Element14 Community Launches Design Challenge to Help Fight COVID-19

Element14, an Avnet community, announced the launch of the “Fighting Germs” Project14 design challenge. The challenge is engaging element14’s problem-solving designers and engineers to find innovative solutions to fighting germs, one of the most efficient ways to slow the spread of COVID-19. The goal of this challenge is for members of the element14 Community to…


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How Covid-19 Could Accelerate the Digital Supply Chain

Supply chain services are getting more creative as the Covid-19 pandemic stresses global commerce and businesses prioritize the safety of their workforce. Online tools and services are becoming more popular with vendors offering free assistance and emphasizing their utility in times of crisis. Tradeshift, an open-source transaction platform, notes buyers, suppliers and their partners all…


Covid-19 Test & PPE Verification Solution Announced

Smartrac, an Avery Dennison (NYSE:AVY) company, and blockchain startup SUKU, today announced a digital verification solution to authenticate COVID-19 testing kits and personal protective equipment (PPE). The NFC-powered platform enables instant verification of authenticity and provides end-to-end supply chain transparency. By equipping COVID-19 test kits and PPE with Smartrac’s CIRCUSTM NFC tags, the solution utilizes…


RFMW Announces Distribution Agreement with San-tron Inc.

RFMW announced a global expansion of their current distribution agreement with San-tron Inc.  Under the agreement, RFMW is franchised for worldwide marketing and sales of San-tron’s portfolio of interconnect solutions. San-tron offers an extensive range of custom and standard radio frequency (RF) coaxial connectors, cable assemblies, precision turned components as well as value added assembly…


Heilind Adds Laird Performance Materials

Heilind Electronics, a leading distributor of electronic components, announced today the signing of a global distribution agreement with Laird Performance Materials, a portfolio company of privately held Advent International. Laird serves leading names in electronics with innovative thermal interface materials; electromagnetic interference shielding materials and magnetic ceramic solutions; RF and microwave absorbers; precision and structural…


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Chip Forecasts Slashed Amid Pandemic’s Grip

Grim global semiconductor forecasts agree on a pandemic-driven market contraction, with the only variable being how steep and for how long chip demand and revenues will decline. As the unrelenting spread of the novel coronavirus and the resulting lockdown slow consumption and hobble global supply chains, forecasters continue to slash their growth forecasts across market sectors and applications. Demand…