Semico: IIoT Fuels Chip Growth

Traditionally, the Industrial sector has represented only a small portion of total semiconductor sales.  According to SIA/WSTS End Use data, semiconductor sales to the Industrial market comprise only 12% of total semiconductor revenues.  In addition, the Industrial sector traditionally grows at a comparably slow, steady rate.  From 2010 to 2015, the Industrial sector experienced a…

IPC: PCB Shipments Up in December

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the December 2016 findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales growth in December was solid while the PCB book-to-bill ratio slipped to 0.98. Total North American PCB shipments in December 2016 were up 5.9 percent compared to the same month last year.…

For a Sustainable Supply Chain: Trust but Verify

“Trust, but verify” is derived from a Russian proverb. Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan famously applied this term with regards to nuclear disarmament. As with any negotiation, achieving a sustainable supply chain is possible with the right balance of “trust and verify”. However, market forces and leverage alone, do not bring about trust. Shared values…

Electrocomponents Appoints New President for Allied Electronics

Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has announced the appointment of Steve Newland as President, Allied Electronics. He will join Electrocomponents on 7 February as a member of the Executive Management Team, reporting directly to CEO Lindsley Ruth. As President, Steve will be responsible for driving transformational and profitable growth in the…

Mouser Now Offers Product Search by Images

Mouser Electronics, Inc., constantly improving how customers can browse and search for products, announces a new way to visually find and select the right products on its industry-leading website,Mouser.com. With a few simple clicks, Mouser customers can now find product information via Images, as well as by Datasheets or by Newest Products — in addition to searching for products through the site’s parametric Product Search. The Images…