How America II Juggles Spot-Market & Scheduled Orders

Now in its 25th year of business, America II has expanded globally and has consistently ranked as one of the top distributors in its market. It hasn’t always been easy – independent (or non- authorized) distributors have faced an uphill battle in establishing themselves as trustworthy sources of supply. America II’s President Brian Ellison spoke…

America II: Evolving the ‘Blended’ Distribution Model

In 1989, Michael Galinski founded America II Electronics Inc. with the intent of building a successful IC distribution company. Today, America II is one of the largest independent distributors of electronic components in the world. Now in its 25th year of business, America II has expanded globally and has consistently ranked as one of the…

Jabil Posts Loss in Q2

Today Jabil Circuit, Inc. (NYSE: JBL), announced preliminary, unaudited financial results for its second quarter of fiscal year 2014. As a result of the anticipated sale of Jabil’s aftermarket services business, this business is reported as “discontinued operations” in the unaudited financial results for all periods presented. The company reported second quarter revenue of $3.6…

Counterfeit Vulnerability: We’re All in the Same Boat

Smith & Associates recently compiled the full report of responses from this year’s annual Global Supply Chain Survey, which considers a number of core topics that shape the semiconductor and electronics industry, including: challenges and concerns, component demand trends,  counterfeit vulnerability and mitigation strategies, sustainability, influential technologies, and the role of independent distributors. Among the…

EMS/ODM Market Reaches $360B in 2013

was The EMS and ODM market valued at about $363.8 billion in 2013. ReportsnReports.com offers the “Global and China EMS and ODM Industry Report, 2013-2014.” The EMS and ODM market covers telecommunications and network equipment, communications terminals (mobile phone), computers (including desktop PC, laptop, Tablet PC), computer peripherals (including HDD, display, printer, etc.), consumer electronics…

Flextronics Expands Lighting Portfolio

Following the introduction of its Lighting Solutions portfolio in October 2013, Flextronics (NASDAQ: FLEX) today announced the addition of two new product lines of energy efficient lighting fixtures to help commercial and industrial businesses lower their facility energy costs and achieve energy efficiency goals. The Company also announced that Architectural SSL magazine awarded a product…

IPC: EMS Growth Set to Resume

Electronics manufacturing services (EMS) providers – with the possible exception of mega-EMS Foxconn – have been struggling to maintain the kind of growth they have experienced in prior years. That’s unlikely to resume given the single-digit profit margins that have become SOP for the industry. However, according to the IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® ,…