World Micro Joins ECIA

Atlanta, Ga. – World Micro is proud to announce its recent acceptance as a distributor member of the ECIA. “Meeting the requirements for acceptance to this membership is very important for as we continue to grow our franchised distribution model,” stated Bettina Clark, World Micro’s Director of Supplier Development. ECIA is an organization made up…

Electronica 2014: IoT Is a Key Innovation Driver

Electronic component manufacturers and distributors are getting ready to converge at Electronica 2014, November 11-14, in Munich, Germany. One of the biggest topics of discussion at the show will be the Internet of Things (IoT) and its huge growth potential for the electronics industry ranging from networked medical devices to smart homes and connected vehicles.…

IP&E Suppliers Target Military Markets

Over the past month, there has been an uptick in military-related partnerships, services, and products in the interconnect, passive, and electromechanical (IP&E) industry. It may be due to MILCOM 2014 (Military Communications Conference) held earlier this month, but in any case, electronic component manufacturers and distributors are putting a lot more focus on the military…

No Vacation from Component Innovation

Despite the start of the summer slowdown, electronic component manufacturers are not taking a vacation from developing innovative products. Over the past month, we’ve seen several innovative designs that are going to make both designers and purchasers happy by solving design problems, saving space, cutting costs and reducing bill of materials. Let’s start with Honeywell’s…

Who Benefits from the Internet of Things?

The Internet of Things (IoT) device market is expected to grow from $9.5 billion in 2014 to $46 billion in 2014, according to Yole Développement. While there is big potential growth for electronic component manufacturers, particularly sensor manufacturers, Yole analysts expect most of the added value in IoT solutions will come from data processing. The IoT device market will represent close to 15 percent of all data processing, according to Yole.

Digi-Key Expands IoT Offerings

Thief River Falls, Minn. —Digi-Key Corp. has added several new suppliers in response to customer demand for Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. By leveraging the global distributor’s hybrid model, focused on product fulfillment and services, along with its highly trafficked website, these embedded and wireless solution suppliers are expected to expand their global reach as…