Uncertainty Spurs Order Surge

Distributors that specialize in hard-to-find components are seeing a significant uptick in orders, supporting reports that the supply chain could be beginning a round of panic buying. “Companies that would normally order 10,000 components from us are now ordering 80,000 or 90,000,” says Todd Ballew, executive vice president and general manager for independent distributor World…

Distributors Plan for Supply Disruption in Japan

A number of US-based distributors have operations in Japan, and virtually all resellers carry Japanese suppliers on their line cards. {complink 453|Arrow Electronics Inc.} and {complink 12888|TTI Inc.} are among distributors providing updates on the status of their employees and facilities in the region, and on their expectations for the component supply chain in the…

C&D Completes Reverse Stock Split

BLUE BELL, Pa. — C&D Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”) announced today that it filed an amendment (the “Amendment”) to its amended and restated certificate of incorporation to decrease the number of authorized shares of the Company's common stock, par value $.01 per share (“Common Stock”), from 600,000,000 to 25,000,000 (the “Authorized Share Reduction”). The Amendment…

What’s Holding up the Smart Grid?

With oil prices on the rise and green energy on the US presidential agenda, smart grid implementation should be moving fast. But according to the Microsoft Worldwide Utility Industry Survey 2011, it's not. While 70 percent of respondents believe the smart grid will address tomorrow's energy challenges, utilities are still seeking clear implementation guidelines. The…

Avnet Offers Aras Power Solutions

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announced today that it now carries the complete line of off-the-shelf AC/DC and DC/DC power solutions, as well as custom power supply solutions from Aras Power Technologies. Aras Power Technologies’ line will be available at http://www.em.avnet.com/mgw/aas. Aras Power Technologies’ line…

All American Stocks GeneSiC Semiconductors

MIAMI, Fla. — All American Semiconductor, a leading distributor of electronic components, announces it has signed a distribution agreement with GeneSiC Semiconductor Inc., a provider of silicon carbide and silicon-based high-power semiconductor products. The company’s cost-effective silicon technology is available with quick lead times and offers the best forward voltage drop in the industry. GeneSiC’s…