Issues and Trends in Components Distribution

Sager Names Shannon Freise Senior VP of Operations

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power, Electromechanical, and Thermal solutions and provider of value-add solutions, today announces the promotion of Shannon Freise to Senior Vice President of Operations for the organization. Ms. Freise has been with Sager Electronics for over 23 years. The role of Senior Vice President of Operations encompasses…

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.…

ECIA Announces New Environmental Compliance Advisor Roles

In light of the continued acceleration of global legislation to protect the environment, ECIA’s Global Industry Practices Committee has established advisory positions to enable ECIA members to gain better awareness about regulations that substantially affect the electronic components industry. Don Elario, ECIA’s Vice President of Industry Practices explains the need for these new advisors. “The…

Phoenics Named Exclusive U.S. Distributor for Synaptics  

Phoenics Electronics (an Avnet company (Nasdaq: AVT)) is the new exclusive distributor for Synaptics (Nasdaq: SYNA) in North America. Phoenics will extend available capabilities for Synaptics’ advanced technologies including technical design, logistics and purchasing support. “This collaboration gives our customers in North America best-in-class access and support to the entire Synaptics portfolio,” said Phil Kumin,…

RFMW to Distribute Marki Microwave

RFMW announces a global distribution agreement with Marki Microwave of Morgan Hill, California. Under the agreement, RFMW is franchised for worldwide marketing and sales of Marki Microwaves’ portfolio of broadband, low conversion loss, and highly linear mixers, high directivity, low return loss couplers and directional bridges, well-balanced power dividers and hybrid couplers, and many other…

RFMW Appoints Americas Business Development Manager

RFMW announces the addition of a new Business Development Manager for the Americas specializing in RF Power applications support. Leonard Pelletier is a high energy, creative engineering expert on RF power amplifier design and RF component applications. Mr. Pelletier’s substantial background comes from his experience working for a major RF power semiconductor manufacturer that specializes…

ECIA Alerts Members on Coming EPA Ban of PIP 3:1

ECIA, in collaboration with NAM, is following an important EPA action that will impact component manufacturers, especially those in the supply chain for electro-mechanical components. The Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that the chemical phenol, isopropylated, phosphate (3:1) (PIP 3:1) poses a risk to the…