Study: New Product Introductions Stalled by Covid-19

The electronics supply chain relies on new product introductions (NPI) to drive both innovation and sales. More than half (53 percent) of electronics industry product launches have been delayed or cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a Dimensional Research study commissioned by Supplyframe. Covid-19 also has led to increased component costs, the need…

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5 Ways Coronavirus Is Affecting the Smartphone Industry

The first quarter of 2020 has represented a historic low for the smartphone industry. While some technology sectors, like cloud services, have excelled amid the coronavirus pandemic, the mobile industry has not. As Covid-19 continues to spread throughout the globe, it’s causing substantial economic effects on smartphone companies. Counterpoint Research reports a 13% year-over-year loss…

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Mouser Electronics Signs Global Distribution Deal with Fortebit

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the New Product Introduction (NPI) leader empowering innovation, announces a global distribution agreement with Fortebit, designers and manufacturers of high-quality, cost-effective solutions for embedding voice recognition, speech playback capabilities, and location services. Through the agreement, the Fortebit product line available from Mouser includes the EasyVR 3 Plus speech recognition devices and Polaris…

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Richard Hans Joins Flip Electronics as EVP, Capital Development

Flip Electronics, a leading global provider of electronic components, is pleased to announce that Richard Hans has joined the company in the position of Executive Vice President, Capital Development.  Mr. Hans has over 30 years of experience in multiple dynamic industries, having led the financial and operational organizations for Centrics Technology Group and PLH Automotive Group.…

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Allied Adds EI Sensor, Ametek, Hunter Spring, nVent NUHEAT & Raychem

Allied Electronics & Automation continues to expand the depth and breadth of its lineup of more than 300 trusted suppliers with the addition of product lines from EI Sensor Technologies, AMETEK Hunter Spring, nVent NUHEATand nVent RAYCHEM to its extensive ready-to-ship inventory. With more than 3 million products available online, Allied provides solutions for engineers,…

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Mouser and Molex Introduce Custom Cable Creator

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorised global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, announces a new online Custom Cable Creator solution in collaboration with Molex. The Custom Cable Creator allows designers to develop cable solutions to meet their exact needs. The new solution offers a broad range of options for customisation, enabling designers to…

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ECIA Rebrands Components Site; Introduces TrustedParts.com

ECIA has rebranded its ECIAauthorized.com component search engine, which hosts inventory from over 4000 leading component manufacturers. The new website is www.trustedparts.com. Customers can search over 24 million part numbers, with real-time price and availability, while being confident that all the inventory is 100% from authorized sources. “We’ve changed the name to reflect the primary…

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U.S. Supply Execs Prepare Grim Forecast for 2020

U.S. purchasing and supply executives expect the nation’s economic downturn will continue for the rest of the year as the Covid-19 pandemic obscures forecasts in the manufacturing sector. Factory revenue is expected to drop 10.3 percent in 2020 —  down 15.1 percent from December 2019 forecasts. The manufacturing and services sectors are both signaling contraction…

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U.S. Moves to Cut Huawei’s Access to Global Chip Suppliers

The global electronics supply chain could be bracing for another disruption as the U.S. government moves to block semiconductor shipments from global chip makers to Huawei Technologies, the Chinese 5G and networking giant. Chip makers deal directly with large global customers such as Huawei, but electronics distributors often manage the logistics of semiconductor shipments to local markets. Most…

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