SIA: Global Semiconductor Sales Rise 5% in October

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $30.5 billion for the month of October 2016, an increase of 3.4 percent from last month’s total of $29.5 billion and 5.1 percent higher than the October 2015 total of $29.0 billion. All monthly sales numbers are compiled by the World Semiconductor…

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Digi-Key Adds CUI Level VI Power Supplies

CUI and Digi-Key Electronics, a global electronic components distributor, have teamed up to offer their customers a robust portfolio of DoE Level VI and CoC Tier 2-compliant external AC-DC adapters. On February 10, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) published a revision to its EISA 2007 external power supply (EPS) efficiency standard, increasing the minimum efficiency requirements as well…

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Purchasing Execs Bullish on 2017

Purchasing and supply management executives expect they’ll be buying more from their suppliers next year as the U.S. economy continues the recovery that began in 2009. More than two-thirds – 67 percent — of manufacturing respondents to the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Semiannual Economic Forecast expect their 2017 revenue will exceed 2016’s. The ISM’s…

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Panasonic Awards Mouser

Mouser Electronics, Inc. announces today that it has been named the High Service Distributor of the Year for 2016 by Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems Europe. The company cited Mouser for increased sales and customer acquisition. “We have been very impressed with Mouser’s activity to promote Panasonic in Europe,” commented Maximilian Jakob, Panasonic’s Product Director, Product Marketing…

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