Conflict Minerals Rule: A Repeal Won’t Kill it

The Conflict Minerals Regulation is here to stay. A part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act signed into law in July, 2010 by then President Barack Obama, the conflict minerals regulation has become a global phenomenon. Despised by many industry associations but publicly embraced by all of the major players in…

Severe Electronics Components Shortages Possible in 2017

Is the electronics supply chain diving headlong into one of its infamous component undersupply situations and the associated procurement woes? Some industry veterans are concerned this may be the case as they watch average selling prices inch higher and demand strengthen in an environment marked by low inventories and limited manufacturing capacity. With companies keeping…

Distribution: More M&A on the Way

The stage is set for a new round of consolidation in the electronics components distribution market. Though still suffering from the effects of margin pressures, supplier and customer consolidation, commoditization and an almost morbid obsession with design engineers, distributors are about to embark upon the latest in a string of M&A actions that will improve…

Future Electronics Adding Suppliers on Growth Spurt

Future Electronics Inc. has been adding to its roster of component suppliers and expanding franchise distribution contracts with existing vendors on rising demand for the services of the global distributor and as the electronics industry prepares for what forecasters see as a renewed burst of growth in several market sectors. After several years of slow…

Bourns Awards Top EMEA Distributors

Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that it acknowledged the company’s top-performing European distribution partners at this year’s Electronica International Trade Fair in Munich, Germany. The awards honor the exceptional sales support provided by these distributors over the past 18 months that have contributed to the growth of Bourns’ EMEA…

TTI Now JOSCAR Registered for Hi-Rel Markets

TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components, is now JOSCAR registered, further strengthening its position as a leading supplier to customers the defence and other hi-rel market sectors. Comments Lee Thompson, Director Industry Marketing, Europe, Defence, Aerospace & Space for TTI: “A real challenge for companies working in these demanding sectors is…

Kemet Expands “Easy-to-Design-In” Toolset

KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, continued its leadership position in digital technology by announcing expansions to its repertoire of powerful electronic components tools. “KEMET is involved in the customer journey from idea to execution, and our commitment to unparalleled borderless service extends through our advanced digital tools,” said Per Loof, KEMET…