Don’t Underestimate the Passives Shortage

Admittedly, it is ICs that will get the majority of attention when it comes to electronic system design, with the supporting passive components too often receiving very little of the limelight. Nevertheless, their value should certainly not be underestimated. The passives incorporated into electronic hardware have important roles to play when it comes to ensuring…

Kyocera AVX Brand Rolled Out for Components Business

Kyocera Corporation and AVX Corporation  today announced that the companies have established a new integrated brand “Kyocera AVX” to be used for the Kyocera group’s electronic components business starting in October, 2021 (or later) following the integration of Kyocera’s “Corporate Electronic Components Group” and “AVX” into a new segment, “Electronic Components Business” as of April…

ECIA: Component & Product Demand Surges to Dramatic High

Optimism in the electronics market is surging, according to ECIA, bolstering data from a national manufacturing index that reached a 37-year high in March. The ECIA’s Electronic Component Sales Trend (ECST) monthly survey, which assesses month-to-month sales growth sentiment, leapt up between 26 and 27 points in component and end-market measures from February to March.…

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Demand Surges, Supply Tightens at U.S. Factories

Demand remains high for U.S.- made products even as manufacturers contend with price increases, labor shortages and supply constraints. The Institute for Supply Management’s PMI reached a three-year high in February to 60.8, an increase of 2.1 percentage points from the January reading. Signs for future demand remain strong, but supply chain pressures are unlikely…

Rutronik and Kemet Sign Global Partnership

With its extensive range of products such as MLCCs, tantalum, film, and electrolytic capacitors, as well as inductors, varistors, and sensors, KEMET Corporation, part of the YAGEO Group and a wholly-owned subsidiary of YAGEO Corporation, now complements the active and passive portfolio of Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH. The franchise applies worldwide and enables both companies…

Orion Fans Expands DC Fan Portfolio

Thermal management devices are an essential component of any piece of electronics equipment from laptop computers to servers. In the cooling world, designers often select “modified standard” products to meet their specific cooling requirements. However, these devices also need to be available through second sources. Like most electronics components, purchasers are demanding second sources to ensure…

2 Acquisitions in 2 Years: Sager Buys Norvell

When several now-global distributors were busy gobbling up competitors in the 1990s, Sager Electronics maintained its laser-focus on its specialty products – IP&E—and its position in the Americas market. Although not historically acquisitive, Sager – with its announcement it would acquire Norvell Electronics Inc., headquartered in Carrollton, Texas, — has made its second acquisition in…

Distribution: Masters of Problem-Solving

As electronics component sales and service organizations, distributors assist customers in a variety of ways. Master Electronics of Santa Monica, CA, prefers to call its role “problem-solving.” “We will do anything at this company that makes business sense for ourselves and the customer,” says Riad Nizam, vice president of sales for Master Electronics. “If you…