Forget Re-shoring, China is still it

It’s easy to find evidence to convince anyone China will in future play a diminished role in the electronics manufacturing market. Don’t believe the hype. True, aside from regular supply chain challenges arising from its location and distance from main Western markets and other economic, geo-political and logistics issues, the country’s edge in production has…

Consumer & Mobility Alter the Electronics Landscape, Part 1

Electronics Here, There, Everywhere: Implications for Industry Design Chain & Supply Chain Landscape. That was the initial headline for this article but the lengthy wording worked against this choice and a shorter title was substituted. Yet, this analogy demonstrates clearly what’s happening in the world of electronics and how the ubiquity of semiconductors and other…

Distributors Weigh Tough Talk with Customers

Now that all the “shift happens” puns are done, what is the take-away from the ECIA Executive Conference that was held in Chicago a few weeks ago? One message rang loud and clear: “There were a number of examples of companies that didn’t change with the market and they went out of business,” Chris Beeson,…

Digi-Key in China? Yes. Soon, Too

Digi-Key Corp. is expanding operations globally and plans in the near future to establish its first office in China in furtherance of an internationalization program that will see the electronics components distributor putting “boots on the ground” in key European, Middle East and Asian locations, according to company executives. The company in the last year…

Digi-Key Enhances Website

Global electronic components distributor, Digi-Key Corporation, today announced new website features and updates including a new Search Accelerator designed to make it faster and easier for customers to search for electronic components. This new feature kicks off a series of global website improvements designed to accelerate information access and simplify the ordering process. A global…

How Digi-Key Manages Expansion

Leading low-volume high-mix distributor Digi-Key Corp. is gradually expanding into the prototype and low-volume production business. In  Digi-Key Ventures Deeper into Supply Chain,  Electronics Purchasing Strategies managing editor Barbara Jorgensen spoke with Dave Doherty, vice president of Global Supplier and Product Operations for Digi-Key, to find out how Digi-Key is managing this growing venture. In the second part…

Elektronik Awards Digi-Key

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, recently made a splash in Elektronik’s Distributor of the Year awards, announced in the most recent issue. Highly ranked across the board, Digi-Key received nine total awards, four of which were first place. The Elektronik Distributor of the Year…

Digi-Key Expands In Europe

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced the recent expansion of its European sales team. Five new hires in customer-facing roles will strengthen Digi-Key’s position across all of Europe including Central and Southern Europe, the Nordic Region, the Baltics and the United Kingdom. As…

Digi-Key Ventures Deeper into Supply Chain

One of the most significant recent developments for global distributor Digi-Key Corp.  has been the expansion from a traditional low-volume high-mix (catalog) order model into the small production and prototype business. The two models are very different and traditionally don’t sit side-by-side in broadline distribution organizations. Electronics Purchasing Strategies managing editor Barbara Jorgensen recently spoke with Dave Doherty,…

EPC Names Digi-Key as Channel Partner

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced new inventory of Gallium Nitride (GaN) power management products, available for immediate shipment as part of an exclusive global distribution agreement with Efficient Power Conversion (EPC). EPC is the leader in enhancement mode Gallium Nitride based power…