Why is Distribution Outperforming Suppliers?

This past financial quarter has driven home the adage that business concentration among a few large customers has its downside.  For example, although Apple Inc. sold almost 48 billion iPhones in Q2, many of its suppliers – according to CNN and others – were “getting crushed:” Just look at Cirrus Logic (CRUS), which makes micro chips…

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What the IoT Means for the Future of Electronics Purchasing

Apple recently caused a flurry of excitement due to its recent announcement that HomeKit—a framework for communicating with accessories via smartphone—will soon be able to control a wide range of connected devices such as motion sensors, home security systems and carbon dioxide monitors. Throughout the next 10 years more than 50 billion Internet-connected devices will…

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Semiconductor Consolidation Drives 1H15 M&A

In high-tech “disruptive” is a good thing. Disruption was the driving force behind the majority of the high-technology mergers and acquisitions in the first half of 2015, with acceleration in deal-making during Q2. Corporate technology buyers pushed 2Q15 deals to a record $127.2 billon, which is higher than any quarter since 2000 and up 65…

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Lindsley Ruth: From Now it’s ‘Customer First’ at Electrocomponents

Lindsley Ruth is recruiting at Electrocomponents Plc but only visionary executives prepared to do whatever it will take to exceed customer expectations should apply. Several months into his tenure as Group CEO of the British components distributor, Ruth is casting his eyes over the industry landscape, searching for inspired leaders who can help re-energize the…

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Four Mega Trends Drive Battery Innovations

Advances in wearable devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) are being mirrored by innovations in battery technologies that include flexible, thin, stretchy, curved, foldable, and pin-sized form factors, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan. The four “Mega Trends” powering battery growth are “connectivity and convergence, smart is the new green, future…

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TTI Receives Raytheon Award

TTI, Inc. the leading global distributor of passive, interconnect, electromechanical and discrete components, has received recognition from Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems as a 3-Star Supplier Excellence Award winner for 2014. The award ceremony was held at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business instituted the annual Supplier Excellence Awards program to recognize…

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