Lindsley Ruth: From Now it’s ‘Customer First’ at Electrocomponents

Lindsley Ruth is recruiting at Electrocomponents Plc but only visionary executives prepared to do whatever it will take to exceed customer expectations should apply. Several months into his tenure as Group CEO of the British components distributor, Ruth is casting his eyes over the industry landscape, searching for inspired leaders who can help re-energize the…

TTI Receives Raytheon Award

TTI, Inc. the leading global distributor of passive, interconnect, electromechanical and discrete components, has received recognition from Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems as a 3-Star Supplier Excellence Award winner for 2014. The award ceremony was held at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business instituted the annual Supplier Excellence Awards program to recognize…

Mouser Stocks ADLINK ETX-BT Modules

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the ETX-BT Modules from ADLINK Technology. These Computer-on-Module (COM) devices are designed around the Intel® Atom™ System on Chip (SoC) and include standard functions required for almost any application, such as graphics, Ethernet, audio, IDE, floppy, keyboard/mouse, parallel, serial and USB ports, and PCI and ISA system busses. ADLINK…

Supplier Collaboration Needed for Smart Lighting

Energy costs can be reduced by at least 90 percent by implementing smart lighting systems, according to recent research from Gartner. This tremendous cost savings, which is expected to drive greater adoption, opens up big opportunities for component manufacturers – including makers of LEDs, sensors & controls, and interconnects. These component vendors can extend their…

Managing Innovation and Innovating Management in Electronics

Managing innovation is not necessarily about product or component innovation – it is importantly also about knowing how to extend strategic models into new markets, whether geographic and/or business. Just as the semiconductor and electronics supply chain continues to diversify and penetrate more deeply into once niche markets (e.g., automotive, health and fitness, industrial automation,…

SEMI Applauds Trade Progress

SEMI has praised a plan to expand the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) and begin negotiations to finalize the deal.  Following a multiyear effort on behalf of global information and communication technology industries, a meaningful agreement now appears within reach, the organization said. SEMI (www.semi.org) worked with a host of industry and government officials in an…