What Distributors Really Think about Amazon Business

Amazon Business, the B2B unit of Amazon.com, attended this year’s EDS conference for component manufacturers, distributors, and manufacturers’ representatives for the first time, driving a few distributors to tackle the issue of channel disruptors. Clearly, e-tailers like Amazon Business and Alibaba are a concern to the distribution channel as they directly compete with them. Authorized…

Optimism Rules at EDS

There were no doom and gloom reports for 2016 at the Electronics Distribution Show (EDS) in May. Most electronic component distributors and manufacturers were “cautiously optimistic” about 2016, expecting low- to high-single-digit percentage growth. Many expect to see a repeat of 2015 but have much higher growth expectations for 2017. In 2015, the electronic components…

Taking LED Controllers to the Next Level

Selecting a LED controller for your lighting application is not an easy task. There are a host of device variations that have to be considered along with the expertise of the power supply designer. But assuredly most purchasers of LED controllers are looking to accomplish three things – lower system losses (higher efficiency), achieve a…