Purchasing: Do you Really Understand Pricing?

Since my company, Lytica Inc., introduced analytics based price prediction for electronic components, many major EMS and OEM companies have saved millions of dollars by applying this technology to their materials spending. As with the disruptive technologies described by Clayton Christenson in The Innovator’s Dilemma, those stuck like deer in the headlights clinging to a…

RS Components Enhances Website

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has made a number of important enhancements to its website to make the customer purchasing journey quicker and simpler. The upgrades, which include a redesign of the website header, facets of search and product pages, are all based on customer feedback to make…

IDC Lowers PC Forecast

Worldwide PC shipments are expected to fall by -4.9% in 2015, a drop from the previous forecast of -3.3%, while growth projections for 2016 and 2017 were raised slightly, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. Fourth quarter 2014 (4Q14) results were 1.7% ahead of forecast, but economic and product changes…

Future Has NCL3008x Family

Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, recently announced the NCL3008x power factor corrected primary side control LED drivers from ON Semiconductor. The new NCL3008x family of PWM controllers combines precise primary side quasi-resonant current control with active power factor correction targeting isolated flyback and non-isolated buck-boost/SEPIC constant current LED drivers. The devices…

RFMW Carries TGA3504-SM

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for the TGA3504-SM, 2 to 30GHz Gain Block from TriQuint (Qorvo). The TGA3504-SM offers 8dBm of output P1dB with a corresponding small signal gain of up to 11.5dB. Output third order intercept is >17dBm. Wideband performance of the TGA3504-SM supports multiple applications such as Electronic Warfare (EW), military…

Ventec Upgrades UK Facility

  Ventec Europe continues its investment in the establishment and maintenance of meticulous aerospace-standard cleanliness in the pre-preg handling areas of their state-of-the-art distribution center in Warwickshire, United Kingdom. The European Space agency sees contamination of laminates by foreign material in the dielectric as a major problem and is collaborating with key suppliers to mitigate…