ECIA Rebrands Components Site; Introduces TrustedParts.com

ECIA has rebranded its ECIAauthorized.com component search engine, which hosts inventory from over 4000 leading component manufacturers. The new website is www.trustedparts.com. Customers can search over 24 million part numbers, with real-time price and availability, while being confident that all the inventory is 100% from authorized sources. “We’ve changed the name to reflect the primary…

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U.S. Supply Execs Prepare Grim Forecast for 2020

U.S. purchasing and supply executives expect the nation’s economic downturn will continue for the rest of the year as the Covid-19 pandemic obscures forecasts in the manufacturing sector. Factory revenue is expected to drop 10.3 percent in 2020 —  down 15.1 percent from December 2019 forecasts. The manufacturing and services sectors are both signaling contraction…

U.S. Moves to Cut Huawei’s Access to Global Chip Suppliers

The global electronics supply chain could be bracing for another disruption as the U.S. government moves to block semiconductor shipments from global chip makers to Huawei Technologies, the Chinese 5G and networking giant. Chip makers deal directly with large global customers such as Huawei, but electronics distributors often manage the logistics of semiconductor shipments to local markets. Most…

Element14 Community Launches Design Challenge to Help Fight COVID-19

Element14, an Avnet community, announced the launch of the “Fighting Germs” Project14 design challenge. The challenge is engaging element14’s problem-solving designers and engineers to find innovative solutions to fighting germs, one of the most efficient ways to slow the spread of COVID-19. The goal of this challenge is for members of the element14 Community to…

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How Covid-19 Could Accelerate the Digital Supply Chain

Supply chain services are getting more creative as the Covid-19 pandemic stresses global commerce and businesses prioritize the safety of their workforce. Online tools and services are becoming more popular with vendors offering free assistance and emphasizing their utility in times of crisis. Tradeshift, an open-source transaction platform, notes buyers, suppliers and their partners all…

Covid-19 Test & PPE Verification Solution Announced

Smartrac, an Avery Dennison (NYSE:AVY) company, and blockchain startup SUKU, today announced a digital verification solution to authenticate COVID-19 testing kits and personal protective equipment (PPE). The NFC-powered platform enables instant verification of authenticity and provides end-to-end supply chain transparency. By equipping COVID-19 test kits and PPE with Smartrac’s CIRCUSTM NFC tags, the solution utilizes…

RFMW Announces Distribution Agreement with San-tron Inc.

RFMW announced a global expansion of their current distribution agreement with San-tron Inc.  Under the agreement, RFMW is franchised for worldwide marketing and sales of San-tron’s portfolio of interconnect solutions. San-tron offers an extensive range of custom and standard radio frequency (RF) coaxial connectors, cable assemblies, precision turned components as well as value added assembly…