World’s Largest Wafer Bank Triples in Size at Rochester Electronics

NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (November 13, 2014) – Rochester Electronics, a fully-authorized manufacturer and distributor of semiconductors, continues to expand its state-of-the-art wafer bank to support the ever-increasing number of semiconductor end-of-life (EOL) announcements and assist customers requiring reliable, authorized Extension-of-Life solutions. Rochester now has two wafer/die storage facilities that provide added risk mitigation from potential disaster.…

SAE Anti-Counterfeit Standard Adds Teeth to Legal Protection

A new SAE International standard should help to serve as legal protection for distributors and buyers when counterfeit parts show up in the supply chain, while helping to mitigate an alarming increase in electronic component counterfeiting. The AS6496 standard (Fraudulent/Counterfeit Electronic Parts: Avoidance, Detection, Mitigation, and Disposition — Authorized/Franchised Distribution) was drafted to outline requirements…

Smith & Associates to Exhibit at Electronica 2014 – Booth 412

HOUSTON — Smith & Associates, the largest independent distributor of electronic components, today announces its upcoming exhibition at Electronica 2014 in Munich, Germany. Smith, which celebrated its thirtieth anniversary in May, will join this leading industry gathering to showcase its global quality and service offerings and its strengthened focus on the broad European market. Smith…

American Component Exchange Adds More American-Made Products With Rayovac

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Recently opened electronics and electrical distributor, American Component Exchange (ACE), is now distributing several lines of Rayovac’s battery products. Their products offered will include AA, AAA, C, D, and 9v commercial and industrial batteries. Initially drawn to ACE because of their mission statement, Rayovac has decided to partner with America’s distributor…

America II Announces 3M, Transcend, Comchip & Hongfa Distribution Agreements

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest independent distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, has entered into several distribution agreements, partnering with 3M, Transcend Information Inc., Comchip Technology Corp., and Hongfa America Inc. “America II’s Blended Distribution℠ describes how we combined—or blended—traits of the independent and authorized channels,” said…

Crowdsourcing the Counterfeiting Problem

Many minds make light work: That's the wisdom of crowdsourcing. A new online community is hoping to leverage the power of the people to help address counterfeit risk and obsolescence headaches in the supply chain. Network Product Solutions LLC has launched the Trusted Global Buyers Network (TGBN), an online community that will allow members to…