Heilind Expands Distribution Deal with Essentra

Heilind Electronics, a leading global distributor of electronic components, has expanded its franchise distribution agreement with Essentra Components, a global supplier of industrial accessories and hardware. The new agreement will position Heilind Electronics Brasil Ltda., Heilind’s Brazil subsidiary, as an authorized distributor of Essentra products. “We are very excited to add Essentra to our line…

NAI Expands Operations in Southeast Asia

NAI, a leading manufacturer of global connectivity solutions for high performance systems used in the industrial technology, telecom, data and medical industries, announces its expansion in the Southeast Asia region with the appointment of two new executive personnel, effective immediately.  NAI has made this move as part of its continuing commitment to growing business in…

component shortages

Micron Fab Interruption May Lead to Tighter DRAM Supply in Q2

In late March, Micron reported that its production facility Micron Memory Taiwan (formerly Rexchip) experienced an interruption of nitrogen gas supply due to the malfunctioning of the gas generation system located outside the facility, according to DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. Although the equipment has been fixed, the facility is not expected to return to full…

manufacturing growth

Manufacturing Activity Slows as Tariff Concerns Grow

U.S. electronics companies are feeling the pressure of widespread component shortages, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s latest report. Although the overall U.S. manufacturing index — the PMI — remains robust, supply constraints and extended lead times have caused some computer and electronic companies to delay or even miss sales opportunities. “Supply constraints, extended lead…

Distribution

Avnet’s Chuck Delph Departs to Become President of Vallen Distribution

Chuck Delph, Avnet Inc.’s president of Electronics Marketing for the Americas since 2016, is the latest Avnet veteran to depart the company. Delph has been named president of Vallen Distribution, effective April 9, 2018, and will be based in Vallen’s Belmont, NC, headquarters. Delph is among a number of senior executives who have left Avnet…

Master Signs Distribution Deal with CUI

Master Electronics, the 13th largest global distributor of electronic components, announces a global distribution agreement with CUI, Inc. CUI offers an extensive product portfolio; including power, interconnect, motion, audio, and thermal management technologies. Driven by Master’s innovative and industry disruptive marketing tactics and tenured sales team, coupled with CUI’s leading edge products and solutions, this…

Foxconn Unit Buys Belkin for $866M

Foxconn Interconnect Technology Limited (HKG: 6088), a subsidiary of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., and Belkin International, Inc. (Belkin®, Linksys®, Wemo®, Phyn® brands), jointly announced today the signing of a definitive agreement under which FIT agreed to acquire Belkin at US$866 million in cash, creating a global consumer electronics leader. Leveraging Belkin’s strength in research and development capabilities and consumer productschannel ,…