Bourns Names Digi-Key E-Commerce Distributor of the Year

Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced it has selected Digi-Key Electronics as its 2017 North American e-Commerce Distributor of the Year for the second year in a row based on their excellent sales growth and innovative and successful Internet marketing programs. Bourns has been honoring its top-performing distribution partners…

TTI Buys Second Chip Specialist & Expands into South Korea

On the last business day of 2017, TTI Inc. acquired its second semiconductor company, Changnam I.N.T. Ltd. of South Korea. The longtime specialty distributor of interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) components expanded its nascent semiconductor linecard and its geographic reach in one fell swoop. But TTI’s ambition is not to become a global broadline distributor,…

Fusion Names Sales VP

Fusion Worldwide, a leading open market electronic component distributor, today announced that Tim Burns has joined the company as Vice President of Sales Americas. Burns brings nearly 20 years of experience to the role, with expertise in sales team management, sales growth, business development, marketing strategy and customer relationships. An experienced sales leader with a…

Component Shortages to Last ‘Longer Than Expected’

There’s no short-term relief ahead for electronics manufacturers that are scrambling for components. Tight supplies of capacitors and resistors are expected to last into mid-2018—longer than industry experts expected. The dreaded words “allocation” and “double-ordering” are coming up more frequently, meaning OEMs and EMS providers are facing long-term sourcing challenges. Thick- and thin-film chip resistor…

ERA Appoints Manufacturer and Distributor Delegates to Its Executive Committee

The Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) has announced that it has added distributor and manufacturer delegates to its Executive Committee, which also includes six representative members charged with carrying out the policies of the association as directed by the board of directors. Ken Bellero, president of Schaffner EMC Inc., has been appointed as the manufacturer delegate…

Sager Electronics Joins ERA as a New Global Distributor Member

The Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) has announced that Sager Electronics – a North American distributor of interconnect, power and electromechanical components from leading worldwide manufacturers – has joined ERA as a global distributor member. Sager Electronics is the latest addition to ERA’s fast-growing distribution membership. “Much of Sager’s evolution can be attributed to our work…

RS Components Expands IP67 Connector Portfolio

Singapore – RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has extended its portfolio of high-quality connectivity solutions with the EDAC 572 and 560 series of IP67-rated connectors, which offer simple, safe connections for a wide variety of outdoor and ruggedised applications including LED lighting, medical, marine and hydroponic cultivation, access control, external…

TE Connectivity Awards TTI

TTI, Inc., the leading authorized distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, announced today the company has received TE Connectivity’s highest performance award as the Global Distributor of the Year. The award was presented to the TTI executive team during the TE Global Distribution Summit meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. The annual award recognizes TE’s…