Panasonic Awards Mouser

Mouser Electronics, Inc. announces today that it has been named the High Service Distributor of the Year for 2016 by Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems Europe. The company cited Mouser for increased sales and customer acquisition. “We have been very impressed with Mouser’s activity to promote Panasonic in Europe,” commented Maximilian Jakob, Panasonic’s Product Director, Product Marketing…

Sager Offers Artesyn Configurator

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components, today announces Artesyn’s Online Power Supply Configurator available via Sager.com. The Artesyn Configurator uses a powerful algorithm that factors in dual and triple output modules to guide design engineers to their optimal solution. The Configurator makes it easier to specify and use…

Avnet Names New CIO

 Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) announced the appointment of Kevin Summers as its chief information officer (CIO), with responsibility for Avnet’s global IT strategy and enterprise effectiveness initiative. Reporting to Avnet CEO William (“Bill”) J. Amelio, Summers joins Avnet with more than 25 years of experience leading the technology efforts of some of the world’s most…

Power Electronics Market to Reach $25B by 2022

A new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, “Power Electronics Market by device, type, and application – global opportunity analysis and industry forecast, 2014-2022”, projects that the global power electronics market is projected to reach $25 billion by 2022 with a CAGR of 8.9% from 2016-2022. Asia-Pacificdominates the global market in terms of revenue, accounting for more than 50% share of…

Raspberry Pi Adds Manufacturing Hub in Japan

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc(LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, today announced in conjunction with the Raspberry Pi Foundation that its latest iteration of the Raspberry Pi 3 credit-card-sized single-board computer will be manufactured in Japan under a local contract manufacturing arrangement. This increase in global production of Raspberry Pi is to serve large and increasing demand for the…

Why Scrapping TPP is a Bad Idea

U.S. companies will likely be hurt—rather than helped—by President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to nullify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), trade and freight experts say. While U.S. manufacturers may find it easier to compete domestically, cancelling the TPP will make it harder to export to some of the fastest-growing consumer markets in the world. “You could call…