Inductor Market to Grow 6.2% Through 2019

Component miniaturization, weight reduction and ease-of-manufacturing have all contributed to growth in the market for inductors, a fundamental passive component. The global inductor market, estimated at $2780 million in 2014, is expected to reach $3750 million by 2018, according to “Global Inductor Market by Type (Fixed Inductor, Variable Inductor, Couple Inductor, Multilayer Inductor, Power Inductor,…

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America II Adds Six Franchised Lines

America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it has signed franchise distribution agreements with six new manufacturers. The company has added Shenzhen KPD Electronics, Antistat, All Axis Machining, Crystal Clear Technology, Hitaltech, and Transcend Information Inc. to its global line card. This announcement follows a…

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What’s for Sale: Electronics or Propaganda?

The urge to control corporate messaging can be difficult to resist for even a specialization-obsessed economics sector like the electronics industry. It’s a move that’s worth resisting, though, because the payoff is limited and the outcome could even be negative. The golden age of specialization was championed by electronics manufacturers and few other industries take…

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Design Visualization Is Advancing in the Plant

Advanced tools for design visualization, illustration, and animation are helping design engineers create realistic representations of their products. Continually enhanced tools allow users to quickly create photorealistic CAD renderings and animations that can convey ideas and explain designs to manufacturers or customers prior to a physical prototype. These visualized renderings can also become the blueprint…

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Strong Growth Ahead for Connector Industry

The global connector industry is forecast to reach $65.7 billion by 2019, according to the latest report from Lucintel, a global management consulting and market research firm. The big growth drivers include 3C applications (computing, communication, and consumer electronics), miniaturization of electronic devices, and increasing electronic content in end products. The report “The Global Connector Industry 2014-2019:…

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Mao Zedong & Little Red Internet

SHENZHEN, China — Most of us are reluctant to talk politics in business meetings. Obviously for foreigners visiting China, that goes double. In particular, we’re careful not to bring up anything related to China’s political past…such as the Cultural Revolution. And yet, I’ve seen the taboo broken — at an industry forum last week in…

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Panasonic Awards Future Electronics

Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, was recently named Distributor of the Year for 2014 by Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales Company of America. The award was presented during EDS, the Electronics Distribution Show, held in Las Vegas earlier this month. Panasonic Industrial Company is the industrial components and electronic devices division of…

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Asia-Pacific LED Market to Reach $36B by 2020

Not surprisingly, Asia-Pacific is the largest market for LEDs in the world. The market in this region features aggressive expansion of production facilities by manufacturers as well as investment in infrastructure, according to a report by ApacMarket.com. The Asia-Pacific LED market is expected to reach $35.79 billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 15.7% during…

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