Measurement Specialties Opens New Facility in Chengdu

Hampton, Va. – Measurement Specialties, Inc. (Nasdaq:MEAS), (the “Company”), a global designer and manufacturer of sensors and sensor-based systems, held the grand opening of their new West China R&D and Manufacturing Center in Chengdu today. The company hosted various dignitaries at the ceremony, including Mr. Peter Haymond, Consul General for the US Consulate in Chengdu.…

Emerging Markets Attract High-Tech but Dangers Lurk

Two demographic trends are positioning emerging markets at the forefront of the technology sector’s future: The rise of the global middle class and urbanization. Over the last decade, the cumulative proportion of global output for the emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) has increased from 38 to 50 percent. Other emerging markets,…

SMIC, Qualcomm Collaborate on Wafer Production in China

San Diego, Calif. — Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) and Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), have announced that SMIC and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, are working together in connection with 28nm process technology and wafer manufacturing services in China to manufacture Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processors. Qualcomm Technologies’ Snapdragon processors are purpose built for…

Surging China Alters Components Distribution Hierarchy

The East vs. West struggle for economic dominance and relevance is turning the global electronics components distribution market on its head. A mere nine years after it was incorporated, WPG Holdings Ltd. is threatening to upstage Arrow Electronics Inc. as the No. 2 global electronics components distributor in what is shaping up as the most…

SMIC Founds 12-inch CIS Supply Chain in China

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981), China’s largest and most advanced semiconductor foundry, today announced that the first 12″ color filter & micro lens array production line in mainland China has been completed and put into production by Toppan SMIC Electronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (“TSES”), a joint venture of SMIC and Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. (“Toppan”).…

Electronics Supply Chain Redefining China’s Role

Compared to other industries, the technology industry has a truly cross-regional reach. Supply chains for products like semi-conductors, consumer electronics, mobile devices, PCs, tablets and printers are global in nature, as parts are being supplied from across the world. However, there is a shift in production and consumption as the attractiveness of emerging markets continues…

China OEMs Buying More Through Distribution

Manufacturers in China are expected to spend, on average, $34 million on components in 2014, according to a new report by Global Sources and eMedia Asia. That figure represents an increase of 26 percent over 2013 purchases, and more of that spend is going through the distribution channel. By all accounts, the use of the channel…

Avnet EM Pivots Acquisitions Toward Asia

Asia’s electronic components distribution market is ripe for consolidation and Avnet Inc., the world’s top player in the sector, says it is putting the finishing touches to a strategic plan to grow strongly in the region via acquisitions and by leveraging existing investments to support customers and suppliers in refining their supply chain management offerings.…

How America II Juggles Spot-Market & Scheduled Orders

Now in its 25th year of business, America II has expanded globally and has consistently ranked as one of the top distributors in its market. It hasn’t always been easy – independent (or non- authorized) distributors have faced an uphill battle in establishing themselves as trustworthy sources of supply. America II’s President Brian Ellison spoke…