Avnet Introduces New LCD-Display Development Platform

Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), a leading global technology solutions provider, today announced the release of SimplePlus Display Solutions globally. SimplePlus is a unique platform that simplifies the process of customizing LCD touch display solutions for applications spanning markets which include industrial automation, medical, transportation, and more. No matter the application, SimplePlus provides the ability to meet…

ISM, purchasing, manufacturing, forecast

Purchasing Execs Predict Revenue, Capex & Employment Growth in 2019

U.S. purchasing and supply executives are entering 2019 with a bit less enthusiasm than 2018, although optimism remains strong for the next calendar year. Sixty-four percent of U.S. manufacturers polled by the Institute for Supply Management expect their revenue will grow by 5.7 percent in 2019, compared with the 5.1 percent increase predicted for 2018.…

Mouser Electronics and Terabee Sign Global Distribution Agreement

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the New Product Introduction (NPI) leader empowering innovation, announces a global distribution agreement with Terabee, designers of small, high-performance distance sensors for drone, robotics and IoT applications. Through the agreement, Mouser is now shipping a variety of Terabee’s TeraRanger sensors. The TeraRanger Evo distance sensors measure a single axis and return distance…

N2Power and New Yorker Electronics Sign Distribution Pact

New Yorker Electronics has teamed up with N2Power Power Solutions to develop a global supply chain for Power Supply products. A subsidiary of Qualstar, N2Power is a leading manufacturer of environmentally friendly high-efficiency, ultra-small, power-dense power supplies. With designs getting smaller and smaller and ‘real estate’ becoming a critical factor, N2Power Open-Frame power supplies are…

digital transformation, supply chain, predictions

10 Global Supply Chain Predictions for 2019

The electronics supply chain, for the past year, has been marked by component shortages, lead-time extensions and tariff uncertainties. Nevertheless, it’s been a good year for component manufacturers and distributors—many of which have reported record quarterly sales during 2018. In 2019, IDC projects, the supply chain writ large is poised to transition from a cost…

Global Online Marketplace Features New & Used Chip Equipment & Parts

In the highly competitive, fast-moving semiconductor manufacturing industry, strategic procurement is essential. When sourcing new and used chip equipment and parts, multiple factors must be considered, including reliability, ability to meet shipping dates, volume and price. The “best” supplier could be a major well-known name or a new provider that you haven’t purchased from yet.…

manufacturing, AI, factory, production

U.S. Production Rebounds; Lead-Time Concerns Linger

After a significant cool down last month, the U.S. manufacturing industry bounced back in November with growth in new orders, production and employment. Overall, U.S. production has been expanding for 27 consecutive months, although manufacturers tapped the brakes in October. The nation’s leading production index, the Institute for Supply Management’s PMI, increased 1.6 percentage points…