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U.S. Manufacturing’s Humming—Except for Shortages and Tariffs

U.S. manufacturers that rely on access to electronic components are on the brink of not being able to fulfill their customers’ orders. But manufacturing is still humming: The Institute for Supply Management’s leading factory index, the PMI, increased by 1.4 percent in May to 58.7. However, comments from the computer and electronics sector indicate OEMs…

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Automation Software Improves EDI in Electronics

It wasn’t that long ago that moving business documents between a company and its partners or customers was a complex, time-consuming, and cumbersome process. It was a highly manual effort, with documents from purchase orders and invoices to receipts and payments exchanged through such means as emails, faxes, and traditional mail. On each end were…

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Avnet Supports Launch of New “Podcast: Not Impossible” Series

What happens when boundless thinking collides with technology to create life-changing innovations? These are the stories Mick Ebeling, founder of Not Impossible Labs, the award-winning R&D lab and content company, will explore in the new podcast series Podcast: Not Impossible.   Throughout the 10-episode season, Ebeling and guests explore true stories of the impossible made “not impossible,” like…

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Infineon to Build New 300-MM Chip Factory

Infineon Technologies AG is to build a new factory for power semiconductors. The market and technology leader in this segment will thereby create the foundation for long-term, profitable growth. A fully automated chip factory for manufacturing 300-millimeter thin wafers will be constructed at the Villach location in Austria alongside the existing production facility. Austria’s Chancellor…

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Digi International Awards Symmetry Electronics

Symmetry Electronics, a leading global distributor of wireless, IoT and video technologies, was named North American Regional Distributor of the Year at Digi’s Global IoT Conference on May 22, 2018. As an authorized distributor of Digi products, Symmetry Electronics provides a focused and curated line card with ready-to-ship inventory for its global customers. Digi International…

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Bourns Names Digi-Key E-Commerce Distributor of the Year

Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced it has selected Digi-Key Electronics as its 2017 North American e-Commerce Distributor of the Year for the second year in a row based on their excellent sales growth and innovative and successful Internet marketing programs. Bourns has been honoring its top-performing distribution partners…

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Component Shortages Exacerbate Counterfeit Worries

Component shortages are keeping engineers and supply chain professionals alike up at night. Further, the desperation to keep the flow of supply moving, many organizations are tempted to go to alternate, unauthorized sources. Although understandable, it may exacerbate the already real problem of counterfeit parts.   “There’s a misconception is that counterfeiting is just semiconductors and…

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