Digi-Key 2014 Sales Jump on Surging IoT Demand

Digi-Key Corp. posted solid revenue growth in 2014, cruising easily past the industry’s single-digit average and boosting the electronics company distributor’s annual revenue to record level on rising demand for its services from OEMs and engineers working on Internet of Things (IoT) products. The company also attributed the surge in 2014 sales to continued demand…

Use Social Media to Reduce Returns

Consumers are using social media to help them make purchase decisions.  An infographic by Invesp provides key details including that:  4 in 10 social media users have purchased an item online or in-store after sharing it or marking it as a  favorite on Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest. 50% of those purchases take place within a…

Auto Electronics: Keeping User Interfaces Simple

One of the biggest hits of the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was actually a car. As auto makers integrate more electronics into vehicles, the line between consumer electronics and automotive electronics continues to blur. The focus has now shifted to the Detroit Auto Show,  where vehicle performance is enhanced by electronics. One of the key…

Molex Awards Distributor Official Electronic

Molex Incorporated, a leading global interconnect and cable assembly provider, announced today that Official Electronic, s.r.o. has received its 2014 Europe Small Distributor of the Year Award. Annual award nominees are evaluated by Molex based on performance criteria, including sales, inventory, new product support, accessibility of management, and training programs. “As an esteemed distribution partner,…

Federal Court Orders Halt to Sales of New High-Speed Computer Chips

A federal district court judge took the rare step of ordering a preliminary injunction against a Canadian company from manufacturing, using, distributing or selling high-speed memory controller chips used by SanDisk and other major computer manufacturers. Netlist, Inc. (NASDAQ: NLST) announced that Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers of the United States District Court for the Northern…