Vishay Adds Inventory Search Service for Distributor Stock

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced that it is the first manufacturer of passive components to partner with a new API-based global authorized distributor inventory search service from netCOMPONENTS. The time-saving system provides customers on Vishay.com with more accurate and up-to-date authorized distributor inventory availability information on the company’s portfolio, said Vishay. netCOMPONENTS is a global electronic components sourcing…

Electronics Companies Rank Higher for Conflict Minerals Compliance

Electronics companies scored higher than other industries in a ranking of 1,267 publicly-traded companies that filed a Conflict Mineral Disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for 2014. The top 100 ranking, conducted by Tulane University and sponsored by consulting firm Assent Compliance, were based on two key areas – compliance with the U.S.…

Supplyframe Adds Ecliptek Automated Download

Supplyframe, a provider of electronic component research platforms, now includes detailed information for more than 3 million frequency control product part numbers from Ecliptek Corporation. Delivered via Ecliptek’s automated Data Download, the program electronically delivers part numbers, parametric and regulatory data and product descriptions directly to Supplyframe’s users worldwide. It also includes factory stock availability.…

Molex Makes Big Move into Smart LED Lighting

In a move to bolster its LED lighting solutions business, Molex, LLC  is launching its Transcend Connected Lighting System in collaboration with Cisco and luminaire manufacturer partners. The new system is designed to accelerate the deployment of smart LED lighting control using secure network architectures in commercial buildings, educational facilities, healthcare facilities, and manufacturing and…

China’s Role in NAND Flash to Grow

The Chinese semiconductor sector is expected to establish a significant presence in the global NAND flash market over the next two to three years, according to TrendForce. The charge is being led by the Tsinghua Unigroup, which has made significant investments in NAND flash manufacturers over the past year. DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, recently reported…

DRAM Revenue Drops Slightly in Q3

Thanks to DRAM manufacturers reallocating manufacturing capacity from PC DRAM to server DRAM and mobile DRAM production due to more stable prices and higher margins, revenue in the global DRAM industry only fell 1.2 percent in the third quarter of 2015, according to the latest analysis from DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. As a result, the share…

Brand Image: A Big Motivator for Green Supply Chains

Fifty-one percent of supply chain executives in North America consider sustainability a strategic priority, but most of the changes implemented are too small to make a significant impact, according to a new sustainability report from West Monroe Partners, a business and technology consultancy. Conducted in partnership with Loyola University’s Supply and Value Chain Center and…