Distribution Grapples with Marketing Dilemma

November is a pressure packed month for distribution marketing executives. So much is expected of them by top executives who want a marketing plan for the year ahead with costs firmly determined and goals/objectives clearly outlined. The bosses want a marketing plan that is fresh (very, very new), robust, comprehensive, perhaps unorthodox (very out of…

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World’s Largest Wafer Bank Triples in Size at Rochester Electronics

NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (November 13, 2014) – Rochester Electronics, a fully-authorized manufacturer and distributor of semiconductors, continues to expand its state-of-the-art wafer bank to support the ever-increasing number of semiconductor end-of-life (EOL) announcements and assist customers requiring reliable, authorized Extension-of-Life solutions. Rochester now has two wafer/die storage facilities that provide added risk mitigation from potential disaster.…

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Living Connected: Making Sense of the IoT

The ECIA’s Annual Executive Conference did a terrific job of staying true to its theme: Living Connected. The assembly of high-tech business executives walked away with a lot of food for thought and some actionable items regarding the Internet of Things (IoT) and the connected world in general. I’m sure most of the attendees already…

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Heilind Stocks Amphenol SFP/SFP+ Connectors

Wilmington, Mass. — Heilind Electronics, a leading distributor of electronic components, is now stocking SFP/SFP+ Cage and Connector Systems by Amphenol Connectors. Amphenol’s high-speed assemblies are a high-performance, cost-effective solution for gigabit speed applications in data and switched fabric I/O, switches, routers, data storage arrays and computer clusters. The high-speed assemblies meet and exceed industry standards.…

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Wearables Market to Reach $25.2B by 2020

Portland, Ore. — According to a new report by Allied Market Research titled, “Global Markets for Wearable Electronics (Products, Components, Applications and Geography) – Strategic Analysis and Forecast, 2013 – 2020”, global wearable electronics market is forecast to reach $25.19 billion with a corresponding volume of 142.6 million units by 2020. The market revenue is expected to…

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Top 10 Steps to Avoid Product Recall

A product recall is tantamount to a kiss of death in certain segments of the economy, especially for food and other agricultural products. Not so much in other areas such as in the automotive market where manufacturers, led by General Motors, have this year recalled millions of vehicles. The electronics industry falls somewhere in between…

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AST Earns ATEX Certification for Pressure Transmitters

Mt. Olive, N.J. – American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) has achieved ATEX certification of its Explosion Proof Pressure Transmitters for Class I Zone 0 Exd hazardous locations. The added approvals enhance the ability for equipment manufacturers to specify AST pressure transducers as the sensors can now operate in both North America and Europe. AST Explosion Proof…

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Distribution: Masters of Problem-Solving

As electronics component sales and service organizations, distributors assist customers in a variety of ways. Master Electronics of Santa Monica, CA, prefers to call its role “problem-solving.” “We will do anything at this company that makes business sense for ourselves and the customer,” says Riad Nizam, vice president of sales for Master Electronics. “If you…

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