Excess and Obsolete Inventory: Everybody’s Responsible

The Supply Chain Resource Cooperative held its first ever “Executive Roundtable on Excess and Obsolete Inventory” on the NC State campus on October 25, 2017. The event was attended by 25 executives from a variety of different industries and backgrounds. Inventory Management Partners, LLC sponsored the event, and helped craft the format and content for…

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How Intel’s Using the Smart Factory to Improve the Supply Chain

Significant change is coming to the manufacturing arena. As artificial intelligence, the industrial IoT and the smart factory begin to transform production, Intel Corp. is gauging the impact such technologies will have on manufacturing and the supply chain — and the humans that oversee these complex operations. The benefits of smart factories are many: autonomous…

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Component Shortages Define First Half of 2018…& Beyond

High capacitance base metal electrode multilayered ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs), resistors, semiconductors, graphics cards: the list of electronics products in short supply continues to grow. Component makers, distributors, and OEMs alike are concerned as industry pundits point to the possibility of shortages lasting years.   The reasons are myriad. New and evolving markets, including automotive, defense,…

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Mouser Electronics Expands Mexico Office

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading new product introduction distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is pleased to announce a significant expansion of its customer service and support center in Guadalajara, Mexico. The new and expanded customer service center will serve local electronic design engineers, buyers and hardware innovators in the region,…

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TT Electronics Completes Acquisition of Stadium Group

TT Electronics plc today announces that it has completed the acquisition of Stadium Group plc.  Stadium is a leading supplier of design-led technologies with product capabilities including connectivity solutions, power supplies, human machine interface (HMI) and electronic assemblies. Stadium designs and manufactures products for a wide range of applications including the smarter home, industrial robotics,…

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ECIA Adds Eight New Members

ECIA is pleased to welcome the following eight companies to its roster of prominent electronic component distributors, suppliers and manufacturers’ reps. From the component manufacturer sector, Cypress Semiconductor, Marquardt Switches, Samtec, and Leader Tech Inc. have joined the organization recently. From the distributor community, ECIA welcomes Component Distributors, Inc. and Benchmark Connector Corporation. Strategic Automation Services and John F. Kilfoil Company, both manufacturers’ rep organizations, have…

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C&K Acquires Vuillermoz

C&K, one of the world’s most trusted brands of high-quality electromechanical switches, today announces that it has acquired the company Vuillermoz, a micro-mechanical components and tooling company located in St. Claude, France. With over 20 years of experience, Vuillermoz provides precision components and customized tooling to a variety of market segments including medical, industrial, and…

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