America II Acquires Advanced MP Technology

America II is pleased to announce that, effective September 14, 2018, it has acquired Advanced MP Technology, Inc. (“Advanced MP”), a leading global distributor of electronic components headquartered in San Clemente, California. The strategic synergies of our combined years of experience will significantly enhance our already expanding regional capabilities and customer coverage to bring the best…

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Seed River Announces Strategic Engagement with AON3D

Phoenix, AZ – Building on a multi‐generational passion for entrepreneurial technology, Seed River investment firm announces a new strategic engagement with AON3D. Selected from over a half‐dozen candidates, AON3D is bringing economies and innovation to industrial 3D printing. “We’re excited to engage with AON3D by providing strategic and financial resources,” said Jamil Nizam, Managing Director…

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Mouser and Marvell Enter Global Distribution Pact

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, announces a global distribution agreement with Marvell Semiconductor, Inc., a provider of storage, processing, networking, security and connectivity semiconductor solutions. Mouser will distribute Marvell® industry-leading Fast Ethernet and Alaska® Gigabit Ethernet physical layer (PHY) transceivers.…

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Does IIoT Rewards Outweigh Risks for the Supply Chain?

Editor’s note: The IoT and the industrial IoT (IIoT) provide the capability for all stakeholders in the electronics supply chain to seamlessly connect and share critical data. Visibility from the moment a component begins production through its end-of-life is possible through these leading-edge applications. But there are also real dangers to the networks that link supply…

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MCU Sales to Reach Record Highs Through 2022

The market for microcontrollers (MCUs) —the IC industry’s original system-on-chip (SoC) product category—is expected to continue hitting record-high annual revenues through 2022 after worldwide sales dropped 6 percent in 2016 because of a slowdown in MCU unit shipments. After drawing down MCU inventories in 2016, systems manufacturers stepped up purchases of microcontrollers in 2017 with unit…

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ERA Introduces Jeff Shafer of J.D. Shafer Consulting Inc. as its Latest Expert Access Consultant

The Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) announced that it has added a new industry consultant, Jeff Shafer, to its Expert Access member program.  Shafer is owner/president of J.D. Shafer Consulting Inc. He has more than 35 years of experience in sales, product management, marketing, operations, program management and quality, supporting domestic and international business. Previously, Shafer…

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Event Will Focus on Securing the Future: Your Business, Your Talent, Your Customers

Atlanta, GA – ECIA is pleased to announce that respected industry veteran, Phil Gallagher, will headline this year's 2018 Executive Conference October 21-23 at Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel in Rosemont, IL. Gallagher is the global president for the electronic components business at Avnet. He leads the company’s broadline distribution business with four regional presidents reporting to him — spanning the Americas, Europe and Asia. He also oversees supplier relationships, global procurement, and supply chain services. Gallagher’s keynote presentation will focus on the opportunities as well as…

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Descartes MacroPoint Capacity Matching Helps Freight Brokers Address Tight Transportation Capacity Market

WATERLOO, Ontario (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)  — Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that it has successfully deployed its advanced capacity matching solution, Descartes MacroPoint Capacity Matching, with several freight brokers. The solution provides freight brokers with greater visibility to the transportation capacity available within their network of…

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