ECIA Adds Eight New Members

ECIA is pleased to welcome the following eight companies to its roster of prominent electronic component distributors, suppliers and manufacturers’ reps. From the component manufacturer sector, Neutrik USA, Inc., Henkel Electronic Materials, Contrinex USA and Concord Electronics have joined the organization recently. From the distributor community, ECIA welcomes NEP Electronics and Nasco Aerospace & Electronics. G.L. Smith Associates and Astron Electronics, both manufacturers’ rep companies, have also…

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Takeaways From Arrow’s Q2 Conference Call

As one of the world’s two largest electronics distributors, Arrow Electronics Inc. has perspective from more than 700 electronics component suppliers and 100,000 or so customers. During its Q2 conference call with analysts, Arrow executives said Brexit is having a mixed impact on Arrow’s main businesses, components and computer systems; supplier consolidation is benefiting the…

What Distributors Really Think about Amazon Business

Amazon Business, the B2B unit of Amazon.com, attended this year’s EDS conference for component manufacturers, distributors, and manufacturers’ representatives for the first time, driving a few distributors to tackle the issue of channel disruptors. Clearly, e-tailers like Amazon Business and Alibaba are a concern to the distribution channel as they directly compete with them. Authorized…

Optimism Rules at EDS

There were no doom and gloom reports for 2016 at the Electronics Distribution Show (EDS) in May. Most electronic component distributors and manufacturers were “cautiously optimistic” about 2016, expecting low- to high-single-digit percentage growth. Many expect to see a repeat of 2015 but have much higher growth expectations for 2017. In 2015, the electronic components…