Symmetry Carries DSP Group’s HDClear 3-Mic Development Kit for Amazon

Symmetry Electronics, a leading global distributor of wireless, IoT and video technologies, today announced the available distribution of DSP Group’s HDClear™ 3-Mic Development Kit for Amazon Alexa Voice Service (AVS). The HDClear 3-Mic Development Kit for Amazon AVS enables OEMs to integrate Amazon Alexa into a number of IoT products, including smart speakers, smart home…

Group Purchasing Gives Buying Power to SMBs

Anyone who is in procurement knows that high-volume purchases mean discounts and oftentimes, leverage. Most small businesses don’t have the need – or the pocketbook – to achieve either. However, when small businesses combine their resources for group purchasing, their negotiating position is significantly strengthened. UNA, launched in 2012, is one of several group purchasing organizations…

AmazonBusiness Adds Price, Volume & API Features

AmazonBusiness did not set out to disrupt the electronics supply chain. But that’s exactly what it did. The most visible indicator of this disruption was highlighted last week at the ERA Executive Conference in Austin, TX, where AmazonBusiness was a featured speaker. An electronic component manufacturer found its devices were selling on AmazonBusiness for below…

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7 Tech Trends to Watch in 2017

Forecasting is still alive and well in spite of the U.S. presidential election’s outcome. Pundits claim the 2016 election was unprecedented. Businesses are hoping the same will be said about 2017’s technology market. Trends don’t necessarily guarantee market success, but as IHS Markit points out, they do impact business and consumer behavior. While 2016 was generally flat for…

Amazon Business to Present at ERA Event

The Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) has announced that its 48th Management and Marketing Conference, scheduled Feb. 26-28, 2017, in Austin, Texas, will feature a general session presentation by representatives of Amazon Business. Colin Puckett, Senior Marketing Manager, and Andy Aupperlee, Senior Vendor Manager, will deliver a program outlining Amazon Business’ sales model in the electronic…

The Amazon Effect: B2C’s Role in a B2B market

The Internet has completely transformed our world, including the way we buy. The rates of online and mobile transactions have never been higher, and e-tailers and virtual marketplaces have snagged a remarkable share of customers’ wallets. Merchants like Amazon and Alibaba are broadening their reach beyond their B2C domains and into the B2B commercial landscape…