Digi-Key’s Doherty on Amazon.com vs. Distribution

Digi-Key Corp., one of the largest low-volume high-mix electronics distributors in the world, analyzes everything. Over the years it has tracked its customers’ buying behavior and adjusted its business model accordingly.  Digi-Key launched a low-volume supply chain business in response to customers’ demand for support beyond engineering orders. It was an early adopter of digital content…

Details

Bourns Names Mouser e-Commerce Distributor of the Year

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, has been named the 2014 e-Commerce Distributor of the Year by Bourns. The award, based on sales growth and engagement, was presented at the Electronics Distribution Show (EDS) held recently in Las Vegas. Bourns is a leading manufacturer and supplier of automotive…

Details

TTI Receives Award from Littelfuse

Fort Worth, Tex. – TTI, Inc. the leading global distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, is pleased to have received the 2014 Volume Distributor of the Year Award from Littelfuse, the global leader in circuit protection. The award was presented during the Electronic Distribution Show (EDS) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Criteria for the award…

Details

CEA: Consumers Expect Less Tech Spending

It is only one data point out of many, but the Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA) Index of Consumer Expectations declined in May. The decline was 2.4 points from April to 173.7; however, May’s ICE remains higher year-over-year, as it has since May of 2009. “There is mounting apprehension around the economy,” said Shawn DuBravac, Ph.D.,…

Details

Aavid Acquires Qfinsoft Technology

Boston, Mass. — Aavid Corporation (“Aavid”) announced it has acquired Qfinsoft Technology Inc. (“Qfinsoft”). Based in Rossland, BC, Canada, Qfinsoft specializes in developing software for the simulation of fluid flow, thermodynamics, and combustion processes. Its Qfin software is widely used in fluid flow and thermal management applications and its Qled software is the only product of its…

Details