ISM Survey: 75% of Companies Report Supply Chain Disruption

Today the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) revealed the first-round results of a survey focused on coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) business and supply chain impacts. Notably, nearly 75 percent of companies report supply chain disruptions in some capacity due to coronavirus-related transportation restrictions, and more than 80 percent believe that their organization will experience some…


Covid-19, components, shipments

Component Makers Don’t Expect a Q2 Recovery From Covid-19

Electronic component manufacturers (OCMs) and their OEM/EMS customers say they don’t have much visibility into their partners’ supply chains. During the coronavirus outbreak, that visibility may determine how quickly the electronics industry bounces back from a prolonged China shutdown. A survey the ECIA conducted on Feb. 7 found a majority of OCMs didn’t know how…


Digi-Key and Raltron Enter Global Partnership

Raltron, a global leader in high performance frequency management components and antenna products, is pleased to announce Digi-Key as a global supply partner. Raltron is dedicated to improving the customer experience by streamlining the design and purchasing processes. The addition of Digi-Key as an authorized stocking distributor enhances Raltron’s global footprint and reduces lead times.…


Sager Releases New Battery Solutions Line Card

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components and provider of value-add solutions, and its specialized group, Sager Power Systems, today announced the release of a new battery solutions line card. As an authorized distributor and value-add reseller working with many of the industry’s top battery brands, Sager’s new, full-color…


supply chain, sourcing

Quick Sourcing Tips for Electronics and Electrical Systems

As an electronics sourcing specialist, your goal is undoubtedly to receive the best results from your suppliers. Purchasing electronics and electrical systems brings challenges, but these tips could improve your outcomes. Vet your electronics manufacturing services partners carefully An electronics manufacturing services (EMS) partner handles aspects related to the design, testing and building of electronics…


Mouser is Global Distributor for Fractus Antennas

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, announces a global distribution agreement with Fractus Antennas. Through the agreement, Mouser is now stocking a range of Fractus Antennas’ chip antenna solutions, including Virtual Antenna (mXTEND) and Xtend devices for cellular, wireless, Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Fractus Antennas’ mXTEND…