Electronics Industry Optimism Surging as 2017 Knocks

Finding an electronics industry executive at Electronica 2016 who isn’t gung ho about the prospects for the sector in 2017 and over the next several years won’t be impossible but it’s certainly not going to be easy. On the second day of the biennial exhibition that brings together designers, suppliers and manufacturers to the high-tech…

Master Electronics, AEM Ink Distribution Deal

Santa Monica, Calif. – Master Electronics, a leading global distributor of electromechanical, interconnect and passive components, adds AEM Components to their line card. Master Electronics’ Supplier Business Development Officer, Mr. Shell Johnson, stated, “AEM’s extensive surface mount products fit right into our steadfast IP&E commitment and strengthen our dictate to supply every customer with the…

Top 10 IP&E Articles in 2015

In 2015, EPS readers were most interested in pricing and lead-time information when it comes to the interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) device market. Two of the biggest issues for IP&E buyers have always been availability and pricing, particularly for commodity products.  According to an EPS purchasing survey, purchasers spend almost 5 ½ hours per…

Looking Back at 2014: Interconnect and Systems Suppliers

As IP&E suppliers continue to position their businesses for stronger growth, they are acquiring other companies or shedding unprofitable operations. In this article, we will review some of the significant news in the areas of interconnects and system components. Connector supplier Molex Inc. (Lisle, IL) made two mid-year acquisitions to flesh out its ever-expanding product…

IP&E Suppliers Award Arrow

Arrow Electronics received a total of nine awards from suppliers in the field of passive, electromechanical, and connector products (PEMCO) for the EMEA region. In recent years, Arrow has continually extended its line card and its technical expertise in this business. Arrow received the following awards: Bourns: “POS Growth” C&K Components: “Distributor of the Year…

Distribution: Masters of Problem-Solving

As electronics component sales and service organizations, distributors assist customers in a variety of ways. Master Electronics of Santa Monica, CA, prefers to call its role “problem-solving.” “We will do anything at this company that makes business sense for ourselves and the customer,” says Riad Nizam, vice president of sales for Master Electronics. “If you…

IP&E Suppliers Target Military Markets

Over the past month, there has been an uptick in military-related partnerships, services, and products in the interconnect, passive, and electromechanical (IP&E) industry. It may be due to MILCOM 2014 (Military Communications Conference) held earlier this month, but in any case, electronic component manufacturers and distributors are putting a lot more focus on the military…