Tech M&A Sets Record in 2016

Global technology merger and acquisition (M&A) deals reached an all-time record of $466.6 billion in 2016, driven in large part by the semiconductor industry, according to EY’s Global technology M&A report: October-December 2016 and year in review report. Digital transformation, led by cloud, mobile, social, data analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, contributed to…

Powerbox Joins PSMA

Powerbox, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies and a leading force for four decades in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, has announced its membership to the Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA). In this fast changing world, the power supply industry has had to become very dynamic, a situation requiring high levels of collaboration…

ADI, Arrow, channel realignment

Will ADI & Arrow Deal Prompt More Channel Realignment?

Analog Devices Inc.’s realignment of its channel strategy has implications beyond the companies directly involved — ADI and acquisition Linear Technology; and distributors Arrow Electronics Inc. and Avnet Inc. ADI’s move could prompt other semiconductor companies to reconsider their distribution options. A distributor’s supplier roster works a bit like a sports team. If the five-time Super…

EMI Shielding Market to Reach $7.4B by 2022

According to the new market research report, “EMI Shielding Market by Component (EMI Shielding Tapes & Laminates, Conductive Coatings and Paints, Metal Shielding Products, Conductive Polymers, EMI Filters), Method (Radiation, Conduction), Industry (Consumer Electronics, Telecom & IT, Automotive, Healthcare, Defense & Aerospace), and Geography – Global Forecast to 2022”, published by MarketsandMarkets, the market is expected…

America II Expands Line Card

America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of electronic components and semiconductors, has today announced the expansion of its global line card with the addition of Xmultiple and Viking Tech America. Viking Tech, a leader in the design and manufacturing of Thin-Film / Thick-Film integrated passive devices and discrete passive components will provide…

NAI Awards Heilind Electronics

Scottsdale, AZ – NAI, a leading global manufacturer of custom cable assemblies and harnesses for industrial, telecom, data and medical applications, has announced it will hold its first Supplier Summit on February 21, 2017, in Scottsdale, AZ. NAI provides end-to-end connectivity solutions for high performance systems, meeting or exceeding the demanding requirements of their global…

Master Electronics Awards C&K

Master Electronics, a leading global distributor of electromechanical, interconnect and passive components, awards C&K their prestigious 2016 “Supplier Excellence Award” Award. At Master Electronics’ recent 5th annual MAKO (Masters’ Annual Kick-Off) event, Master’s Senior Vice President of Sales & Product, Riad Nizam, presented C&K with Masters’ coveted 2017 “Supplier Excellence Award.”   While presenting the award,…