America II Announces the Appointment of New CEO

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (PRWeb) – America II Group, Inc. (America II), a portfolio company of Wynnchurch Capital, LLC (“Wynnchurch”), announced today that it has appointed Frank Cavallaro as Chief Executive Officer.  With more than 25 years of successful leadership experience within the global technology distribution industry, Mr. Cavallaro is a seasoned executive who brings global…

Component Shortages Continue to Abound

Record breaking component shortages continue on a variety of fronts, which have distributors and OEMs asking if they’ll ever end, according to a recent report from independent distributor Fusion Worldwide. At the same time, there’s some good pricing news for solid state devices (SSD) and DRAM. Connectors and relays continue to be in worsening short…

EBN@C-Level: Sourceability Offers Alternative to Traditional Electronics Distribution

Electronics resellers have, for decades, been a resource to electronics OEMs for a variety of activities including designing products, sourcing components, and building a strong supply chain. Sourceability has recently emerged from early startup mode to offer much of the same types of service and support but without aligning itself with the traditional franchised/independent and…

Advanced MP Sale Boosts America II Growth

One of the electronics industry’s largest hybrid distributors – America II Electronics—has acquired another leading hybrid, Advanced MP Technology. The combination of two companies—an estimated $427 million in revenue—would rank the company 15th on EPSNews’ Top Global Distributors List. Both companies have been augmenting their independent – or non-authorized – distribution model with franchised suppliers.…

Electronic Shortages Bad & Getting Worse

For weeks and months, it’s been a buyer’s nightmare: all sorts of electronic parts are on allocation and prices are on the rise. Everything from capacitors to hard disk drives is in short supply. There’s no end in sight.   The recently released Fusion Worldwide’s Greensheet traces some of the trends and there is little good…

EBN@C-Level: Fusion Worldwide on Component Shortages & Independent Distribution

During a time when the electronics sector is experiencing unprecedented component shortages, the independent electronics distribution channel becomes a critical strategy for many OEMs.  The key to real success, though, is building those relationships before the hard times start.  We sat down with two executives from Fusion Worldwide, which sources, stocks and delivers electronic components…

Component Counterfeits Down, But Is It a Trend?

ERAI Inc., a global organization that monitors and investigates issues affecting the supply chain, reported a total of 771 suspect counterfeit and nonconforming parts in 2017. This is a marked decline from prior years, the organization said. At the same time, the ERAI is cautious about drawing conclusions from a one-year trend. Global semiconductor sales…