Chip Maker Mergers: When 1+1=Risk

There will always be certain risks that a business can expect: a management turnover; a market correction; or taking on too much debt. In the electronics supply chain, the industry has become better at spotting risks, such as those that come with manufacturing and sourcing products offshore. But the more subtle risks, said Tom Galligani,…

ECIA Takes Position on Product Change Notifications

  Product change notices (PCNs) are a necessary but complicated reality of the supply chain.  Component manufacturers change things all the time, but because components are sold directly to customers, through distributors or on the open market, it is nearly impossible to disseminate notices in a consistent manner. Entire websites have been dedicated to keeping…

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Can Distributors Capitalize on Service?

 The electronics supply chain has known for some time that only so much growth is available through the sale of hardware such as components and computer systems.  Prices of mature products continue to go down, and new products don’t hold their value for as long as they used to. The next logical step is to…

ECIA Honors TTI’s Sink

TTI, Inc. the leading authorized, specialty distributor of IP&E components, congratulates TTI Vice President Total Quality, Kevin Sink, on having received an ECIA Distinguished Service Award. ECIA annual honors members of the organization who have devoted their time and resources to advance the association and the industry. Sink was selected to join this elite group…

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Living Connected: Making Sense of the IoT

The ECIA’s Annual Executive Conference did a terrific job of staying true to its theme: Living Connected. The assembly of high-tech business executives walked away with a lot of food for thought and some actionable items regarding the Internet of Things (IoT) and the connected world in general. I’m sure most of the attendees already…

Future Wins ECIA ‘Best’ Award

Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, won top honors in the “Best Sales Tools – Sales Incentive Campaign” category and earned the distinction of “Best in Show” for its ST Car promotion during the advertising awards ceremony at the Electronic Components Industry Association’s Executive Conference held earlier this week in Chicago. The…

Reliance on Compliance: Evolving Industry Standards

The variety of product labeling standards set forth, or under consideration, by organizations such as the Electronics Components Industry Association (ECIA), Electronics Components Association (ECA), Joint Electron Device Engineering Council (JDEC), Government Electronics and Information Technology Association (GEIA), now part of TechAmerica, Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), and Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) present additional labeling challenges.…