Counterfeit Risk Rises When Supplies Run Short

The risk of procuring counterfeit electronics rises considerably during periods of component shortages. With semiconductor supplies remaining tight through the end of 2022, the industry faces a prolonged interval of increased risk. Industry sources have used the word “desperate” to describe the current shortage situation. When a high-priced product such as an automobile can’t be…

Flip Electronics, distributor, EOL

Flip Electronics Thrives on the ‘Bleeding Edge’ of Technology

There aren’t may start-ups in electronics distribution, and even fewer that specialize in end-of-life (EOL) components. Flip Electronics has just celebrated its fifth year focusing on the “bleeding edge” of technology. Flip manages EOL parts for component suppliers and customers. “I’d say five years is proof of concept,” said Jason Murphy, Flip’s founder and CEO.…

Digi-Key, products, shipment

Digi-Key Marketplace Goes ‘Beyond the Board’

Customers of electronics component distributor Digi-Key, which specializes in design and engineering orders, have told the business over the years they’d like to buy more products from Digi-Key. The company has responded. The distributor most recently launched the Digi-Key Marketplace, which significantly expands its product scope into automation and control, IoT, test and measurement, bare…

Renesas Consolidates Asia-Pacific Distribution Channel

Earlier this month, Renesas Electronics Corp. consolidated its distribution channel in Asia-Pacific, China and Taiwan. The semiconductor company terminated its relationship with global distributor WPI Group and added regional distributor WT Microelectronics. The move is notable as late last year World Peace Group (WPG), WPI’s parent, made a controversial bid to acquire a 30 percent…

New Yorker Electronics, Rectron Ink Distribution Deal

New Yorker Electronics, global distributor of electronic components, recently announced that it has signed a new franchise distributor agreement with Rectron Semiconductor. Rectron is a manufacturer of power rectifiers, bridge rectifiers, switching diodes, Zener diodes, ESD diodes, signal transistors, transient voltage suppressors, Schottky, high voltage diodes and recovery diodes. Established in 1976, Rectron manufactures state-of-the-art…