component shortages

Widespread Component Shortages Expected Through 2H 2017

The first half of 2017 is shaping up as the perfect storm for electronics suppliers as capacity constraints, merger and acquisition, obsolescence and higher-than-expected demand is creating component shortages across the supply chain. The risk of double booking has been cited in at least two research reports, indicating the 2001 inventory glut may be fading…

Top 50 Distributors: Another Year of Stagnant Growth

2016 was another tough year for the franchised electronic components distribution industry in North America. The industry faced several challenges, including shrinking margins, currency fluctuation, and supplier consolidation, which had a significant impact on sales growth. Faced with these challenges, revenues for the top 50 North American franchised distributors fell by three percent, after growing…

Helix Semiconductors Opens New Design Center

Fabless power semiconductor company Helix Semiconductors today announced the opening of its Advanced Technology Design Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, which includes design space and a lab featuring state-of-the-art technology. The Colorado-based mixed-signal ASIC design team will work closely with Helix Semiconductors’ power ASIC designers in its Irvine, California-based headquarters to productize the company’s power conversion design…

Mouser Electronics Partners with Macnica

Mouser Electronics, Inc. and Macnica, Inc. are pleased to announce a new strategic partnership to deliver the highest levels of service and support to Japanese design engineers. With the partnership, Mouser and Macnica are introducing a new co-branded website available to customers in Japan. Macnica is the leading Japanese semiconductor distributor focused on offering technical support and the continuous advancement…

Avnet Consolidates Distribution Centers

Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, announced today that it will be merging its distribution centres in to one new facility to increase productivity efficiency and speed-to-delivery. The new modern mega facility will consolidate Avnet’s distribution centres in Hong Kong and Shenzhen from four to one. The varied locations came about due to past acquisitions.…

TTI Receives Raytheon 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award

TTI, Inc. the leading global distributor of passive, interconnect, electromechanical and discrete components, has received recognition from Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems as a 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award winner for 2016. The award ceremony was held at Marriott Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts. Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business instituted the annual Supplier Excellence Awards program to…

TT Electronics Adds Rep in Canada

TT Electronics, a global provider of engineered electronics for performance critical applications, has announced that with immediate effect, Xtronics Inc., a top tier representative firm for manufacturers based in Canada, will lead market and customer development initiatives for TT Electronics in the region. Highly respected and well positioned to cover the whole of Canada, Xtronics…