Avnet Named a 2016 World’s Most Ethical Company

Phoenix, Ariz. – Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, announced today that it was recognized as a 2016 World’s Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. The World’s Most Ethical Companies designation honors those companies that align principle with action, work tirelessly to…

ECIA Meeting to Focus on Innovation, Investment

The ECIA Regional Series continues with an informative meeting on March 15th at the Biltmore Hotel & Suites in Santa Clara. Registration is required to ensure seating capacity. The meeting starts with a social hour at 4:00 p.m. and continues through dinner with three key presentations by local experts focused on industry trends: Russell Hancock, President & CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valleyand founder…

Direct Components Achieves AS9120A Certification

Direct Components Inc., a stocking distributor of electronic components headquartered in Tampa, Florida, is very proud to announce that after an extensive quality audit by NQA, Direct has achieved registration to AS9120A, an international quality standard that was developed for distributors that supply to the aerospace/military industries. AS9120A provides a foundation for a quality management…

ZigBee Alliance Hits Certification Milestone

Davis, Calif. – The ZigBee Alliance, a non-profit association of companies creating, maintaining and delivering open, global standards for the low-power wireless Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the addition of two vice chairmen to its executive committee. Musa Unmehopa, Philips Lighting’s Director of Intellectual Property Standards, moves from Board Secretary and Treasurer to his new…

SIA: Global Semiconductor Sales Slow in January

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $26.9 billion for the month of January 2016, 2.7 percent lower than the previous month’s total of $27.6 billion and 5.8 percent down from the January 2015 total of $28.5 billion. Sales into the Americas were particularly sluggish, decreasing 5.9 percent month-to-month…

E2open Buys Supply Chain Services Company

Austin, Tex. – E2open, the largest and most comprehensive supply chain operating network, today announced that it has acquired Terra Technology, a provider of innovative supply chain solutions that help the world’s largest consumer product companies manage market volatility to make better business decisions. Since 2002, Terra Technology’s solutions have helped companies including Procter & Gamble, Unilever,…

IPC: PCB Book-to-Bill Ratio Rises to 1.04

Bannockburn, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the January 2016 findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales and orders slumped in January, but orders continued to outpace sales, bringing the book-to-bill ratio up to 1.04. Total North American PCB shipments declined 1.6 percent in January 2016 compared…

IPC Joins NextFlex

Bannockburn, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has become a partner of NextFlex, America’s flexible hybrid electronics manufacturing institute, which is based in Mountain View, Calif. As part of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), this new public-private partnership aims to establish America as the global leader in the flexible hybrid electronics manufacturing space.…