shortages, component

Managing the Semiconductor Shortage of 2021, Part 2

A perfect storm of events have converged to create the semiconductor shortage of 2021.  High-level collaboration across the electronics supply chain could make the deficit less painful, experts say. Shortages often prompt less-than-optimum purchasing behaviors. Competitive bidding for inventory drives prices up. Exceptions to approved vendor lists become common. And double-ordering – where purchase orders…

ECIA, distributors

Top Distributors Exit ECIA to Form Global Association

Three of the industry’s biggest distributors – Arrow Electronics Inc., Avnet Inc. and Electrocomponents plc – have withdrawn from the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA), marking an historic, structural change in the 9-year-old  trade organization. A new group, the Global Electronics Distributor Association (GEDA), will be formed within the next 90 days, according to an…

Arrow Signs Deal With Teltonika for EMEA

Global technology provider Arrow Electronics today announced a distribution agreement with Teltonika, a Lithuania-based IoT solutions provider with a 20-year track record, covering Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Teltonika`s products address industrial communication, asset and personnel tracking, and mobile machine-to-machine (M2M) communication. Teltonika offers a broad range of IoT-related solutions and has more than…