Future Electronics Inks Distribution Deal with TE DEUTSCH

Montreal, Canada – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components founded in 1968 by Robert Miller, recently announced an expanded inventory of  DEUTSCH products, for the aerospace and transportation markets, from TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors. This new worldwide distribution agreement further strengthens the longtime business relationship between TE and Future…

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Takeaways From Arrow’s Q2 Conference Call

As one of the world’s two largest electronics distributors, Arrow Electronics Inc. has perspective from more than 700 electronics component suppliers and 100,000 or so customers. During its Q2 conference call with analysts, Arrow executives said Brexit is having a mixed impact on Arrow’s main businesses, components and computer systems; supplier consolidation is benefiting the…

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The Pareto Principle Has An Expiry Date

When Vilfredo Pareto observed in 1906 that 80% of the land in Italy was owned by 20% of the population, little did he know that this 80-20 rule (or “Pareto Principle”) would be enthusiastically embraced by the procurement profession and still be applicable 110 years later. The term was popularised in the 1940s by the…

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EMA Acquires Accelerated Designs

Rochester, N.Y. – EMA Design Automation® (ema-eda.com), a full-service provider and innovator of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) solutions, has just announced the acquisition of Accelerated Designs, a company known for its dominance in EDA part library content and solutions including a 7.2-million-part database and its specialist library tool Ultra Librarian.  “One of the many challenges…

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Semiconductor Sales Rise Slightly in Q2

Washington — The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $79.1 billion during the second quarter of 2016, an increase of 1.0 percent over the previous quarter and a decrease of 5.8 percent compared to the second quarter of 2015. Global sales for the…

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Avnet Expands Global Franchise with Cypress

Phoenix, Ariz. —Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced the expansion of its global franchise agreement with Cypress Semiconductor Corp. to include the portfolio of their recently acquired wireless Internet of Things (IOT) products. Effective immediately, Avnet customers in the Americas, EMEA and Asia, excluding Japan, will have access to the complete…

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Optimal+ Expands Into Electronics Manufacturing

Optimal+ is taking advantage of its long history in the semiconductor business to provide big data analytics for electronics manufacturing operations with the availability of Release 6.5. In telephone interview with EBN, Optimal+ VP of worldwide marketing David Park said the company’s Global Ops for Electronics enables electronics OEMs to operationally manage the delivery of high-quality,…

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