Heilind Wins Amphenol Distribution Award

Wilmington, Mass. – Heilind Electronics, a leading global distributor of electronic components, was recently recognized as the winner of Amphenol’s 2015 Best North American Performance in Distribution award. The award is given to the distributor who demonstrates the highest point-of-sale growth in a region throughout the calendar year. It was presented to Heilind during Amphenol’s…

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Risk-Management Reminders from Japan

I recently had a conversation with Wade McDaniel, vice president of supply chain solutions for Avnet Velocity. The discussion was centered on the many layers of risk management, and a few things stood out from a presentation McDaniel provided. It was a map of earthquake-prone areas of the world. The image stands out in my…

ELEXCON to Showcase Latest Electronics Components

Shenzhen, China – When design engineers, purchasing professionals and policy makers gather at this year’s ELEXCON, one of China’s largest and most important electronic exhibitions, a wide range of topics critical to the continuing progress of the industry will be featured: Start-ups: hardware, software & the supply chain– a focus on entrepreneurial trends accelerating industrial…

Orion Fans Expands DC Fan Portfolio

Thermal management devices are an essential component of any piece of electronics equipment from laptop computers to servers. In the cooling world, designers often select “modified standard” products to meet their specific cooling requirements. However, these devices also need to be available through second sources. Like most electronics components, purchasers are demanding second sources to ensure…

Amphenol Targets Leadership in USB Type-C

Mouser Electronics recently launched a newly designed USB Technology site to give buyers and designers of USB technologies access to the technical advances in USB standards, including the latest USB Type-C connector. A new section at the site is dedicated to the USB Type-C standard including connectors, controllers, circuit protection devices and other related components.…

Avnet Doubles Down on Embedded Systems

The value of embedded systems in the distribution channel was reinforced in recent weeks as Avnet Inc. dedicated global sales and support resources to the embedded market segment. Ed Smith, president of Avnet Electronics Marketing, Americas, was named as senior vice president of Avnet embedded systems,  global, earlier this year. For the past year, Smith has overseen both…

Peerless Electronics Names New President

The Board of Directors of Peerless Electronics Inc. is pleased to announce that William (Bill) Gallucci will assume the role of president, effective January 1, 2016. Most recently, Mr. Gallucci served as Chief Operating Officer responsible for the operations of the company. As president, Mr. Gallucci’s responsibilities will expand to include overseeing the company’s day-to-day…

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Amazon.com Expands Stake in Electronics Components

First it was AmazonBusiness, which offers online buying and selling of electronics components. Now, as a number of news outlets have reported, Amazon.com is making semiconductors. According to The Verge: An Israeli company acquired by Amazon last year has announced a new line of semiconductors, marking Amazon’s first foray into the chipmaking market. The company,…

DFARS and Testing as the Quality Litmus Test, Part 2

Recently EPS and Verical.Connect have focused on the issues of counterfeit mitigation and the recent (9/21/2015) proposed amendments to the 2012 Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS).  Among the amendments is a proposal to extend DoD sourcing practices from the traditional military/aerospace specification standards to include COTS components. To consider the impact of these issues…