M&A Still Fuels Growth in Midmarket Businesses

Electronics companies are among some of the largest publically traded businesses in the world; yet there is still a healthy population of companies with revenue of $500 million or less. One of the ways these companies intend to grow is through merger and acquisition (M&A), a trend that is still popular in the electronics industry.…

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Would You Share Your Supply Chain?

Would you, as head of supply chain, purchasing, manufacturing or the CEO of an electronics manufacturing company, agree to a shared supply chain? If you said “No” and work at a company that outsources any of the supply chain functions – components sourcing, production, logistics and repairs and warranty fulfillment – you most likely are…

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Avnet Hosts Microsemi Workshops

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), will host a series of SpeedWay Design Workshops™, featuring Microsemi Corporation’s (NASDAQ: MSCC) new, low-power, cost-optimized IGLOO®2 FPGAs. The workshops, taught by Avnet technical experts, kick off Feb. 25 in San Jose, Calif., and will be held in 26 cities throughout North America.…

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LSI/Avago Merger: A Union of Impeccable Lineage

The evolution of the electronics industry is endlessly fascinating. Companies are born, grow up, raise children (spinoffs), die (bankruptcy or acquisition), and then often are reincarnated. A recently proposed multibillion-dollar marriage of two chip companies is a classic example. In December, Avago Technologies Ltd. announced it would acquire LSI Corp. for $6.6 billion. Each of…

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Ecliptek Adds Arrow to Data Download Program

In a move to help more customers quickly find and purchase frequency control devices, Arrow Electronics, Inc. has implemented Ecliptek’s Data Download on Arrow’s product lifecycle platform available via arrow.com. This gives buyers of frequency control devices, including crystals, quartz oscillators, and MEMS oscillators, access to more than 500,000 products. Results are based on either…

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