John McKay is the director of purchasing at America II Electronics. In his current role, John oversees the company’s purchasing department and is responsible for the enhancement and growth of America II’s sourcing capabilities. John started his career with America II in 1991, working five years in OEM sales and 15 years as a sales manager. In 2012 he was promoted to business development manager. In this role he was able to execute global solutions through business development by implementing supplier technologies with customers’ evolving demands, while overcoming inter-company barriers to successfully improve efficiencies and profit for the company and its customers.

Lead Times Continue to Stretch for PLX Devices

The acquisition of PLX Technology by Avago is still a very unsettled situation with many variables. Customers still face delivery and pricing concerns as available stock continues to shrink in the market. Rumors abound in the industry of additional prices increases, ranging anywhere from 20 to 100 percent, fueling bigger concerns for both buyers and…

Tight Supply Continues for DDR3 SDRAM

DDR3 SDRAM continues to be the bellwether of the memory market. Despite fluctuations in pricing, product continues to be scarce and lead times continue to be an issue. Lead times for DDR3 memory ranges from 12 to 16 weeks with inventory levels remaining tight. Forecasts are pushing lead times to early 2015 for deliveries. Within…