Avnet is Now Accepting Cryptocurrency

Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), a leading global technology solutions company, is working with BitPay, the largest global blockchain payment provider, to accept cryptocurrency for products and services. Today’s developers are looking for flexibility as they take their products to market, and this announcement provides our customers with more convenient ways to complete their financial transactions. “We’re…

Industry Analyst Dale Ford Joins ECIA

ECIA is pleased to welcome Dale Ford to its team in the role of Chief Analyst. Dale is a highly respected industry analyst with extensive experience producing award winning market research. He brings expertise in technology trends, competitive analysis, forecasting and supply/demand research of the electronics, semiconductor and electronics components industries. Mr. Ford has been researching…

counterfeit components, seizures

How to Weaken the Link Between Component Shortages & Counterfeits

Component shortages always prompt OEMs and EMS providers to seek alternative sources. Periods of scarcity also exacerbate the flow of counterfeit devices into the electronics supply chain. The extent of this problem remains an unknown as incidents of counterfeits are under-reported. But there are estimates: The counterfeit semiconductor market has reached $75 billion according to Industry…

Arrow and Freelancer.com Launch Design Platform

Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW), a Fortune 500 leading technology solutions and engineering provider, and Freelancer.com (ASX:FLN), the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace by number of users, today announced the launch of ArrowPlus powered by Freelancer.com. The new platform allows Fortune 500 companies and innovative technology creators to design and build hardware products through access…

Intel’s Chip Sales Outpace Samsung’s in Q4 2018

The declining market for semiconductors used in mobile handsets and enterprise servers led to a realignment in the company market-share ranking for semiconductor manufacturers. While Samsung led semiconductor sales for the past five quarters, Intel outpaced Samsung in the fourth quarter. Intel’s semiconductor sales revenue reached $18.4 billion in the fourth quarter, compared to $15.8…