America II Signs Agreement with Tekmos

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest independent distributors of semiconductors and passive components, has entered into a global distribution agreement with Tekmos, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company that specializes in replacement solutions for obsolete microcontrollers as well as FPGA, CPLD and ASIC conversions from manufacturers such as Xilinx®,…

Uncertainty Spurs Order Surge

Distributors that specialize in hard-to-find components are seeing a significant uptick in orders, supporting reports that the supply chain could be beginning a round of panic buying. “Companies that would normally order 10,000 components from us are now ordering 80,000 or 90,000,” says Todd Ballew, executive vice president and general manager for independent distributor World…

Challenges & Goals for Distributors in 2011

The year is starting out strong for the electronics distribution channel as many forecasts show signs of economic recovery despite the continued challenges of unemployment and high energy and commodity costs. A reason for optimism is the recent Consumer Electronics Show that had its best turnout in three years with more than 150,000 in attendance.…

America II Stocks Isocom Optoelectronics

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest independent distributors of semiconductors and passive components, has entered into a global distribution agreement with Isocom Components 2004, Ltd., a U.K.-based supplier of infrared optoelectronic devices. “In addition to expanding our product portfolio and delivering a wide range of solutions, America II…

World Micro Names Quality Manager

ATLANTA — Georgia-based electronic components distributor, World Micro, Inc., announced today that it has appointed Gary Beckstedt to serve as the company's quality manager, heading the company's Atlanta headquarters quality department. Beckstedt's role will be to coordinate all quality programs and processes in Atlanta, including ISO standards programs, ESD programs, inspection and counterfeit detection, personnel…

America II to Distribute TGS

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest independent distributors of semiconductors and passive components, has entered into a global distribution agreement with TGS (USA), Inc. Through this agreement, America II strengthens its line card by adding a broad line of leading-edge quartz frequency control devices. “The TGS brand has…

World Micro Adds CFO

ATLANTA — Georgia-based electronic components distributor, World Micro, Inc., announced today that it has appointed Ms. Teri McAlpin to serve as the company's chief financial officer. Her primary role will be in building financial strategies, metrics tied to the financial and overall corporate strategies, developing and monitoring corporate risk and control systems, and accurate financial…

The Case for Distribution’s Open Market

For those in the electronics supply chain the acquisition of {complink 11309|Converge}, one of the largest “brokers” in the world, by {complink 453|Arrow Electronics Inc.}, the No. 1 global franchise distributor, should raise a few eyebrows. It does seem a curious move since the major executives in the authorized distribution channel typically like to avoid…

America II Signs Deal With Aviel Electronics

ST. PETERSBURG, FL — America II Electronics Inc., one of the world’s largest independent distributors of semiconductors and passive components, has finalized a global authorized distribution agreement with Aviel Electronics, a division of RF Industries. Through this agreement, America II strengthens its product portfolio and further demonstrates a commitment to their customers. “We’re determined to…

America II Appoints Dan Bisaillon COO

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.– America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest independent distributors of semiconductors and passive components, today named Dan Bisaillon Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Dan will be responsible for directing all of America II's domestic and international semiconductor business as the company moves to expand its global market presence. “Dan…