Issues and Trends in Components Distribution

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas to Distribute Identive Group Products

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc., has signed a distribution agreement with Identive Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVE; Frankfurt: INV), a leading provider of RFID and Near Field Communications (NFC) solutions. The agreement provides Avnet’s customers with access to Identive’s broad range of RFID and NFC readers and embedded modules, in addition…

Vishay Intertechnology Awards TTI

TTI announced today the company has received two coveted distributor awards from its long-time supplier partner, Vishay Intertechnology. The awards were presented during the Electronic Distribution Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Recognizing TTI’s overall sales performance and inventory commitment, Vishay awarded TTI the prestigious Full-Service Distributor of the Year award. For outstanding performance for passives…

GainSpan and Future Electronics Sign Global Distribution Pact

GainSpan Corporation, a leader in ultra-low power Wi-Fi connectivity for the Internet of Things, today announced that it has signed a worldwide distribution partnership with Future Electronics, a global leader in electronics distribution, to help expand and focus its existing distribution network. GainSpan needed a large distributor that is aligned with its MCU partners. GainSpan believes…

Element14 Partners with TE Connectivity on China Industrial Control and Material Handling Solutions

Element14 has partnered with TE Connectivity to showcase the latest products specifically for material handling and industrial control. This will be launched in key cities in China in the coming weeks, where customers will receive the latest product and technology updates and demonstrations of the newest products for industrial control; in applications such as HMI…

Mouser to Distribute ADI Products

Mouser Electronics, Inc. today announced it has entered into a worldwide distribution agreement with Analog Devices, Inc., a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal-processing applications. The agreement covers Analog Devices’ complete product portfolio, including data converters, amplifiers, MEMS, DSPs, RF and power management ICs and associated development tools. Analog Devices (ADI) designs and manufactures…

Arrow’s Q1 “In Line With Expectations”

Component buyers around the world remain cautious about adding inventory — a trend reflected in flat revenue growth among electronics distributors. Lackluster demand is expected to continue through the second quarter, Arrow Electronics Inc.’s executives said, although more in line with seasonality. For its first quarter ended in March, Arrow’s results were in line with…

Tool or Platform: The Cloud’s Role in the Supply Chain

Although the cloud is considered a platform rather than a tool, aspects of the cloud are particularly well-suited to supply chain management (SCM). Among the advantages of cloud solutions tailored for SCM are speed, visibility, ease-of-use and low cost of implementation. Two companies,   E2open Inc. and GT Nexus, have been particularly active in the supply…