Lead Times Continue to Stretch for PLX Devices

The acquisition of PLX Technology by Avago is still a very unsettled situation with many variables. Customers still face delivery and pricing concerns as available stock continues to shrink in the market. Rumors abound in the industry of additional prices increases, ranging anywhere from 20 to 100 percent, fueling bigger concerns for both buyers and…

Tight Supply Continues for DDR3 SDRAM

DDR3 SDRAM continues to be the bellwether of the memory market. Despite fluctuations in pricing, product continues to be scarce and lead times continue to be an issue. Lead times for DDR3 memory ranges from 12 to 16 weeks with inventory levels remaining tight. Forecasts are pushing lead times to early 2015 for deliveries. Within…

America II, Taiwan Semi Sign Distribution Deal

St. Petersburg, Fla.–America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest independent distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, has entered into a distribution agreement with Taiwan Semiconductor, a worldwide manufacturer of discrete semiconductors, as well as analog ICs, power transistors and MosFETs used in the automotive, computer, consumer, industrial, telecom and photovoltaic industries. “We’re in…

America II Adds 3 Franchises

  America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest independent distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, has entered into several distribution agreements, partnering with 3M, Transcend Information Inc., Comchip Technology Corp., and Hongfa America Inc.   “America II’s Blended Distribution℠ describes how we combined—or blended—traits of the independent and authorized channels,” said Brian Ellison,…

How America II Juggles Spot-Market & Scheduled Orders

Now in its 25th year of business, America II has expanded globally and has consistently ranked as one of the top distributors in its market. It hasn’t always been easy – independent (or non- authorized) distributors have faced an uphill battle in establishing themselves as trustworthy sources of supply. America II’s President Brian Ellison spoke…