Foreign Exchange: A Mixed Bag for Electronics

The industry is nearly half way through 2015 and it has been a mixed bag of market sentiment for the wider semiconductor and electronics industry. At a macro level, there is significant optimism mid- and long-term for volume and revenue growth. This growth optimism is due to the anticipated rise of the Internet of Things…

Reverse Logistics and Consumer Electronics: A Booming Business

When is the last time you sat in a waiting room or on a bus without people staring down into their phones or tablets? Do you remember your first, or second, or third television, radio, computer, or phone? Can you recall how you disposed of them? The Consumer Electronics world is exploding. It’s growing, and…

Forecasting Is the Biggest Problem for the Supply Chain

Forecasting, also known as demand variability, tops the list of biggest challenges for the supply chain this year, according to a new report from eyefortransport (eft). Other top business challenges include inventory management/optimization, and cost containment and reduction. The 2015 Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO) Report also finds the supply chain’s forecasting challenge is its…

ST Hangs Future Growth on ‘Mass Market’ & Distribution

STMicroelectronics NV is deepening its engagement with distribution partners worldwide and moving to diversify its revenue base by expanding sales into what executives at the company describe as the “mass market.” This strategy is one of a series of actions being taken by ST to improve sales and profit growth and stabilize revenue generation, according…

Mouser Stocks Cree C3M SiC power MOSFETs

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is stocking the C3M family of silicon carbide power MOSFETs from Cree. The latest breakthrough in silicon carbide (SiC) power device technology and the industry’s first SiC 900V MOSFET platform, the C3M Power MOSFETs are optimized for high-frequency power electronic applications.…

Vishay Awards TTI

Fort Worth, Tex. – TTI, Inc. the leading global distributor of passive, interconnect, electromechanical and discrete components, today announced the company has received two notably prestigious industry awards from its supplier partner, Vishay Intertechnology. Recognizing TTI’s overall sales performance and inventory commitment, Vishay awarded the global distributor its prestigious Full Service Distributor of the Year Award…

Raltron Expands Rep Program

Ross Weiss, Vice President of Sales for Raltron Electronics Corp., Miami, FL announced today the appointment of several new representative firms for the Raltron Product line of frequency management products. The new firms not only contribute experienced sales background personnel, but add additional territorial coverage to further enhance Raltron’s new extended sales efforts. We are…

Siemens Expands Program for Manufacturing Startups

It’s a term you don’t hear much these days—manufacturing startup. Siemens has announced the expansion of the startup Frontier Partner program run by Siemens Technology to Business (TTB) and Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software organization. The Frontier Partner program, focused on the Silicon Valley region, is designed to find, fund, and forge the “breakthrough…