How Digi-Key Manages Expansion

Leading low-volume high-mix distributor Digi-Key Corp. is gradually expanding into the prototype and low-volume production business. In  Digi-Key Ventures Deeper into Supply Chain,  Electronics Purchasing Strategies managing editor Barbara Jorgensen spoke with Dave Doherty, vice president of Global Supplier and Product Operations for Digi-Key, to find out how Digi-Key is managing this growing venture. In the second part…

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Arrow Tool Links Purchasing and Engineering

Ever since the Internet became a factor in the electronics supply chain, companies have been trying to figure out the best use for the web. Distributors in particular had a stake in the process because the Internet was supposedly poised to eliminate the need for a supply chain “middleman.” The channel instead has harnessed the…

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Monolithic Power Posts Strong Q3

Monolithic Power Systems (MPS) (Nasdaq: MPWR), a leading fabless manufacturer of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2013. The results for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 are as follows: Net revenue was $65.3 million, a 13.2% increase from $57.7 million in the second quarter of…

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Synaptics Posts Record Sales

Synaptics (NASDAQ: SYNA), a leading developer of human interface solutions, today reported financial results for its first quarter ended September 30, 2013. Net revenue of $222.6 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 was a record for a September quarter and increased 75% compared with $127.0 million for the comparable quarter last year. Net…

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Maxim Quarterly Sales Dip

Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.  reported net revenue of $585 million for its first quarter of fiscal 2014 ended September 28, 2013, a 4% decrease from the $608 million revenue recorded in the prior quarter. Fiscal first quarter results exclude Volterra Semiconductor. Tunc Doluca, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are pleased that our first…

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