Arrow Names Andy King as President of Global Components Business

Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) today announced that Andy King has been named president of its global components business.Mr. King succeeds Eric Schuck, and will report to Andrew S. Bryant, chief operating officer of Arrow’s global components and global enterprise computing solutions businesses. Mr. King previously served as president of Arrow’s components business in the Europe,…

Researcher Says Distributors are Key to IoT Growth

Huge sales opportunities beckon in the market for connected devices but the challenges are numerous and semiconductor makers must leverage the strengths of component distributors to benefit from what is shaping up as the potential biggest growth area for the entire electronics industry, says research firm McKinsey & Co. Within a few years the entire…

The Power and Reach of Distribution

Component distributors are the closest thing the electronics industry has to Superman. That’s backed up by too many facts to be considered flattery. They do all the traditional things their group nomenclature – distributors – connotes but also much more. In fact, the largest distributors perform so many varied services for their customers (OEMs, EMS…

Arrow e-Commerce Push Energizes Verical Unit

Globalization and e-commerce have arguably stripped away many of the boundaries constraining the sale of electronic components. Regional franchises are all but extinct and global customers can better duplicate, port and execute their supply chain requirements across the globe. But silos that separate one unit of a business from the others still exist both internally…

Verical Doubles On-Hand Inventory

Verical, an Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) company, today announced that stocked electronic components on its online marketplace, Verical.com, have more than doubled since the beginning of the year, growing to nearly one million SKUs. This increase amounts to an additional $3 billion in traceable, warrantied and ready-to-ship components now available on the site—bringing the value…

eInfochips, Arrow Partner on Eragon600

Sunnyvale, Calif. — eInfochips® has announced that  Arrow Electronics, Inc. will offer the  Eragon600 Development Kit,  System-on-Module, and Design Services for companies to design products and systems based on the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600 processor. The Snapdragon 600 processor is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. Engineers can shorten development time, reduce design risk…

Purchasers: Guardians of the Production Galaxy

The world of components buying is fraught with risks. Even the newest electronics components buyer at a contract manufacturer or OEM knows the terrain is riddled with dangerous obstacles ranging from non-optimal pricing conditions to delivery bottlenecks and the more intractable challenge of dodging counterfeit parts to ensure the supply chain doesn’t become corrupt. Those…