distributors

Traceability: A Counterfeiting Panacea or a Cure?

Discussions regarding counterfeit electronics components almost inevitably come around to finger-pointing: if a bogus part enters the supply chain it is distribution’s fault; or independent distribution’s; or the buyer’s; or a situation that require buyers to go outside the authorized channel; or COTS programs; or an EMS. Original component manufacturers (OCMs) and OEMs are rarely involved in…

Amphenol Qualifies 2nd Plant for Class L Connectors

Sidney, N.Y. — Amphenol Aerospace (NYSE: APH), a global leader in interconnect technologies, has qualified Amphenol India as a second manufacturing source for their MIL-DTL-22992 Class L connectors. The second manufacturing source gives Amphenol Aerospace an additional cost-effective way to supply their mil-spec qualified heavy duty power connectors to the military ground and support equipment markets.…

Nokia Renews Makeover Efforts with $16.6B Alcatel-Lucent Deal

Nokia Corp. is intensifying efforts to transform the company’s operations with an agreement to acquire French-American telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent SA for about $16.6 billion. The deal is in continuation of a reorganization exercise that culminated almost one year ago in the sale of the Finnish company’s mobile handset division to Microsoft Corp. for $7.2…

TE Connectivity Awards Distributors

TE Connectivity (TE) (NYSE: TEL), a world leader in connectivity, presented its 2014 Electronic Distributor Awards during its recent Global Distribution Summit in San Francisco, California. The annual awards recognize TE’s highest-performing distribution partners based on sales growth, market share growth, customer growth and business plan performance. TE presented the 2014 Electronic Global Distributor of…