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…

Arrow & Intel Align in Converged Infrastructure Market

Arrow Electronics Inc. (NYSE: ARW) today announced expanded converged infrastructure support including dedicated resources and a strategic alliance with Intel Corp. to assist North America solution providers with x86 market opportunities. Also, Arrow now offers presales engineering services, demand generation, education and highly specialized integration services specifically related to converged infrastructure solution sets through its…

Arrow to Distribute ShiraTech SOMs

Arrow Electronics Inc. has entered into a North America distribution agreement with ShiraTech, a provider of ARM-based system-on-modules (SoMs) that are complete embedded computers built on a single board. In conjunction with ShiraTech, Arrow developed the AT-501 SoM, utilizing an Atmel SAMA5D3 ARM CortexTM-A5-based Microprocessor. This combines high performance and low power consumption, with a…