Report: U.S. Trade Policies Have Not Triggered Reshoring

The tariffs that President Donald Trump has slapped on Chinese imports haven’t sparked the widespread return of manufacturers to the U.S. that Trump envisioned, according to A.T. Kearney’s latest Reshoring Index. The United States has made significant changes to its trade policy with the specific intent of bringing manufacturing home. However, imports from 14 traditional…

Avnet Promotes Chan to CIO

Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), a leading global technology solutions provider, today announced the promotion of Max Chan to Chief Information Officer (CIO), reporting to MaryAnn Miller, Chief Administrative Officer. Chan has been serving as the head of global information solutions (GIS) within Avnet since November 2018. As CIO, Chan is responsible for all information technology (IT)…

Kemet’s Tantalum Caps Exempt From China Tariffs

KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, announced today that its request to have Tantalum Polymer capacitors excluded from the Section 301 Chinese tariffs has been approved by the U.S. Trade Representative. Effective immediately, Tantalum Polymer capacitors (tantalum capacitors having a conductive polymer cathode, as further described in U.S. Harmonized Tariff…

Smith Completes Phase 2 of European Distribution Center Expansion

Smith, a global distributor of electronic components and semiconductors, today announces that its European distribution center in Amsterdam has finalized the second phase of its expansion. Phase two included installation of a facility-wide HVAC system with automated temperature and humidity controls, increased physical security measures, developments to the company’s functional and counterfeit detection labs, dedicated…

Vishay Intertechnology Reduces MLCC Lead Times

In keeping with the company’s commitment to supporting its multilayer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) customers, Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced new reduced lead times for its MLCCs. “In response to the global MLCC shortage, our MLCC division undertook a capacity expansion project to increase production output,” said Dave Valletta, executive vice president, worldwide sales,…

Distributors Assist Brands as They Enter Foreign Markets

Component manufacturers have the ambition to enter foreign markets but may face difficulty establishing their brands. Tapping into an emerging market – especially a largely fragmented region with differences in language, culture and levels of business maturity – can be daunting. Should suppliers establish a direct presence, acquire a local business or partner with a…