a technology marvel. As you read this, millions of electronic devices of varying functionalities, end-markets, shapes and sizes are being assembled, packaged and shipped to enterprise customers and consumers worldwide. The process is almost flawless. Most of these equipment will work perfectly well. A few devices don’t work…

Smith Opens New Houston Hub

 Smith & Associates, the largest independent distributor of electronic components, today announces the opening of its newest hub housing warehouse and operational facilities and a state-of-the-art quality testing laboratory. The new, 57,199-square-foot hub extends the capabilities and services that Smith offers global clients and allows room for growth. The facility is ISO 17025-accredited and incorporates…

Electronica Highlights Global Supply Chain and Demand for Agility

Electronica celebrated its 50th anniversary this year in Munich, Germany and the attendance hit a record-breaking 73,000+ attendees from over 80 countries. This year especially, Electronica  had an even more pronounced global feeling and with that came the repeated requests and recognition that manufacturers need flexible services along the supply chain. Globalization and diversification of…

ON Semi & ICs LLC To Work on Rad-Hard ASICs

ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN), driving energy efficiency innovations, has entered into a licensing/development agreement with ICs LLC in order to bring application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) to market which are resilient to radiation effects.  Radiation hardened by design (RHBD) ASICs created through this agreement will be based upon ON Semiconductor’s ONC110 110 nanometer (nm) process…