Gowanda Expands Passives Lines via RCD Components Acquisition

Gowanda Components Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of RCD Components, headquartered in Manchester, New Hampshire. RCD is a manufacturer of passive components – including resistors, capacitors, coils and delay lines – for the commercial, military and aerospace industries. This is the ninth acquisition for GCG within the last seven years. “The addition of…

OEMs Should Commit to Inventory During Component Shortages

The causes, effects and implications of “The Great Component Shortage of 2018” have been thoroughly analyzed. The automotive and IoT industries have been driving unprecedented demand for smaller and more efficient passive electronics, which in turn has stretched lead times for these once- commoditized components to the breaking point. What hasn’t been discussed, however, is the equal…

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Double Ordering of Electronic Components Hits ‘All-Time High’

Although the electronics supply chain has been dancing around the issue of double ordering for several quarters, a recent Morgan Stanley report finds there’s been a “significant uptick” in double ordering that has extended component lead times even further. Evidence of double ordering also has analysts questioning the sustainability of the current component-demand upcycle. “To…

Vishay Awards Future Electronics

Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, was named Passives Distributor of the Year 2016 by Vishay for the Americas. Future Electronics was also named Semiconductor Distributor of the Year 2016 and Full Service Distributor of the Year 2016. The announcement was made at the recent Electronic Distribution Show (EDS) held at The…