ECIA GIPC Design Registration Initiative Update

The ECIA’s Global Industry Practices Committee (GIPC) has reached a milestone in its Design Registration program initiative. Design Registration is a program to encourage, reward, and support engineering services in product design and demand creation activity from Authorized Distributors and guaranteeing revenue capture wherever the order is fulfilled. One critical objective of the initiative is…

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Digi-Key Enhances Order/Returns Portal

Digi-Key Electronics, which offers the world’s largest selection of electronic components in stock for immediate shipment, announced that it has launched an enhanced online returns and order issues portal for customers. The updated portal offers a more user-friendly model that allows international customers to fully self-service returns including printing return shipping labels, making corrections, submitting…

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TTI Names New CFO & Promotes Ethics Vice President

TTI, Inc. a leading specialty distributor of electronic components, today announced the appointment of Ashish Bhuskute, to the position of Chief Financial Officer. In making the announcement, Mike Morton, CEO, commented, “Ashish’s knowledge and strength in the areas of financial planning and analysis along with mergers and acquisitions, offers an impressive career portfolio that we…

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Industry 4.0 Expected to be Lead Application for IoT

Avnet Inc.’s Newark business has published new research on the Internet of Things (IoT) which reveals the growing role of IoT for industrial automation and control applications essential to the delivery of Industry 4.0. The IoT Survey, which is run annually by Newark, generates new insights on this key market, including opportunities and challenges for…

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Electronics Leads June Expansion Amid Supply Chain Woes

The computer and electronics industry fueled U.S. manufacturing expansion in June but continues to struggle with shortages, price hikes and logistics bottlenecks, procurement managers told the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). Components are by far the biggest challenge, one buyer said, with lead times going from 16 weeks to 52-plus weeks. “Processors are a critical…

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MLCC Supply Threatened by Malaysia Lockdown

The indefinite extension of Malaysia’s pandemic-related movement control order (MCO) 3.0 has posed severe challenges for the global MLCC market, according to TrendForce. The high-end MLCC segment, in particular, is expected to suffer the most severe shortage, and products that feature high-end MLCC, such as smartphones, notebooks, networking products, server, and 5G base station components,…

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Executives Increase Supply Chain Risk Concerns

Executives remain optimistic about the global economy at the close of Q2, but not every region is benefiting equally from Covid-19 vaccination rates and re-opened businesses. IPC has raised its outlook for the United States, Europe, Mexico, Australia and Taiwan but notes Japan, India, Indonesia and Turkey continue to struggle. A recent McKinsey survey likewise…

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5 Ways to Improve Logistics Operations Using Technology

After more than a year of widespread disruptions, supply chain and logistics operations are starting to regain pre-pandemic productivity. About 72 percent of executives surveyed by EY say Covid-19 had an overall negative impact, so the year ahead will be one of rebuilding and growth. It’s the perfect opportunity to improve logistics for any company.…

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EMS Grew 7.5% in 2020 as Industry Reaches $595 Billion

The worldwide contract manufacturing (CM) market experienced an excellent increase in revenue—an estimated 7.1 percent—which is far in excess of the annual worldwide GDP rate of –3.2% as established by the International Monetary Fund in 2020, according to New Venture Research (NVR) in its annual electronics manufacturing services report. The industry reached an all-time high…

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