Arrow Electronics Fully Automates Dallas Value Recovery Facility

Dallas, Tex. –Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) has upgraded its Dallas Value Recovery facility, adding state-of-the-art automated equipment to further increase processing efficiency and chain-of-custody security. As a result of the upgrades, the facility’s IT asset processing capacity has increased 120 percent. “As a result, our customers are able to recoup the value of their…

Newark element14 Intros New Tektronix Oscilloscopes

Chicago, Ill. – Newark element14 has introduced the Tektronix MDO4000C series of Mixed Domain Oscilloscopes which will appeal to embedded engineers for applications in Internet of Things, RF and Wireless. Available with next day delivery the oscilloscope can be configured with up to six instruments in a single unit including a full spectrum analyzer. As with previous generations in…

Mouser Wins Awards in China

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is pleased to announce that it has been honored with the Best Distributor Award and the Best e-Commerce Pioneer Distributor Award for China. The awards were presented November 27 by ec.HC360.com, a subsidiary of HC International, Inc., the leading B2B e-commerce operator in China.…

Component Manufacturers Target Harsh Environments

As demand for electronics components that can be used in harsh environmental conditions continues to increase, interconnect, passive and electromechanical device (IP&E) manufacturers are developing more designs that operate in a wide range of harsh environments, and quite often, also deliver smaller form factors to fit into space-constrained systems and applications. Demand also continues to…

Top 10 IP&E Articles in 2015

In 2015, EPS readers were most interested in pricing and lead-time information when it comes to the interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) device market. Two of the biggest issues for IP&E buyers have always been availability and pricing, particularly for commodity products.  According to an EPS purchasing survey, purchasers spend almost 5 ½ hours per…

U.S. Manufacturers: 4.1% Growth Forecast in 2016

The domestic manufacturing industry—which appears to be ending 2015 on a sour note – expects moderate growth in 2016. The U.S. manufacturing base in November contracted for the first time in three years, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s  leading business index.  For 2016, 63 percent of respondents to the ISM’s Semiannual Economic Forecast…

Market Price Normalization Improves Competitiveness

When we assess a new client’s spending against market pricing, we usually see a distribution of prices made up of overlapping distributions. A typical example looks like the Competitiveness Profile illustration below. The profile suggests three distributions. The first is a fairly tight distribution of good pricing positioned where half of the distribution is seen…