10 Ways X-Ray Can Help Identify Counterfeit Parts

There’s no denying that this is a problem on a monumental scale, and it’s only getting worse. Current estimates for the annual loss to the electronics industry due to counterfeit components is north of $5 billion. With rewards that high, it’s no surprise that criminal enterprises are getting more and more sophisticated in their efforts…

Electronics Distributors Need a Marketplace Strategy to Defeat Amazon

Amazon has painted an enormous bullseye on the backs of B2B distributors across numerous verticals, from industrial supply to building materials. The e-commerce giant will eventually move deeper into more complex segments, including electronic components. As previously written, the market for passive components, such as capacitors and resistors, is particularly vulnerable to Amazon’s B2B marketplace…

FindChips Pro: Sourcing Tools Need More Muscle

Information aggregators for electronic components have emerged as a standard tool in the arsenal of supply chain professionals, engineers, and designers in the electronics industry. Now, however, these same customers want more from these information sources than ever before. FindChips.com is adding a paid service, called FindChips Pro, that provides new capabilities to help buyers…

Barcoding, Inc. Expands RFID Practice and Provides Expert Insight on the Top RFID Trends for 2017

BALTIMORE –  Barcoding, Inc., a leader in supply chain efficiency, accuracy, and connectivity, predicts the top radio frequency identification (RFID) trends to affect the market in 2017 and adds RFID expert, Patrick Richgels, to the expanding RFID practice, which is focused on providing comprehensive solutions to Barcoding, Inc.’s growing client base.     Tom O’Boyle,…

Barcoding, Inc. to Hold Webinar, “How to Automate Logistics and Streamline Operations with RAIN RFID”

BALTIMORE – Oct. 25, 2016 – Barcoding, Inc., a leader in supply chain efficiency, accuracy, and connectivity, will hold a webinar, “How to Automate Logistics and Streamline Operations with RAIN RFID,” on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. (ET). Presented by Craig Cotton, vice president of marketing and product management for Impinj, this webinar will…

Avnet to Distribute Frequency Control Products from Bliley Technologies in the Americas

PHOENIX & ERIE, Pa.—Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor,  announced a distribution agreement with Bliley Technologies, Inc., a supplier of high-performance RF and microwave low-phase noise frequency generation and timing products. Effective immediately, Avnet will offer a broad lineup of standard and custom crystal oscillators, precision AT, SC, IT and FC cut…

Enable Supply Chain Security Through an Authentication Data Network

Electronics counterfeiting is gaining attention as evidenced by the recent IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security & Trust (HOST).  More than 250 industry and academic leaders attended the conference to address the growing threat that counterfeit devices are posing to the security of the electronics supply chain.  Inadvertent use of recycled, refurbished, or re-marked…

VR Device Shipments to Hit 50M Units by 2020

LONDON—Virtual reality (VR) device shipments will total more than 50 million units by 2020, according to market research firm ABI Research. This equates to a compound annual growth rate of almost 85%. As the ecosystem expands, a growing number of vendors are releasing their own VR accessories as add-ons to smartphones, ABI notes. [Speed matters…