What Mouser ‘s Global Team Learns from its Local Ground Game

E-commerce has effectively demolished the geographic boundaries that used to limit electronics procurement through the distribution channel. Component suppliers authorized distributors to sell their brands in geographic markets to avoid over-distribution and linecard conflicts. The first time a distributor offered all of its brands internationally online tested those boundaries. The supply chain found that expanding…

Buyers: Online Research Essential to Supplier Selection

The 2014 UPS B2B Buyers Insight Study found that buyers consider online research essential to the supplier selection process. Industrial supplies purchasers were asked to identify their preferred method for researching industrial products.  The majority of respondents reported that a supplier’s website (68%) and search engines (52%) are their preferred methods. Similarly, respondents were asked to identify…

Toshiba Launches Online Design Tool

Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has announced an online design tool that helps engineers to analyse the performance of components for the power stages of embedded designs and improve overall system effectiveness and efficiency. The Toshiba Semiconductor Web Simulator enables users to simulate MOSFET performance under various voltage and temperature conditions, and to analyse their switching…