Issues and Trends in Components Distribution

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…

Mark Shiring, ebm-papst, Inc. Named ECIA Board Chair-Elect

ECIA is happy to announce that Mark Shiring, President of ebm-papst, Inc. has been chosen Chair-Elect of the ECIA Board of Directors.   “Our company and employees are active participants in the association,” said Shiring. “ECIA provides a forum to share ideas and develop solutions that enable member companies to improve their business environment.  It is…

Allied Expands Product Portfolio

Allied Electronics & Automation has strengthened its robust roster of more than 500 world-class suppliers with the addition of motors from Leeson and Marathon; Gates power transmission products; sensors from Amphenol SGX Sensortech; Eclipse CCTV security/body temperature scanners; and SpillTech sorbents. The additional product categories now available from these suppliers enhance Allied’s available selection of…

C&K Adds Distributor Astute Electronics

C&K, the leading manufacturer of high reliability electromechanical switches, has signed regional distributor Astute Electronics to better support its growing customer base. Astute Electronics offers superior engineering and design services that enable customers to shorten design cycles and simplify the supply chain process. Astute Electronics will support C&K in Australia, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Turkey and…

Digi-Key Adds Feitian Technologies

Digi-Key Electronics, which offers the world’s largest selection of electronic components in stock for immediate shipment, announced that it has expanded its Marketplace product portfolio to include a distribution partnership with FEITIAN Technologies. FEITIAN offers a wide array of two-factor/multi-factor (2FA/MFA) hardware authentication tokens, security keys, and other cybersecurity solutions. This partnership is Digi-Key’s first…

Avnet Adds Cypress Semiconductor Products to its Linecard

Customers of leading global technology solutions provider Avnet will now have access to the full portfolio of Cypress Semiconductor solutions as part of the Infineon product line. Avnet’s customers around the world can now access and integrate Cypress’ suite of hardware, software and security solutions for their technology projects and initiatives, especially in the automotive,…

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Managing the Semiconductor Shortage of 2021, Part 2

A perfect storm of events have converged to create the semiconductor shortage of 2021.  High-level collaboration across the electronics supply chain could make the deficit less painful, experts say. Shortages often prompt less-than-optimum purchasing behaviors. Competitive bidding for inventory drives prices up. Exceptions to approved vendor lists become common. And double-ordering – where purchase orders…

Managing the Semiconductor Shortage of 2021, Part 1

The burgeoning semiconductor shortage of 2021 hit chipmakers “like a ton of bricks,” according to one distributor.  Of course, that’s not the phrase semiconductor suppliers would use. But the supply chain is in the midst of a perfect storm. A convergence of events is creating what’s expected to be a shortage of CPUs, MPUs, memory,…

Avnet’s Next Test: Avoiding the Serial Restructuring Trap

Avnet Inc. Is mending. It is not hale and hearty yet, though, and as it revels in recent financial wins, the distributor confronts a new challenge: shaking off the impression that it has fallen into an inescapable restructuring corkscrew. The perception that Avnet is perennially retooling operations clashes hard with the image that CEO William…