Trust But Verify Reverse Logistics Providers

The perception of the reverse logistics industry has shifted over the last several years.  Reverse logistics has gone from being viewed as an afterthought to a necessary evil to being recognized as a wealth of opportunity.  This shift has occurred as a result of several factors including: shortened product lifecycles, increased regulations and standards, consumer…

Arrow Partners With Device Cloud Networks

Arrow Electronics, Inc. has signed an agreement with Device Cloud Networks LLC (DCN), a leading machine-to-machine (M2M) enablement service provider and mobile network operator for the Internet-of-Things. Under the agreement Arrow customers in the Americas, will have access to DCN’s global service provisioning and connectivity, using a variety of device modules. “Device Cloud Networks (DCN)…

Arrow CEO: Components Market is ‘Stable’

Michael Long, as chairman and CEO of global components distributor Arrow Electronics Inc., has a vantage position from where he can observe trends and events as they unfold in the global high-tech industry. That’s why many in the electronics industry pay close attention when Long speaks about the condition and direction of the market, especially…

Another Wrinkle in Xilinx-Flextronics Suit

The lawsuit between FPGA supplier Xilinx Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) and EMS Flextronics International (NASDAQ:FLEX) has brought to the surface several points of contention in the supply chain, including the resale of electronics components and the risk of counterfeit parts. Now, court documents related to the suit are pressing another hot button in the channel: the issue…

Top 10 Stories of 2013

As the year winds down, it’s inevitable that we reflect on the past year. Here is Electronics Purchasing Strategies’ top 10 most read, most clicked stories for the year. Several of our most popular stories look at some of the biggest issues in the supply chain, including counterfeiting, offshoring, and chip resale. Other most read…

Arrow and Infosys Partner on PLM

Arrow Electronics Inc., a global provider of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions, and Infosys BPO today announced an agreement to jointly market comprehensive services for information technology asset lifecycle management to their US clients. Arrow andInfosys will provide end-to-end IT asset management services, including procurement, deployment and configuration, support, and decommissioning and disposition of…

Arrow Adds Embedded Products From Variscite

Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) has signed a distribution agreement with Variscite, a leading manufacturer of embedded solutions and system-on-modules (SOM). Under the agreement, Arrow will distribute all products offered by Variscite in theAmericas. “At Arrow, we work closely with our customers on software integration and development, user interface, wireless connectivity, security and certification, to…

Arrow Tool Links Purchasing and Engineering

Ever since the Internet became a factor in the electronics supply chain, companies have been trying to figure out the best use for the web. Distributors in particular had a stake in the process because the Internet was supposedly poised to eliminate the need for a supply chain “middleman.” The channel instead has harnessed the…

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Delph: Avnet aims to be even Bigger in IP&E

Avnet Inc. prides itself on being a broadline distributor that’s able to supply all the components needed by its thousands of customers globally. That hasn’t stopped the company from trying in recent years to stamp its imprint on the interconnects, passives and electromechanical (IP&E) market, a segment where it has an understated position despite being…