Sager Expands Power Solutions Center

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components and provider of value-add solutions, has relocated its Power Solutions Center (PSC) to a 64,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility in Carrollton, TX. The new facility is 70% larger than Sager’s existing location, and will include 20,500 square feet of value-add production space…

TE Adds Online Store as Part of its Digital Strategy

TE Connectivity, one of the largest and most diverse manufacturers of connectors, sensors and passive components, has expanded its purchasing, pricing, availability and delivery offerings via its TE Store. Although similar services are offered by TE distributors, TE’s chief eBusiness and digital officer Nitin Mathur said there is a large population of global users that…

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America II Grows Globally With Advanced MP Buy

One of the electronics industry’s largest hybrid distributors – America II Electronics—has acquired another leading hybrid, Advanced MP Technology. The combination of two companies—an estimated $427 million in revenue—would rank the company 15th on EPSNews’ Top Global Distributors List. Both companies have been augmenting their independent – or non-authorized – distribution model with franchised suppliers.…

How the Supply Chain Developed an IP&E Shortage

Editor’s note: The most ubiquitous components in any electronics design – interconnects, passives and electromechanical (IP&E) devices – are in the midst of an unprecedented supply shortage. What distinguishes this scarcity from others is the broad base of markets that are desperate for IP&E. OEMs are facing idle production lines while they wait for devices…

Mouser and Marvell Enter Global Distribution Pact

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, announces a global distribution agreement with Marvell Semiconductor, Inc., a provider of storage, processing, networking, security and connectivity semiconductor solutions. Mouser will distribute Marvell® industry-leading Fast Ethernet and Alaska® Gigabit Ethernet physical layer (PHY) transceivers.…

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Electronics Leads August’s Red-Hot Factory Activity

Following a slight cool-down period in July, the nation’s factory activity is running hot. The Institute for Supply Management’s domestic production index, the PMI, grew by 3.2 percentage points to reach 61.3 in August. Any number above 50 indicates expansion. Moreover, the ISM’s leading sub-indexes, new orders and production, surged. New orders registered 65.1 percent, an…

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Component Obsolescence: Managing the Unmanageable

Manufacturers of long-lifecycle products have been trying to “manage” component obsolescence for decades. The decision to end a device’s useful life (EOL) is solely in the hands of original component manufacturers (OCMs). Therefore, equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have been largely forced into a reactive, rather than proactive, stance in terms of obsolescence management. The challenges have…