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ST Aims for Higher Distribution Sales

STMicroelectronics N.V. is envisioning a day when up to 35 percent of its sales would be derived through components distributors, a move that potentially could add several billions annually to the total available market (TAM) for big and medium-size channel partners. The Geneva, Switzerland-based semiconductor manufacturer has in the past sold its products mainly through…

What Distributor Results Say About The Industry

Broadline electronics distributors sell everything from IP&E products to semiconductors and systems, so their quarterly results provide a snapshot into the overall health in the global market. As Arrow Electronics Inc. and Avnet Inc. report their results for the June quarter, it’s clear the environment remains challenging. Both distributors saw sales increase for the quarter: …

EMS Providers Just Can’t Stop the Cost-Cutting

Contract manufacturers may be able to one day put away their cost-cutting scalpel but that won’t be for a while going by events in the market today. In the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) sector, cost-cutting and never-ending rounds of corporate reorganizations have become a way of life as customers and their contractors engage in a…

SGI Names Jabil Key Supply Chain Partner

Jabil Circuit Inc. has been selected by Silicon Graphics International Corp. as its main contract manufacturer and provider of other supply chain services as the enterprise computing and storage equipment vendor continued its recovery and cost-reduction programs. SGI said the agreement would give it greater supply chain flexibility by allowing it to respond swiftly to…