America II Adds to Franchises

America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it has signed franchise distribution agreements with nine manufacturers. The company added Oupiin America Inc., Mean Well USA Inc., Kamaya Inc., SiliconReef, Iriso USA Inc., Fremont Micro Devices, Cal-Chip Electronics, APC Manufacturing, and NVE Corporation to its global…

Peerless Electronics Names New President

The Board of Directors of Peerless Electronics Inc. is pleased to announce that William (Bill) Gallucci will assume the role of president, effective January 1, 2016. Most recently, Mr. Gallucci served as Chief Operating Officer responsible for the operations of the company. As president, Mr. Gallucci’s responsibilities will expand to include overseeing the company’s day-to-day…

Rutronik Is Global Distributor for Sensirion

With effect from 1st of November 2015, Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH will be serving as a global distributor for Sensirion. In doing so, Rutronik is further developing its extensive sensor portfolio and supporting Sensirion in its global sales and support operations for high-quality sensors and sensor solutions. The global franchise agreement includes the Sensirion humidity…

Quality & Traceability: Critical to Procurement

This month, Verical.Connect and EPS have taken a very close and important look at the cornerstones of quality and anti-counterfeiting strategies in the semiconductor and electronics supply chain. Sourcing and procurement have grown, expanded, and decidedly matured in terms of business operations/processes as well as the role that these departments play in the corporation. Quality…

Battelle Builds a ‘Barrier’ Against Counterfeit Chips

Tom Sharpe clearly recalls the first batch of “clone” semiconductors that turned up under the microscopes at his company’s Sandy Hook, Conn., test facility three years ago. SMT Corp., where he is vice president, specializes in detecting counterfeit chips, and most of those it had detected before then had been poor-quality, previously used chips that…

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Social Media Isn’t Social (Al Said So)

People that have been successful in one career tend to re-create that success in the next—even if the ‘next’ career technically is retirement. Al Maag, former longtime communications officer for Avnet Inc., has published a book drawing from his experiences in life and at global distributor Avnet. Al’s book, Social Media Isn’t Social (SparkPress), on…

ITSWELL Franchises America II

America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it has entered into a franchise distribution agreement with ITSWELL Co., Ltd., a manufacturer of LED products used in home appliance, automotive, traffic control, medical, lighting, and gaming applications. Under terms of the agreement, America II will have…