Bourns Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, is marking 70 years of electronic components innovation. Bourns was founded on July 7, 1947 by Marlan and Rosemary Bourns. The pioneering couple invented a product to accurately determine an aircraft’s pitch attitude solving a crucial problem that helped make aeronautics safer. Setting a strong technological…

Future Electronics Expands Distribution Agreement with Taiyo Yuden

Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, recently announced a newly expanded distribution agreement with TAIYO YUDEN, a leading global supplier of high quality electronic components. The distribution agreement covers North and South America, giving design engineers in the Americas valuable access to TAIYO YUDEN’s well-known brand of electronic components combined with Future’s…

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Widespread Component Shortages Expected Through 2H 2017

The first half of 2017 is shaping up as the perfect storm for electronics suppliers as capacity constraints, merger and acquisition, obsolescence and higher-than-expected demand is creating component shortages across the supply chain. The risk of double booking has been cited in at least two research reports, indicating the 2001 inventory glut may be fading…

C&K: Accelerating its Digital Transformation

C&K hires new CMO to help drive its digital transformation strategy to better support its customers and distribution partners. Electronic component manufacturers are starting to transform their businesses through digital technologies to drive growth and improve operational efficiencies and relationships internally and with customers and partners. C&K, a nearly 90-year-old manufacturer of electromechanical switches, is…

UltraLibrarian.com Provides Access to Millions of Components

EMA Design Automation® (www.ema-eda.com), a full-service provider and innovator of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) solutions, has created a website for Ultra Librarian®, www.UltraLibrarian.com, giving electronics designers online access to pre-authored and verified parts with pricing and technical information to help them choose the best electronics components for their designs and the ability to download symbols, footprints,…

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How Engineers View Demand Creation

Engineers should be thrilled by all the attention they’re getting these days. Component makers, manufacturer’s reps and now distributors have all pledged to be the designer’s best friend. The industry’s’ two largest distributors, Avnet Inc. and Arrow Electronics Inc., have invested heavily in field applications engineers (FAEs) and in the maker movement — Arrow has…

Avnet: Igniting the Brand and Soul of a Distributor

Kevin Sellers joined Avnet Inc. as chief marketing officer about 18 months ago after a 23-year stint at Intel Corp., one of the electronics industry’s most successful companies from a revenue and branding perspective. It’s no wonder therefore that some of Sellers’ experience at Intel would rub off on Avnet which today launched a global…

Bradley’s Law: Pricing Competitiveness Mirror Supply Chain Influence

A company should expect to pay for a specific electronic device a price commensurate with their Competitiveness within that particular commodity. This Competitiveness is the measure of how the supply chain sees the company – Ken Bradley, Founder & CTO, Lytica Inc. When Ken Bradley founded Lytica in 2005 as a consultancy practice, his primary…