Calabria Sets Abracon’s Channel-Centric Agenda

From a distributor’s perspective, not all suppliers are created equal. Some component makers view the channel as a valued extension of their salesforce; others view distributors as an offsite repository for their inventory. Abracon LLC CEO Mike Calabria is making sure his company falls in the former category. “We are extremely channel-centric,” said the former…

AVX Releases Medical Selector Guide

Fountain Inn, S.C. – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new, interactive Medical Selector Guide that features industry-specific summary information about its portfolio of electronic components for Class I, II, and III medical devices, including: tantalum and ceramic capacitors, thin film products, connectors, EMI filters and feedthroughs, SAW filters,…

Electronics Purchasing Strategies Celebrates its Inaugural Year

Mansfield, MA (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 — Electronics Purchasing Strategies – the online publication that empowers, informs and connects professionals in the electronics design, manufacturing and supply chain community — celebrates its first year in business in September. Founded by three veteran journalists – Bolaji Ojo, Gina Roos and Barbara Jorgensen — EPS has achieved…

Acquisitions Dominate the IP&E Market

In last month’s IP&E Market Insider newsletter, I noted that it was very likely that we would see more interconnect, passive, and electromechanical (IP&E) component manufacturers focused on high-performance product development to offset dwindling margins in their commodity businesses as well as more targeted acquisitions of niche companies that give them entry into higher end…

IP&E Marketplace Takes Off

BBG Enterprises Inc., publisher of Electronics Purchasing Strategies, has announced the launch of a new dedicated site catering to manufacturers, distributors and buyers of interconnect, passive and electromechanical components. The IP&E Marketplace is focused on servicing the multi-billion dollar IP&E market with the traditional fare of news, research and data complemented with opportunities for suppliers…

Tips For Thriving in a Flat IP&E Market

In some circumstances – political leadership, for example – long-term stability is a good thing. In the interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) market, a little upward or even downward momentum would be a welcome change for many companies in the electronics supply chain. “From the leadtime perspective, there has been very little change [from 2013],”…

Vishay Trims Q4 Outlook as Sales Drop

Vishay Intertechnology Inc. today disclosed why it is embarking on a cost-cutting and employee reduction program noting in a release that third quarter revenue and profits came in below investors’ and the company’s expectations. Its sales forecast for the December quarter were similarly lackluster indicating demand for its products remain weak. Malvern, Pa.-based Vishay reported…