Distribution Grapples with Marketing Dilemma

November is a pressure packed month for distribution marketing executives. So much is expected of them by top executives who want a marketing plan for the year ahead with costs firmly determined and goals/objectives clearly outlined. The bosses want a marketing plan that is fresh (very, very new), robust, comprehensive, perhaps unorthodox (very out of…

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Living Connected: Making Sense of the IoT

The ECIA’s Annual Executive Conference did a terrific job of staying true to its theme: Living Connected. The assembly of high-tech business executives walked away with a lot of food for thought and some actionable items regarding the Internet of Things (IoT) and the connected world in general. I’m sure most of the attendees already…

Heilind Stocks Amphenol SFP/SFP+ Connectors

Wilmington, Mass. — Heilind Electronics, a leading distributor of electronic components, is now stocking SFP/SFP+ Cage and Connector Systems by Amphenol Connectors. Amphenol’s high-speed assemblies are a high-performance, cost-effective solution for gigabit speed applications in data and switched fabric I/O, switches, routers, data storage arrays and computer clusters. The high-speed assemblies meet and exceed industry standards.…

Wearables Market to Reach $25.2B by 2020

Portland, Ore. — According to a new report by Allied Market Research titled, “Global Markets for Wearable Electronics (Products, Components, Applications and Geography) – Strategic Analysis and Forecast, 2013 – 2020”, global wearable electronics market is forecast to reach $25.19 billion with a corresponding volume of 142.6 million units by 2020. The market revenue is expected to…

Top 10 Steps to Avoid Product Recall

A product recall is tantamount to a kiss of death in certain segments of the economy, especially for food and other agricultural products. Not so much in other areas such as in the automotive market where manufacturers, led by General Motors, have this year recalled millions of vehicles. The electronics industry falls somewhere in between…

Distribution: Masters of Problem-Solving

As electronics component sales and service organizations, distributors assist customers in a variety of ways. Master Electronics of Santa Monica, CA, prefers to call its role “problem-solving.” “We will do anything at this company that makes business sense for ourselves and the customer,” says Riad Nizam, vice president of sales for Master Electronics. “If you…

Mouser Updates Solar Power Site

Mouser Electronics, Inc. today announced the introduction of their updated Solar Power Technology site. Mouser’s updated technology site provides developers with the resources they need to learn about the latest advances in solar power generation systems and the newest components available from Mouser for building solar power systems. The updated Solar Power Technology site, available…

IPC Certifies IEC Electronics

IPC’s Validation Services Program has awarded the first IPC/WHMA-A-620 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) to IEC Electronics Corporation’s Newark, New York and Albuquerque, New Mexico locations; and Southern California Braiding facility in Bell Gardens, California. The three facilities were the first to successfully complete an intensive audit to IPC/WHMA-A-620, Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire…

Avnet & Freescale Host Design Workshops

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), will host a series of SpeedWay Design Workshops™, featuring Freescale® Semiconductor’s K2 next-generation Kinetis® ARM® Cortex®-M microcontrollers and enablement tools. Avnet’s one-day Freescale K2 SpeedWay Design Workshop will provide microcontroller hardware and software engineers with complimentary training and hands-on product experience designing with…