America II Adds Six Franchised Lines

America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it has signed franchise distribution agreements with six new manufacturers. The company has added Shenzhen KPD Electronics, Antistat, All Axis Machining, Crystal Clear Technology, Hitaltech, and Transcend Information Inc. to its global line card. This announcement follows a…

What’s for Sale: Electronics or Propaganda?

The urge to control corporate messaging can be difficult to resist for even a specialization-obsessed economics sector like the electronics industry. It’s a move that’s worth resisting, though, because the payoff is limited and the outcome could even be negative. The golden age of specialization was championed by electronics manufacturers and few other industries take…

Strong Growth Ahead for Connector Industry

The global connector industry is forecast to reach $65.7 billion by 2019, according to the latest report from Lucintel, a global management consulting and market research firm. The big growth drivers include 3C applications (computing, communication, and consumer electronics), miniaturization of electronic devices, and increasing electronic content in end products. The report “The Global Connector Industry 2014-2019:…

Panasonic Awards Future Electronics

Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, was recently named Distributor of the Year for 2014 by Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales Company of America. The award was presented during EDS, the Electronics Distribution Show, held in Las Vegas earlier this month. Panasonic Industrial Company is the industrial components and electronic devices division of…

Asia-Pacific LED Market to Reach $36B by 2020

Not surprisingly, Asia-Pacific is the largest market for LEDs in the world. The market in this region features aggressive expansion of production facilities by manufacturers as well as investment in infrastructure, according to a report by ApacMarket.com. The Asia-Pacific LED market is expected to reach $35.79 billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 15.7% during…

Top 50: Distribution Returns to Growth in 2014

The North American (NA) distribution industry has posted a five percent increase in revenues after experiencing two years of flat growth. Although distributors faced several challenges, including price pressure, currency fluctuation, and margin erosion, a stronger global economy and higher demand from several market segments, including industrial and medical, buoyed the entire industry in 2014.…

Top Semiconductor Suppliers Show Strong Growth in Q1

The semiconductor industry appears to be firing on all cylinders, experiencing good demand across multiple industries including automotive, communications, industrial, medical, and the emerging Internet of Things (IoT). The top 20 semiconductor manufacturers increased sales by nine percent in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the first quarter of last year, according to the…