Distribution Tackles Market Upheaval with Executive Overhaul

The electronics distribution industry is experiencing significant changes in the ranks of its senior executives as the sector fights to spur growth and reverse years of lackluster performance. That’s what happens when companies don’t perform as well as expected but recent changes at the apex of the leading distribution companies indicate the sector may be…

IHS: Foxconn-Sharp Deal Creates TFT-LCD Production Powerhouse

David Hsieh, Senior Director, IHS Technology Key Points: The boards of Foxconn and Sharp yesterday approved a takeover plan valued at USD3.5 billion. Through its subsidiaries, Innolux and Century, Foxconn is a leading supplier of thin film transistor liquid crystal displays (TFT LCDs). It is already the largest component supplier, systems integrator and subcontract manufacturer for many of the world’s leading…

High Bandwidth Demand Drives Fiber Optic Connector Designs

The adoption of mobile devices, running data-intensive applications, and 4G LTE networks are a few of the key factors driving the demand for high bandwidth requirements. The recent Optical Fiber Communications (OFC) conference showcased the latest new products to meet the growing requirements for fiber optic connectors used across these growing high-bandwidth applications. The global…

Update: Prepare for Tight Supply of Mil-Spec Connectors

Update includes statements from ITT’s Interconnect Solutions business and Amphenol. Buyers of mil-spec connectors could face short supply of certain mil-spec products due to recent stop shipment orders issued by Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Land and Maritime. This could also translate into millions of dollars of connector inventory sitting on distributor shelves that can’t be…