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.…

Low Volume, High-Reliability Distributor Weighs in on Virus Impact

Editor’s note: The coronavirus outbreak is impacting companies across the globe. Here’s what one UK distributor is experiencing. What kind of impact is coronavirus having on smaller companies around the world? Here’s one view from an electronics components distributor supplying high-reliability components While we hear much about the impact of coronavirus on the larger companies…

RFMW Acquisition Expands TTI’s Chip Expertise

IP&E expert TTI Inc. raised a few eyebrows when it acquired semiconductor specialty distributor Symmetry Electronics in July of 2017. The announcement of TTI’s intent to acquire RF/microwave expert RFMW Ltd. raised a few more. Until 2017, TTI focused exclusively on interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) components. Its expertise in these products has sustained TTI…

Arrow, distributor

Arrow Posts Double-Digit Growth in Q2 Sales & Net Income

Ongoing high demand for electronic components contributed to Arrow Electronics Inc.’s double-digit growth in the second quarter (Q2) of 2018. Sales reached $7.39 billion, an increase of 15 percent from sales of $6.42 billion in Q2 2017. Second-quarter net income of $170 million, or $1.92 per share on a diluted basis, compared with net income of $100 million, or $1.11 per…

counterfiets, electronics, components

Counterfeit Reports Fell in 2017; 2018 Trend Unclear

Incidents of counterfeit electronic components dropped dramatically in 2017, according to ERAI Inc., a global organization that monitors, investigates, and reports issues affecting the supply chain. ERAI reported a total of 771 suspect counterfeit and nonconforming parts in 2017, which shows a marked decline from prior years. The organization is cautious, however, about drawing too…