Top 25 Global Electronics Distributors

While everything has changed in the electronics industry, everything has pretty much remained the same. In the 2014 installment of the long-running Top 25 distributors list, the top half of the list has remained steady, marking a continued period of stability for the electronics distribution industry. At the same time, there's good news on the…

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The Changing Face of Distribution

We sat down with Arrow Electronics chief executive Mike Long to get his take on the distribution industry, today and into the future. We also asked him to shine a light on how Arrow is evolving to meet the changing demands of the industry. Arrow Electronics is a giant in the distribution space with with…

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ISM Issues Corrected Report

Institute of Supply Management’s  (ISM)  has discovered an error in its software programming for calculating the May 2014 Manufacturing PMI that was released at 10 a.m. ET this morning. “We apologize for this error. We have recalculated and confirmed that the actual index indicates that the economy is accelerating,” said Bradley J. Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, chair…

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Kemet Files Conflict Minerals Report

KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, today released its 2013 Conflict Minerals Report, submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in accordance with U.S. law. The Conflict Minerals Report provides details on the company’s efforts to ensure that all KEMET tantalum materials are sourced conflict-free, either through the…

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Newark element14 has Fluke Connect

Newark element14 announces the availability of the new Fluke Connect™ system, which allows maintenance technicians to wirelessly transmit measurement data from their test tools to their smart phones for secure storage on the cloud and universal team access from the field. More than 20 Fluke tools connect wirelessly with the app, including digital multimeters, infrared…

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Slideshow: Beyond Google Glass

At least a half dozen headset makers hope to leapfrog Google's Project Glass. They are adopting the latest mobile processors and stereo 3D displays to deliver images covering a full field of vision that users can control with hand gestures and head motions. They demonstrated their latest prototypes running everything from games to factory-floor maintenance…

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RFMW Acquires Axomic

  RFMW Ltd., a specialized distributor providing customers and suppliers with focused distribution of RF and microwave components as well as specialized component-engineering support, today announced the acquisition of Axomic Pte Ltd, a specialized RF & Microwave component supplier for Southeast Asian customers. The agreement increases RFMW’s global footprint and enhances their corporate standing as…

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