Senior Managers Purchase CUI Inc.’s Electronic Components Business

Today, former senior managers of CUI Inc announced that they have purchased the company’s industry-leading components business from CUI Inc’s publicly-traded parent company, CUI Global. The newly-formed private entity will go to market as CUI Devices and will continue to serve its customers and develop new technologies within its interconnect, audio, thermal management, motion and…

Factory, slows

Electronics Industry Contracts; U.S. Factory Gauge Hits 10-Year Low

U.S. factory activity in September contracted for the second consecutive month to reach its lowest level since June 2009—the end of the last recession. The Institute for Supply Management’s leading manufacturing index, the PMI, registered 47.8 in September, a 1.3 percent drop from August. The demarcation line between expansion and contraction is 50. Business confidence…

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…