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…

Future Electronics Given Global Support Award by STMicroelectronics

Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, was recently recognized by STMicroelectronics for providing “Outstanding Global Sales Support in 2016”. This recognition was based on several factors, including best overall performance, strong customer engagement, and achieving the fastest sales growth in standard products. “We have a great relationship with Future Electronics, and alignment…

EU Adopts Conflict Mineral Regulations

The EU this week voted to adopt regulations pertaining to the sourcing of tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold (3TG) from conflicted regions of the world. The regulations, which require supply chain due diligence self-certification of tin, tantalum and tungsten, their ores, and gold originating in conflict-affected and high-risk areas, are mandatory for smelters and importers of raw materials and…

Report: Anti-Counterfeit Efforts Don’t Thwart Cyber-Threats

The defense industry’s concerns regarding microelectronics is expanding beyond counterfeit components and into the realm of cybersecurity, according to a report issued this month by the Defense Science Board Task Force. Thanks in part to the defense department’s reliance on commercial electronics components, the task force found defense equipment can be susceptible to cyber attacks…

Sager Stocking EAO’s IP69K Series 14 Indicator Compact

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components, is now stocking EAO’s IP69K Series 14 Indicator Compact. This new addition to the Series 14 line of products features high-intensity, homogenous LED illumination with 180° all-around visibility in a compact, space-saving design. The Series 14 Indicator Compact is ideal for harsh,…

TTI’s Gallagher on Distribution: ‘You have to Adapt’

Over the past few months the complexion of the electronics distribution industry has radically changed. Qualcomm’s acquisition of NXP has marked the largest supplier merger to date; and distributor Avnet Inc. sold off its systems business and acquired catalog competitor Premier Farnell. Although those two events don’t directly impact leading IP&E distributor TTI, Inc., this…