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…

Commoditization & Consolidation: Scourge of IP&E Market

There are numerous challenges ahead for interconnects, passives and electromechanical (IPE) components manufacturers, component distributors and equipment makers. Commoditization – the rapid erosion of pricing and profit margins – isn’t a problem for just suppliers. It poses a challenge for distributors and, in the longer run, OEMs too; what they gain in lower pricing for…

IP&E War Heats Up Electronics Supply Chain, Part 1

Large, billion dollar transactions are unusual in the interconnects, passives and electromechanical (IP&E) components market but recent developments point to a stirring in the sector that will have major impacts on OEMs, suppliers and parts distributors serving the sector. True, IP&E components are anything but glamorous and the main vendors — Amphenol, AVX, Kemet, Molex,…

Arrow Hosts Recycling Event

Approximately 1,300 Colorado residents recycled more than 154,000 pounds of electronic devices onSunday, Aug. 11, at theMile High Electronics Recycling Event hosted byArrow Electronics Inc. (NYSE: ARW) in partnership withComcast, the City and County of Denver Public Works/Denver Recycles and Sports Authority Field at Mile High. A wide range of electronics including computer hardware and…

Modest Movement in August Lead Times & Pricing

Component pricing and lead times remain stable in the month of August, with a few exceptions. Similar to July, lead times for discretes and memory continue to inch up, according to Avnet Inc.’s most recent Market and Technology Trends report. Pricing is moving up slightly in discretes as suppliers see increased booking rates on most…

Arrow Signs Deal With Sigasi

Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) has signed a distribution agreement with Sigasi, a VHDL (VHSIC hardware description language) integrated development environment (IDE) provider. Under the agreement, Arrow will distribute Sigasi’s hardware design entry tool “Sigasi Pro” to customers in North America. “Arrow is a key player in offering FPGA-based components and solutions,” says Philippe Faes,…

What Distributor Results Say About The Industry

Broadline electronics distributors sell everything from IP&E products to semiconductors and systems, so their quarterly results provide a snapshot into the overall health in the global market. As Arrow Electronics Inc. and Avnet Inc. report their results for the June quarter, it’s clear the environment remains challenging. Both distributors saw sales increase for the quarter: …

Arrow Sales Up; Net Income Declines in Q2

Arrow Electronics, Inc.  reported second-quarter 2013 net income of$89.9 million, or$.86 per share on a diluted basis, compared with net income of$114.4 million, or$1.02 per share on a diluted basis in the second quarter of 2012. Excluding certain items in both the second quarters of 2013 and 2012 as described in the non-GAAP earnings reconciliation table…