Anti-Counterfeiting Measures Move Forward

The U.S. government’s offensive against counterfeit electronics components has made progress in recent weeks. The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced a second successful prosecution of  a dealer of counterfeit electronics parts. (See: Anatomy of a Counterfeit Electronics Operation). Another segment of the government has commended the use of unique identifiers in its ongoing battle…

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Infographic: State of ROHS 2 Compliance

The only thing that is certain is that compliance is more easily mandated than achieved. It always takes time, and a lot of it. The RoHS2 (also called the RoHS Recast) was drafted in 2008 with an eye toward restricting hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment sold in Europe. “Improving implementation and enforcement of…

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Get Press Attention at Trade Shows

Trade shows, conventions, and conferences are very valuable opportunities to increase your brand awareness with the news outlets that cover your technologies and products. In our ever increasingly digital world, it is a rare and valuable experience to meet some of these editorial contacts face to face, shake their hands, and actually develop a personal…

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OEMs: Plan Ahead For After-Market Needs

The term “spare parts” may conjure up visions of junkyards, but in the high-tech industry they represent an opportunity worth billions of dollars for companies willing to manage after-market logistics. The storage and maintenance of spare parts is often a drain on company resources. Holding and maintaining inventory costs money that could be better invested…

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Vishay Awards Avnet

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced that it has been named 2013 Full Service Distributor of the Year by Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas was chosen to receive the award based on leading execution in nine key performance metrics used by Vishay to identify their…

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Sager Acquires PowerGate

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Electromechanical and Power components, today announced that it has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire PowerGate LLC, a premier North American power specialist distributor headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Frank Flynn, President of Sager Electronics, stated, “PowerGate is a recognized power specialist with concentration in…

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Digi-Key Shuttle Takes Prototype to Production

Mark Larson’s annual presentation at the Electronics Distribution Show in Las Vegas has always been a standing-room only event because the Digi-Key Corp. top executive is reputed for always delivering critical and blunt but highly valuable assessments of current industry conditions. This year was no different. Larson highlighted the dramatic changes that have taken place…

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IoT & the Innovation Gap

Some of today's largest and most powerful technology companies have a problem. They've fallen into what I call the “innovation gap.” What is the innovation gap? Scientists working in research and development at large firms are at the forefront of some of the best ideas for wearable technology, smart technology, and the Internet of Things.…

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