Avnet Launches Store on Alibaba’s Chinese B2B Site

Avnet Inc. is expanding its offerings in China by launching a super store on Alibaba Group’s China-focused B2B purchasing and wholesale marketplace 1688.com. Through an alliance with Alibaba Cloud, the electronics distributor will also enable services such as IoT prototyping. As China’s largest wholesale platform for industrial products, 1688.com is home to more than 10…

TTI Adds All Sensors to North American Line Card

TTI, Inc., a leading specialty distributor of electronic components, has announced today the company has entered into a North America distribution agreement with All Sensors Corporation, an Amphenol company. All Sensors is an industry leader in the design and manufacturing of ultra-low pressure sensors. Lew LaFornara, TTI Vice President, Supplier Marketing, commented, “All Sensor’s line…

Li-ion, batteries

3 Ways New Li-Ion Transit Rules Impact Small Device Builders

Lithium-ion (Li-ion) is the most commonly used rechargeable battery type in small consumer electronics today. But as demands for smaller devices continue to grow, so does the awareness around the shortcomings of this popular chemistry—namely its propensity to catch fire. Li-ion batteries are classified as hazardous. And as such, stringent regulations regarding their handling and…

America II Enters Global Deal With Good-Ark Semi

America II Electronics, LLC, one of the world’s largest distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, has entered into a global distribution agreement with Good-Ark Semiconductor, a leading global discrete semiconductor manufacturer. “Good-Ark has an outstanding reputation as a manufacturer across the globe,” said Joe Vattimo, Sr. Director of Franchised Products for America II Electronics. “We…

IPC: PCB Market Turns Corner

 IPC’s 2019 Annual Report on the North American PCB Industry, published last week, shows that the PCB industry in North America has turned a corner. For the first time in five years, domestic PCB production grew in 2018. North America’s PCB market also grew last year by nearly eight percent, solidifying the turnaround that began…

Mouser and Stanley Electric Sign Global Agreement

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, announces a new global distribution partnership with Stanley Electric Co., Ltd., an industry leader in automotive lighting solutions. Through the agreement, Mouser is now stocking a broad assortment of Stanley Electric lighting devices, including surface…

Semiconductor M&A Accelerates in 2019

After slowing in the past couple years, semiconductor merger and acquisition activity strengthened in the first eight months of 2019 with the combined value of about 20 M&A agreement announcements reaching $28.0 billion for the purchase of chip companies, business units, product lines, intellectual property (IP), and wafer fabs between January and the end of…