Digi-Key, products, shipment

Digi-Key Marketplace Goes ‘Beyond the Board’

Customers of electronics component distributor Digi-Key, which specializes in design and engineering orders, have told the business over the years they’d like to buy more products from Digi-Key. The company has responded. The distributor most recently launched the Digi-Key Marketplace, which significantly expands its product scope into automation and control, IoT, test and measurement, bare…

5G, electronics, infrastructure

The 5G Revolution: It’s all About the Infrastructure

The biggest 5G opportunity for the electronics supply chain  — infrastructure — is also its biggest inhibitor, according to one industry expert. Base stations, towers and data processing centers require a lot of industrial electronics, but nobody — literally — wants them in their backyard. “2020 will be the year that 5G scales,” Qualcomm Inc. President…

Avnet Launches Store on Alibaba’s Chinese B2B Site

Avnet Inc. is expanding its offerings in China by launching a super store on Alibaba Group’s China-focused B2B purchasing and wholesale marketplace 1688.com. Through an alliance with Alibaba Cloud, the electronics distributor will also enable services such as IoT prototyping. As China’s largest wholesale platform for industrial products, 1688.com is home to more than 10…