Contractors Ogling Distribution Business Again

A turf war between electronics components distributors and contract manufacturers shouldn’t surprise anyone. The two groups operate razor-thin margin businesses and while they offer critical services neither is truly at the top of the electronics industry food chain. To further complicate matters, OEMs can (and sometimes do) reap major benefits from pitching distributors against electronics…

Future Electronics Adds Spansion Products

Montreal, Canada – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is pleased to announce its worldwide distribution agreement with Cypress Semiconductor Corp. has been extended to include Spansion products, following the merger of Cypress and Spansion. The merger of the two companies enables Future Electronics, a long time leading distributor for Cypress, to expand its…

Is Your Supply Chain Organization in a Talent Crisis?

Supply chain executives at U.S.-based global companies believe their organizations lack the needed skills to evolve their supply chains using new technologies and operating models in contrast to top leadership who overwhelming believe their supply chain organizations have the skills required, according to a new Deloitte study. This big disconnect between supply chain executives and…

HighJump Integrates Purchasing into NetSuite

Minneapolis, Minn. – HighJump, a global provider of supply chain management software, announced that a new purchasing integration to the HighJump TrueCommerce EDI SuiteApp, its NetSuite cloud-based electronic data interchange (EDI) solution. The HighJump TrueCommerce EDI SuiteApp achieved ‘Built for NetSuite’ verification in January 2014, and with this additional product offering, HighJump Software now offers an…

Integra Expands Value-Added Services for VCC Indicators

Anaheim, Calif. – Integra Electronics, an authorized specialty distributor, has expanded its indicator light design and assembly capabilities to better support standard and custom light indication products from VCC. The expanded services, as part of Integra’s Special Manufacturing Program (SMP), support customers that need short-run, value-added products. As part of the extended partnership, Integra has…

ASE, TDK to Form Joint Venture

Taipei, Taiwan — Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. (TAIEX: 2311, NYSE: ASX; the “ASE”) announced that ASE will enter into a Joint Venture Agreement with TDK Corporation (TSE: 6762; the “TDK”) to establish a joint venture company (the “JV Company”) in  Taiwan which is expected to manufacture IC embedded substrates utilizing TDK’s SESUB technology.  Pursuant to the Joint…