AFFLINK Launches Free Supply Chain Consulting Software

Tuscaloosa, Ala. – AFFLINK, a global leader in supply chain management, has launched ELEVATE™ — a free consulting software application that helps clients manage their supply chain. “In less than 20 minutes, a client can analyze their business priorities, uncover thousands of dollars in operational efficiencies and identify solutions that align with their corporate goals and…

RS Adds SIRIUS ACT Switches

Singapore – RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has introduced Siemens’ new SIRIUS ACT pushbuttons and switches, which offer a choice of modern styles and make panel builders’ lives easier and more productive. The line-up includes 22mm-diameter raised indicator lights and illuminated or non-illuminated pushbuttons with a choice of black plastic,…

Device Shipments Slow

Global shipments of PCs, tablets, ultra-mobiles, and mobile phones are forecast to reach 2.5 billion units in 2015, according to Gartner Inc. This is an increase of 1.5 percent from 2014 but down from the previous quarter’s forecast of 2.8 percent growth. The report, “Forecast: PCs, Ultramobiles and Mobile Phones, Worldwide, 2012-2019, 2Q15 Update,” forecasts…

Rutronik Founds Automotive Business Unit

With the Automotive Business Unit, Rutronik is now offering automotive customers selected components from chosen manufacturers as well as specific technical and commercial support on a global level. In close cooperation and coordination with specially selected manufacturers and their specific, latest-generation automotive components, the Automotive Business Unit assists defined focus customers with the current challenges…

Electrocomponents: 4 Steps to Unleashing its Potentials

In November Lindsley Ruth will unveil his vision for Electrocomponents Plc and outline the actions he is taking to energize the company, improve sales and gain market share. Ruth declined to discuss details of his plans during an interview but the measures will most likely be far-reaching and could include a major overhaul of the…

Robotics Technology: The Electronics Nurse is on Duty

With fewer young people around for company and tighter healthcare budgets, an aging population is rightfully concerned about their futures. But engineers are working hard to change that outlook by developing robots that not only allow seniors to continue to live independently, but also cheer them up when they’re feeling low. People are living longer.…

Semiconductor Sales Advance 5.1% in May

The global semiconductor industry overcame lingering macroeconomic uncertainty to post solid year-to-year growth in May, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).  Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $28.2 billion for the month of May 2015, an increase of 5.1 percent from May 2014 when sales were $26.8 billion, the SIA said. Global sales from May 2015…

KOA Speer Awarded by TTI

Bradford, Pa. KOA Speer Electronics, a leading supplier of passive electronic components, announced they have received TTI’s 2014 Platinum, Diamond and Best Quality Awards for Supplier Excellence. The TTI Supplier Excellence Award Program represents the highest recognition possible of a supplier’s performance within TTI. The program is centered on quality measurements that include: on-time delivery,…