Digi-Key Extends Partnership With Precogs

Digi-Key Electronics, one of the largest electronic component distributors in the world, has renewed its partnership agreement with Paris-based startup, Precogs. Precogs pairs market data on individual component parts with customer needs based on their predetermined strategies for price, quality and availability. Precogs’ solution is directly integrated with the customer ERP. This integration provides seamless…

Mouser Electronics Adds New ECAD Functionalities to Website

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the New Product Introduction (NPI) leader empowering innovation, is pleased to announce new features to the ECAD resources on its millions of product detail pages on its website, Mouser.com. Together with SamacSys, a global leader in electronic component library solutions, Mouser provides customers with an array of design resources including PCB footprints,…

Newark Inks Exclusive Deal With NIC Components

Newark, the Development Distributor, today announced it is the exclusive high service distributor for passive components supplier NIC Components Corp. in North America. This partnership provides design engineers with a wide spectrum of passive technologies with pin for pin cross capabilities. The expansive range of passive technologies offered by NIC Components through Newark allows design…

steel, tariffs, contracts

U.S. Manufacturing Contracts as Steel Tariffs Loom Large

 The U.S. manufacturing index contracted for the fourth straight month in November — just as the Trump administration resurrected steel and aluminum tariffs on Argentina and Brazil. Global trade issues, according to the Institute for Supply Management, remain the top cross-industry concern for America’s manufacturers as the year ends.  The ISM’s PMI dropped by 0.2…

Government Issues Final Rule on Anti-Counterfeit Measures

The Department of Defense, NASA and the General Services Administration are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to require contractors and subcontractors to report to the Government-Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP) certain counterfeit or suspect counterfeit parts and certain major or critical nonconformances. To date, reporting suspicious products to GIDEP has…

Gowanda Expands Passives Lines via RCD Components Acquisition

Gowanda Components Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of RCD Components, headquartered in Manchester, New Hampshire. RCD is a manufacturer of passive components – including resistors, capacitors, coils and delay lines – for the commercial, military and aerospace industries. This is the ninth acquisition for GCG within the last seven years. “The addition of…

Supply Chain Outlook 2020: Defining Competitiveness

Supply chains, more than ever, play an important role in defining competitiveness. However, emerging strategies for better managing spend and supplier relationships are helping to strengthen supply chain resilience and drive business growth. There’s no going back. We don’t visualize any situation where supply chain organizations can begin taking their foot off the pedal. Economic…