Mouser, Aconno Sign Global Distribution Agreement

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, announces a global distribution agreement with aconno, developers of technology that helps reduce the barriers between software, hardware, and connected things. Through the new distribution agreement, Mouser is stocking aconno’s Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, including the ACN52832 Bluetooth® Smart module, ACD52832 development board, and ACNPROG programmer. The heart…

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Global Semiconductor Sales Rise 24% in August

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $35.0 billion for the month of August 2017, an increase of 23.9 percent compared to the August 2016 total of $28.2 billion and 4.0 percent more than the July 2017 total of $33.6 billion. All major regional markets posted both year-to-year and month-to-month increases…

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Methode Acquires Pacific Insight

Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: MEI) (“Methode”), a global developer of custom engineered and application-specific products and solutions, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Pacific Insight Electronics Corp. (“Pacific Insight”), a global lighting, electronics and full-service solutions provider to the transportation industry, in a cash transaction. Methode funded the total consideration of approximately US$114 million with available cash…

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Sager Acquires Power Sources Unlimited

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components and provider of value-add solutions, today announced that it has acquired the distribution and supply business of Power Sources Unlimited, Inc., (PSUI) a specialty distributor of power conversion products headquartered in Wrentham, Massachusetts. Frank Flynn, President of Sager Electronics, stated, “PSUI is…

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Can Millennials Cope With a Component Shortage?

As Baby Boomers make way for Millennials in the high-tech workforce, a new generation gap is yawning. The population reared in the digital age is engaging with colleagues whose golden rule is face-to-face communication. The current electronics market will test the skills of both generations. The electronics supply chain hasn’t faced a severe components shortage…

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