Top 10 Articles of 2014

As the year comes to a close, we take a look at some of the biggest stories of 2014. Here is Electronics Purchasing Strategies’ top 10 highest viewed articles for the year. Several of our most popular stories look at the biggest issues and trends in the supply chain, including manufacturing in China and the buzz around…

ZMDI Optimizes Digital Power Solution for Würth Inductor

Dresden, Germany – ZMD AG (ZMDI), a Dresden-based semiconductor company that specializes in enabling energy-efficient solutions, and Würth Elektronik, eiSos division, a Waldenburg-based manufacturer specializing in a full range of electronic and electromechanical components, today announce the release of the first six products of the ZSPM15xx family of single-phase true-digital power solutions for non-isolated, high-current point-of-load…

Bourns Acquires Komatsulite

Riverside, Calif. – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, announced today that it has acquired all of the outstanding shares of Komatsulite Mfg. Co., Ltd and its subsidiaries.  Komatsulite, headquartered in Osaka, Japan, is a leader in the field of safety devices for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries.  Terms of the transaction were not…

IoT Will Bring Growth, But Also Price Pressure

For hardware and component vendors, the Internet of Things (IoT) represents the opportunity to sell lots of parts — particularly sensors – to OEMs. But as several research firms point out, the IoT won’t do anyone much good without the ability to communicate and measure the data that’s being produced by smart machines. “IoT devices…

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.…

Automotive Electronics Offers Big Growth Potential

There is big demand for high-reliability parts in automotive electronics sectors. The global market for automotive electronics is forecast to hit $204.6 billion in 2014, and reach $314.4 billion by 2020, with an estimated compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.3 percent between 2012 and 2020, according to a Research and Markets report. The OEM…

Ametherm, Rhopoint Sign Distribution Deal

Carson City, Nev. – Ametherm today announced a distribution agreement with Rhopoint Components Ltd., a leading U.K.-based distributor of precision electronic components and sensor products. Under the terms of the agreement, Rhopoint Components is now carrying and providing technical support for Ametherm’s entire lineup of inrush current limiters and NTC thermistors throughout Europe. Since 1975,…