Sourceability Mark its 5th Birthday with New Company Identity

As Sourceability reaches its 5th birthday, the company has taken advantage of this milestone to completely revamp its brand image and affiliate sites to better reflect the company’s ambition to digitize the electronics industry supply chain and their transformation from a traditional distributor to a digital solutions provider. Through its three affiliate services, the company…


Analog Devices, Maxim, distribution

Analog Devices-Maxim Deal Portends Distribution Shakeup

If past is prologue, Analog Devices Inc.’s $20 billion acquisition of Maxim Integrated Products Inc. will prompt a major shake-up in its electronics distribution channel. When ADI acquired Linear Technology in 2017, it consolidated its global volume distribution network under one distributor – Arrow Electronics Inc. – and discontinued with the industry’s second-largest player, Avnet…



Let Bolaji be Bolaji

Editor’s note: Bolaji Ojo, one of three founders of EPSNews, has left our parent company, AspenCore Media. Junko Yoshida, our new global editor-in-chief, bids him farewell on our behalf. Bolaji Ojo, our fearless group publisher at AspenCore Media (of which EE Times is part), has decided to resign. I won’t lie. I am profoundly sad to see…


Sager Electronics Welcomes Director of eBusiness

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components and provider of value-add solutions, welcomes Brendan Lilly as Director of eBusiness. Mr. Lilly brings to this newly created role at Sager a depth and breadth of experience in digital business strategy, digital marketing, global eCommerce, market research, product design and development,…


ECIA’s Rep Council Publishes Best Practices for Distribution Training

The ECIA Independent Manufacturer Rep Council conducted extensive surveys of North American based distributors to identify the Best Practices used by manufacturers and their local representatives in the training of distributor personnel. Over 1,000 individuals were surveyed over a five-month period. From the insights gained from that research, the Council then developed extensive model training materials that…