refurbished, electronics, Back Market

Why Refurbished Electronics are Getting a Second Look

A “perfect storm” is brewing for consumer electronics marketplace Back Market. The items it specializes in – refurbished smartphones, PCs, tablets and their ilk – are in high demand as professionals and students work from home during the coronavirus pandemic. In many regions of the world, unemployment has skyrocketed, so consumers are increasingly budget-conscious. Finally,…


Gartner Identifies Top Supply Chain Tech Trends for 2020

Gartner, Inc. has identified the top 8 supply chain technology trends in 2020. Gartner analysts have selected strategic supply chain technology trends that have a high potential for positive impact on people, performance and industries. Some are now reaching critical tipping points in capability and maturity. “The vast majority of organizations have a cautious approach…


Allied Adds RichTech,, Schmersal, Klüber Lubrication and OKDo

As part of the continuous expansion of its range of ready-to-ship products, Allied Electronics & Automation is adding product lines from RichTech,, Schmersal, Klüber Lubrication and OkDo to its already extensive lineup of more than 450 world-class suppliers. These additions will enhance Allied’s offering in the areas of automated thermal imaging technology, IoT development…


The Future of Global Electronics Supply Chains

The complexity of global supply chains depends largely on what and how much you’re sourcing. With some materials — like paper — you’ll find a suitable supplier almost anywhere in the world. However, in the electronics industry, things are not so straightforward. Multiple commodities from multiple suppliers across various geographic locations mean global electronics supply…


Sourceability Mark its 5th Birthday with New Company Identity

As Sourceability reaches its 5th birthday, the company has taken advantage of this milestone to completely revamp its brand image and affiliate sites to better reflect the company’s ambition to digitize the electronics industry supply chain and their transformation from a traditional distributor to a digital solutions provider. Through its three affiliate services, the company…


Analog Devices, Maxim, distribution

Analog Devices-Maxim Deal Portends Distribution Shakeup

If past is prologue, Analog Devices Inc.’s $20 billion acquisition of Maxim Integrated Products Inc. will prompt a major shake-up in its electronics distribution channel. When ADI acquired Linear Technology in 2017, it consolidated its global volume distribution network under one distributor – Arrow Electronics Inc. – and discontinued with the industry’s second-largest player, Avnet…



Let Bolaji be Bolaji

Editor’s note: Bolaji Ojo, one of three founders of EPSNews, has left our parent company, AspenCore Media. Junko Yoshida, our new global editor-in-chief, bids him farewell on our behalf. Bolaji Ojo, our fearless group publisher at AspenCore Media (of which EE Times is part), has decided to resign. I won’t lie. I am profoundly sad to see…


Sager Electronics Welcomes Director of eBusiness

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components and provider of value-add solutions, welcomes Brendan Lilly as Director of eBusiness. Mr. Lilly brings to this newly created role at Sager a depth and breadth of experience in digital business strategy, digital marketing, global eCommerce, market research, product design and development,…