Use Supply Chain to Predict Consumer Demand

Perhaps no industry deals with volatility in consumer demand quite as much as consumer electronics. The combination of shrinking product lifecycles and broad, rapid adoption of new products can wreak havoc on a supply chain. Electronics manufacturers have worked to fine-tune their supply chains to better manage this volatility, using data collection, aggregation and visualization…

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Google’s Daydream is Silicon Reality

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Google’s Daydream VR is very much a reality today for semiconductor managers such as Tim Leland. The head of visual processing at Qualcomm is one of many working with the search giant for some time to bring to all next-generation Android phones an upgraded version of the mobile virtual reality Samsung pioneered with…

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Top 50 Distributors: Market Leaders

The top 50 North American Electronics Distributors Report ranks the leading distributors by revenue, sales growth, and sales breakdown by component category. The report reveals which distributors hold the largest North American market share by semiconductors, passive/electromechanical devices, interconnects, and computer products. It also ranks distributors by the highest productivity levels, based on sales per…

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Broadcom Signs Exclusive Distribution Deal with Avnet

Phoenix, Ariz. — Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced an expanded, exclusive distribution agreement with Broadcom Limited (Nasdaq:AVGO). Under the new agreement, Avnet will serve as the exclusive broadline distributor for Broadcom in the Americas and EMEA regions. Avnet will also continue its franchise in Asia. @avnetdesignwire receives Broadcom broadline distribution…

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Digi-Key Expands ARM Partnership

Thief River Falls, Minn. – Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Electronics, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, announced they have expanded their distribution engagement with ARM to include all of Asia. “ARM DS-5 and Keil MDK are industry-leading software tools for devices utilizing ARM technology,” said René Fabricius, senior manager global…

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