CDM Expands Cable Assembly Services for Rail Industry

Turnersville, N.J. – CDM Electronics, an authorized distributor of electronic connectors and cables, provides an expanded range of custom and value-added RF coaxial cable assemblies and power jumper cable assemblies to meet the heavy duty, harsh environment requirements of the U.S. and Canadian freight and rail passenger industry.  With growing opportunities for drive systems, communications, and power…

Seagate Moves to Demand-Driven Supply Chain

Seagate Technology has reinvented itself several times since its founding in 1979. Seagate is now the largest disk drive manufacturer in the world with $8 billion in revenue. It was also one of many of the disk drive suppliers that were impacted by devastating floods in Thailand in 2011. Although not directly a result of…

Could IoT Uplift 2016?

The industry’s next white knight has taken many forms, though none has proven as resilient as PC-refresh cycles. Great expectations now rest with the Internet of Things (IoT), which the electronics industry hopes will build into a crescendo of “Things” that will provide demand for components, networking infrastructure, and so forth. This scenario, of course,…

TE Connectivity Primed for Sensors Growth

As forecasts for sensor demand continues to climb, driven in part by the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT) applications, TE Connectivity has been shoring up its sensors business with two key acquisitions over the past year. Both acquisitions are a big part of the $12-billion global interconnectivity provider’s strategy to expand its leadership in harsh…

Component Manufacturers Target Harsh Environments

As demand for electronics components that can be used in harsh environmental conditions continues to increase, interconnect, passive and electromechanical device (IP&E) manufacturers are developing more designs that operate in a wide range of harsh environments, and quite often, also deliver smaller form factors to fit into space-constrained systems and applications. Demand also continues to…

Avnet Builds ‘Supply Chain of Things’

Users and consumers are beginning to see the types of gadgets that will eventually comprise the Internet of Things (IoT). What many can’t yet visualize are the unseen parts of the IoT – the software and services that ultimately are going to determine whether the IoT becomes as ubiquitous and conventional as cellular technology. “Services…

Chip M&A Underscores Significant Global Shift

There’s much to be said about the spate of consolidations this year, to be sure, as EPS’ Bolaji Ojo recently discussed; there are real industry changes afoot. Certainly, much of the transactional strategies have to do with the views into new market positions, and the opportunities to scale and refine oligopolies — among other competitive…

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…