ECIA Covid-19 Survey Reveals Concerns are Easing

As the coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact the electronics components supply chain, the most recent data from ECIA’s survey of manufacturers and distributors yields a picture of modest overall improvement and stabilizing results, according to Dale Ford, ECIA’s Chief Analyst. The results reflect the hopeful economic uncertainty that still exists even as many states have…

RFMW Acquisition Expands TTI’s Chip Expertise

IP&E expert TTI Inc. raised a few eyebrows when it acquired semiconductor specialty distributor Symmetry Electronics in July of 2017. The announcement of TTI’s intent to acquire RF/microwave expert RFMW Ltd. raised a few more. Until 2017, TTI focused exclusively on interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) components. Its expertise in these products has sustained TTI…

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…