Avnet Outlines its Post-Maxim Strategy

Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) is not commenting on changes in its distribution network now that the acquisition of Maxim Integrated Products has been finalized. But Phil Gallagher, CEO of distributor Avnet Inc., is addressing the merger for the first time since Maxim dropped two of its global broadline distributors, Avnet and one unconfirmed company. “The…

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Shortages & Prices Slow U.S. Manufacturing Activity

U.S. manufacturing activity slowed in October as record-long materials lead times, shipping bottlenecks and component shortages took their toll on factories. The Institute for Supply Management’s PMI dipped 0.3 percent to 60.8. last month although long-term demand signals remain robust. “New order levels remain expansive and low-customer inventories are positive for future production,” said Tim…

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Talking With KATEK CEO Rainer Koppitz – Part One – The Genesis of a Plan

In this series of short excerpts from an interview conducted by industry journalist Philip Spagnoli Stoten, KATEK CEO Rainer Koppitz explore the strategy, vision and ambition behind the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider. In the last 30 months Munich-based KATEK has risen from a concept within private equity firm Primepulse to one of the five…

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Avnet FY Q1 Sales up 18.2%; Farnell Surges

Avnet, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVT) today announced results for its first quarter ended October 2, 2021. Highlights include: First quarter sales of $5.6 billion, up 18.2% year over year with diluted EPS of $1.10 First quarter adjusted diluted EPS of $1.22 Electronic Components and Farnell operating margins increased to 3.2% and 10.9%, respectively Commenting on the Company’s financial results,…

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EMS, KATEK, agility

How EMS KATEK Practices Sourcing Agility

Electronics manufacturing services (EMS) companies, like most manufacturers, are trying to manage though a severe component shortage that’s expected to last well into next year. One European EMS provider, KATEK Group, has implemented several strategies – including a shortage task force – to maintain production levels. Components are just one part of the supply chain…

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Sensor, Actuator & Discrete Sales Surge in 2021

A year after the deadly Covid-19 pandemic began in 2020, causing lockdowns worldwide and a deep global economic recession, sales of sensors, actuators, and discrete semiconductors are sharply higher in 2021 due to a resurgence in demand across many rebounding end-use markets and significant price increases for parts in short supply.  However, optoelectronics sales growth…

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Supply Chain Analytics: Significant Growth Through 2027

According to a recent study from market research firm Graphical Research, the global supply chain analytics market size is set to register a significant growth during the forecast timeframe. The COVID-19 pandemic played an important role in creating effective virtual supply chain analytics services. Large-scale companies are adopting these solutions to help them formulate supply…

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Raltron Expands European Sales Network

Raltron Electronics, a global leader in high performance frequency management components and antenna products, announces the expansion of the relationship with Redtree Solutions Ltd, as its new manufacturer’s sales representative for Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, and Romania. Redtree will support Raltron’s entire product line including crystals, oscillators, VCXO, TCXO, OCXO,…

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Reshoring Success Stories in a Challenging Environment

The last two years have touched almost every supply chain imaginable.  Even before the pandemic started in earnest, American manufacturers were already interested in reshoring. Back in 2019, manufacturers wanted to reduce their dependence on foreign markets and cut their carbon footprints.  But now as demand for components continues to outpace supply — some analysts…

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