Hybrid Distribution Model Proliferates

Whether it’s called the open market, independent or non-franchised distribution, the channel that buys and sells excess and obsolete electronic component inventory has changed. A growing number of companies in this niche have ratcheted up their procurement and quality-control practices to the extent that component suppliers and many OEM customers acknowledge independents as a vital…

America II Signs Distribution Agreement with Lite-On Semiconductor

America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it has signed a franchise distribution agreement with Lite-On Semiconductor Corp. This latest addition extends America II’s global power management solution as well as adding green power related semiconductor components that are applied toward communications, information, consumer electronics…

America II Adds Two Global Franchises

America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it has signed franchise distribution agreements with two manufacturers. The company added Aven Tools as well as Light in Motion, LLC to its global line card. These latest additions extend the company’s supply chain developmental efforts. “Aven Tools’…

America II Expands Line Card

America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of electronic components and semiconductors, has today announced the expansion of its global line card with the addition of Xmultiple and Viking Tech America. Viking Tech, a leader in the design and manufacturing of Thin-Film / Thick-Film integrated passive devices and discrete passive components will provide…

America II Adds Six Franchises

America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it has signed franchise distribution agreements with six manufacturers. The company added Jonhon, MynTahl, L-Com Global Connectivity, Kang Yang Hardware, Electronic Assembly, and Amtouch USA to its global line card. “We closed 2016 with another very strong year…

Electronics Industry Optimism Surging as 2017 Knocks

Finding an electronics industry executive at Electronica 2016 who isn’t gung ho about the prospects for the sector in 2017 and over the next several years won’t be impossible but it’s certainly not going to be easy. On the second day of the biennial exhibition that brings together designers, suppliers and manufacturers to the high-tech…

A Year in Distribution: America II Looks Back and Ahead

In terms of the general global economy in 2016 it’s hard to identify many coherent overall trends. The broad economic picture has felt fairly flat as reported by most industry associations, with neither astronomic growth nor considerable decline. While there have been minor ups and downs, concerns around major slowdowns in the US, Asia and…

What Distributors Really Think about Amazon Business

Amazon Business, the B2B unit of Amazon.com, attended this year’s EDS conference for component manufacturers, distributors, and manufacturers’ representatives for the first time, driving a few distributors to tackle the issue of channel disruptors. Clearly, e-tailers like Amazon Business and Alibaba are a concern to the distribution channel as they directly compete with them. Authorized…

America II Seizes Global Expansion Opportunities

America II Electronics Inc. will this year mark its 27th anniversary in the same quiet way it has celebrated previous milestones. Behind the scene, though, the mid-tier electronics components distributor is making giant stride in a strategic transformation that has positioned it as a major beneficiary of the market’s decades-long consolidation. Once one of a…

America II Adds to Franchises

America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it has signed franchise distribution agreements with nine manufacturers. The company added Oupiin America Inc., Mean Well USA Inc., Kamaya Inc., SiliconReef, Iriso USA Inc., Fremont Micro Devices, Cal-Chip Electronics, APC Manufacturing, and NVE Corporation to its global…