inventory, component, shortages, EDX

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…

Bourns Adds Custom Options for Power Designs

In the interconnect, passive and electromechanical market, the slightest advantage can help secure a component’s spot in an OEM design. IP&E component manufacturer Bourns Inc. is expanding its competitive edge in the power electronics market by acquiring specific assets of the Transtek brand of magnetics components. Transtek’s product portfolio included custom transformers, inductors and coils…

TTI Earns Three Vishay Awards

TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components, has announced a “clean sweep” of distributor awards from discrete semiconductor and passive components manufacturer, Vishay, covering the company’s performance in 2015.  Specialist distributor TTI was recognized as top performer in all three categories – Actives, Passives and Full Service – and becomes the first…

Role of Power ICs and Passives in Power Conversion

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is teaming up with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara to announce its next Innovation Spotlight interview as part of the Portable Power Series in the Empowering Innovation Together™ program. In this new interview, Grant speaks with Jon Nelson, President and CEO, TDK Americas, to learn more about energy management and storage. Nelson explains how TDK Americas and EPCOS, a TDK…