ECIAauthorized, ECIA

ECIAauthorized Expands to Non-Association Members

For the past six months, the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) has been in a state of flux. For the procurement community, that became evident though changes to ECIAauthorized, the association’s inventory-aggregation site. In October, some of ECIA’s biggest members – global distributors Arrow Electronics Inc., Avnet Inc. and Electrocomponents plc—left the trade association to…

Mouser Launches New Price and Availability Assistant

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the New Product Introduction (NPI) leader empowering innovation, announces its new Price and Availability Assistant, which allows customers to easily check prices and availability on millions of semiconductors and electronic components. Customers simply drag and drop, type in or load (copy and paste) a parts list with desired quantities for rapid pricing…

Waymo Driver Outlines Component-Rich Robocar

Waymo recently released via Youtube a lecture on “Waymo Driver,” the company’s fifth-generation robocar platform. Presented by YooJung Ahn, head of design at Waymo, the video clip shares the new platform’s basic design ideas. Ultimately, the trick that caught many industry observers’ eyes about the latest robocar was Waymo’s liberal use of various sensors, including…

CUI Global Acquires Utility-Scale Solar EPC Company

CUI Global, Inc. (Nasdaq: CUI) (“CUI Global” or the “Company”) today announced the closing of the acquisition of Reach Construction Group (“Reach”), a privately held engineering, procurement and construction (“EPC”) company, specializing in utility-scale solar construction throughout North America, effective April 1, 2020.   The acquisition offers significant synergies for revenue growth, including Reach’s deep expertise…

NiceLabel Provides Free Subscriptions in Battle Against Covid-19

NiceLabel, a leading global developer of label design software and label management systems, is offering free subscriptions of its cloud-based labeling solution and technical consulting services to organizations that have joined the fight against COVID-19. NiceLabel has launched the non-commercial and non-profit-based initiative in order to help these organizations get much needed deliveries of medical…

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Why the DPA Won’t Cure Covid-19’s Supply Shortages

All over the world, healthcare workers face a critical supply shortage of personal protection equipment (PPE) which prevents cross-contamination between caregivers and patients. Life-saving ventilators are in short supply.  It’s inconceivable that in 2020, the richest country in the world cannot produce enough masks, gowns, shields and equipment in response to the Covid-19 pandemic for…