Tariffs Wreak ‘Havoc’ as PMI Slows for 3rd Straight Month

Although the U.S. and China have reached a cease-fire on new tariffs, the electronics supply chain remains chaotic, one executive told the Institute for Supply Management. “China tariffs and pending Mexico tariffs are wreaking havoc with supply chains and costs. The situation is crazy, driving a huge amount of work [and] costs, as well as…


ADI, Arrow, channel realignment

Nations Woo Manufacturers in Wake of China Tariffs

Editor’s note: As China’s labor costs increase and tariffs disrupt the supply chain, other nations are lobbying for manufacturers’ attention. Recently, a Vietnam-based manufacturer announced it could help U.S. electronics companies avoid tariffs on Chinese imports.  EPSNews reached out to a number of sources for input on this topic, and heard from Maxine Gordon, Regional…


Rutronik Team to Focus on Start-Ups

Rutronik24, the sales organization of Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH, set up a dedicated team called “BaseCamp” to focus on start-ups, dealing exclusively with the needs and projects of young, innovative companies. In addition to supplying components, the team also offers comprehensive and individually tailored consulting services. To Andrea Bissinger, Director Sales Global at Rutronik24, supporting…