Newark Inks Exclusive Deal With NIC Components

Newark, the Development Distributor, today announced it is the exclusive high service distributor for passive components supplier NIC Components Corp. in North America. This partnership provides design engineers with a wide spectrum of passive technologies with pin for pin cross capabilities. The expansive range of passive technologies offered by NIC Components through Newark allows design…

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steel, tariffs, contracts

U.S. Manufacturing Contracts as Steel Tariffs Loom Large

 The U.S. manufacturing index contracted for the fourth straight month in November — just as the Trump administration resurrected steel and aluminum tariffs on Argentina and Brazil. Global trade issues, according to the Institute for Supply Management, remain the top cross-industry concern for America’s manufacturers as the year ends.  The ISM’s PMI dropped by 0.2…

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Government Issues Final Rule on Anti-Counterfeit Measures

The Department of Defense, NASA and the General Services Administration are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to require contractors and subcontractors to report to the Government-Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP) certain counterfeit or suspect counterfeit parts and certain major or critical nonconformances. To date, reporting suspicious products to GIDEP has…

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Gowanda Expands Passives Lines via RCD Components Acquisition

Gowanda Components Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of RCD Components, headquartered in Manchester, New Hampshire. RCD is a manufacturer of passive components – including resistors, capacitors, coils and delay lines – for the commercial, military and aerospace industries. This is the ninth acquisition for GCG within the last seven years. “The addition of…

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Supply Chain Outlook 2020: Defining Competitiveness

Supply chains, more than ever, play an important role in defining competitiveness. However, emerging strategies for better managing spend and supplier relationships are helping to strengthen supply chain resilience and drive business growth. There’s no going back. We don’t visualize any situation where supply chain organizations can begin taking their foot off the pedal. Economic…

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Mouser Adds Amphenol SSI to Global Linecard

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, today announces a global distribution agreement with Amphenol SSI, a leading designer and manufacturer of sensors and sensing solutions for the global automotive and industrial markets. Through the agreement, Mouser now stocks a broad line of Amphenol SSI products, including pressure…

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women, electronics, leadership

Women in Electronics: Advocates for Professional Development

Non-profit advocacy group Women in Electronics (WE) was formed in 2017 to empower women through networking opportunities; develop them through a virtual leadership program; and celebrate their successes along the way. The organization recently wrapped up its third annual leadership conference and now has 300 members. Jackie Mattox, founder and president of WE and national…

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