TTI Europe Stocks Molex Picoflex Connectors

Highly reliable power and signal Molex Picoflex® connectors are now available in Europe through TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components.  Tested to meet the requirements of high-vibration and shock environments found in a wide number of industrial, consumer and automotive products, Molex Picoflex® connectors have a space-saving, robust package which suits…

Mouser Stocks Air Quality Evaluation Boards

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking Telaire AAS-AQS-UNO air quality evaluation boards from Amphenol Advanced Sensors. The AAS-AQS-UNO evaluation boards help engineers evaluate Telaire air quality sensors and other sensors from the Amphenol range. Amphenol Advanced Sensors Telaire AAS-AQS-UNO air quality evaluation boards, available…

Master Electronics Adds Essentra Components

Master Electronics, a leading global distributor of electromechanical, interconnect and passive components, adds Essentra Components to their line card.  Essentra Components manufactures small, essential components, such as protective plastic caps, workholding clamps, fasteners, handles & knobs and PCB hardware.   Supplier Business Development for Master’s, Shell Johnson, stated, “I am excited about the engagement as…

Microchip Improves Semiconductor Purchasing

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MCHP), today debuted its updated, feature-rich and mobile-optimized e-commerce platform for purchasing microcontrollers, mixed-signal, analog, Flash-IP solutions and more. microchipDIRECT, which sells Microchip parts directly to customers, has been updated with several new mobile-accessible features that are now available for the first time in the semiconductor industry. The new mobile website includes high-volume…

Microsemi to Close China Manufacturing Facility

Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced the planned closure of its manufacturing facility in China. Focused on lower value discrete solutions, the devices manufactured at the facility are not aligned with Microsemi’s strategic direction, and company resources will be invested elsewhere in higher value,…

Although chief procurement officers (CPOs) are most often associated with supplier management, there are customer-facing catalysts, driven by the nationalist shift, that could expand the CPO's role to better prepare their company

How CPOs can Prepare for the Impact of Nationalism

As evidenced by Brexit and the U.S. withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, economic nationalism is on the rise. Industries such as electronics have spent decades building and finetuning a vast network of global supply chains. If globalization is facing a backlash — and experts attest that it is — longstanding supply relationships are about to get…