RFMW Inks Deal With Knowles Precision

RFMW Ltd. announced a distribution agreement with Knowles Precision Devices effective, 1st July 2018. Under the agreement, RFMW is franchised for worldwide marketing and sales of Knowles Precision Devices brands: Dielectric Laboratories (DLI), Johanson Manufacturing (JMC), Novacap, Syfer Technology, Voltronics and Compex. Knowles Precision Devices offers a portfolio of multi-layer ceramic capacitors, EMI Filters, High…

counterfiets, electronics, components

Counterfeit Reports Fell in 2017; 2018 Trend Unclear

Incidents of counterfeit electronic components dropped dramatically in 2017, according to ERAI Inc., a global organization that monitors, investigates, and reports issues affecting the supply chain. ERAI reported a total of 771 suspect counterfeit and nonconforming parts in 2017, which shows a marked decline from prior years. The organization is cautious, however, about drawing too…

SiliconExpert Webinar on its Cost Manager Now Available On Demand

The electronics industry is experiencing a level of component shortages that it hasn’t seen in decades. For some in the supply chain it’s a period of prosperity—semiconductor bookings are up 30 percent year-over-year, market-watchers say. At the same time, industry trade group Electronic Component Industry Association (ECIA) warns “…due to component shortages, long lead times…

TTI Names Compliance VP; Makes Forbes ‘Best’ List

TTI, Inc. a leading specialty distributor of electronic components, today announced the appointment of John Archer to the position of Vice President Global Ethics and Compliance. Archer is a certified international compliance and ethics professional with more than 18 years of legal and compliance experience. He will have responsibility for the organizational design and governance…

NAND Flash Prices Drop Again; Capacity Plans Could Lead to Oversupply

Contract prices of NAND flash products have decreased in the first two quarters of 2018 due to the traditional off-season, and capacity expansion of 64/72-layer 3D NAND flash, according to DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. Further price declines are expected in the third quarter (Q3), although a bit moderated, until the fourth quarter (Q4), when steeper…

Micron. memory, DRAM

Will China’s Micron Ruling Impact the Supply Chain?

DRAM supply and demand is so volatile that memory production, prices and availability are often measured separately from other semiconductor products. The electronics industry is currently in the midst of shortages of many critical components. An injunction, which has halted U.S.memory manufacturer Micron Technology from producing certain DRAM and SSD products in China, may press an…

Sager Awarded by Keystone Electronics

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components and provider of value-add solutions, today announced receipt of Keystone Electronics’ Platinum Level Sales Award for 2017. Keystone Electronics presented the award at the 2018 Electronics Distribution Show (EDS) held May 15-18 in Las Vegas, Nevada. “Sager Electronics continues to deliver outstanding…

electronics, components, tariffs

Tariff & Supply Anxiety Increase Even as Manufacturing Grows

U.S. manufacturing activity accelerated in June—but so did anxieties around electronic component shortages and tariffs. The Institution for Supply Management’s leading production index, the PMI, increased by 1.5 percent in June to 60.2. However, electronic component constraints are being felt across multiple manufacturing sectors. “Electronic component supply issues continue to disrupt production,” a transportation industry…

RAFI Honors Sager Electronics

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components and provider of value-add solutions, today announced it was the recipient of RAFI’s first Distributor of the Year award. RAFI announced the honor at the 2018 Electronics Distribution Show (EDS) held May 15-18 in Las Vegas, Nevada. “We are excited to recognize…