components, chip industry, trade war, tariffs, U.S., China

Chip Industry Holds Its Breath as Trade War Heats Up

Semiconductor industry analysts and market watchers expressed concern after U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. would impose 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese goods, including many products in the semiconductor supply chain. U.S. chip firms and their suppliers largely oppose the tariffs and the escalation of a trade war between the world’s…

Lansdale Wins Raytheon’s Supplier Excellence Award

Dale Lillard, President, Lansdale Semiconductor, Inc., recently announced that the company achieved a 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award from Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems for the fifth consecutive year. Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business instituted the annual Supplier Excellence Awards program to recognize suppliers who have provided outstanding service and partnership in exceeding customer requirements. Award candidates…

Bourns Honors Arrow

Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced it has named global technology solutions provider Arrow Electronics as its 2017 North American Broadline Distributor of the Year. Bourns recognized Arrow for its implementation of lean six sigma practices that attracted an increasing customer base for Bourns® products, which resulted in outstanding…

Mouser Stocks Nordic; Awarded by 25 Suppliers

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the nRF52840 multi-protocol system-on-chip (SoC) from Nordic Semiconductor. Based on Nordic’s nRF52 Series architecture and compatible with Nordic’s existing nRF52 Series, nRF51 Series, and nRF24 Series products, the ultra-low power nRF52840 SoC is one of the only single-chip…

Avnet Names Roybal as Americas President

Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), a leading global technology company, today announced that Tony Roybal has been named regional president, Americas electronic components for Avnet, reporting to Phil Gallagher, senior vice president and global president, electronic components. In his new role, Roybal will oversee all activities related to Avnet’s electronic components business in the Americas and manage the…

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How Sensors Are Moving Materials Handling Toward Safe Automation, Part 2

This is the second article in a two-part series The Industry 4.0 revolution is enabling new levels of automation, including a new generation of sensors-rich automated guided vehicles (AGVs) for use in the first wave of smart manufacturing and distribution facilities. This revolution also requires new ways of thinking across all aspects of materials handling, especially…

Vishay Awards TTI

TTI, Inc., a leading specialty distributor of electronic components, has been awarded the 2017 Passive Distributor of the Year award from Vishay Intertechnology. “Vishay is proud to announce TTI as our 2017 Passive Distributor of the Year. We want to congratulate the whole Americas team on this great achievement,” said Dave Valletta, EVP of Sales…

Harting and Vishay Honor Mouser

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, has been named the 2017 Semiconductor Catalog Distributor of the Year by Vishay Intertechnology, a leading global manufacturer of a wide range of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components. The prominent award was presented at the annual Electronics Distribution Show held…

Electronics Counterfeiters Capitalize on Component Shortages

Every dark cloud has a silver lining. Unfortunately, the real beneficiaries of the current long-term and lasting component shortages are counterfeiters. “Current estimates for the annual loss to the electronics industry due to counterfeit components is north of $5 billion,” said Creative Electron CEO Bill Cardoso in an article on EPSNews sister publication EBN.  “With…