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…

Calling All Component Distributors

{complink 11911|United Business Media Ltd.}, the parent company of EBN and EE Times, has been tracking the global electronics component distribution market for decades, offering insights into the sales and operating performance of this crucial segment of the industry to enable OEMs, contract manufacturers, and component makers better understand the evolving dynamics of the market.…

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…

CTS Secures Global Deal on Pedal Modules

ELKHART, Ind. — CTS Corporation (NYSE: CTS) today announced that CTS Automotive Products has secured its second global popular small-car vehicle platform for its pedal modules with the addition of two new production program wins. The two recently awarded pedal module programs come from one of CTS’ largest customers, a major Japanese vehicle manufacturer, and…

Methode Electronics Reports Q3

CHICAGO, Ill. — Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: MEI), a global developer of custom engineered and application specific products and solutions, today announced financial results for the Fiscal 2011 third quarter ended January 29, 2011. Methode's third-quarter Fiscal 2011 net sales increased $12.2 million, or 13.7 percent, to $101.3 million from $89.1 million in the third…

Mouser Stocks Gauge Pressure Sensor

MANSFIELD, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top global engineering design resource for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it is stocking new product from Omron Electronics LLC. Omron's 2SMPP MEMS Gauge Pressure Sensor is ultra miniature in size (6.1×4.7×8.2 mm) and offers low power consumption of 0.2 mW. The 2SMPP MEMS Gauge…

Chip Chain Remains Tight

Signs of a normal first-quarter seasonal slowdown are now scarcer than hens' teeth. Fourth-quarter wafer sales at {complink 5388|Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC)} — representing the industry’s first-quarter IC sales — were essentially flat from the third quarter. Meanwhile, the outlook for the first quarter of 2011 (parts meant for consumption in the second quarter)…

Digi-Key Wins Bronze

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. – February 18, 2011 — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, was awarded Honeywell Sensing and Control's Bronze Growth Award at the annual Sales Kickoff event in Orlando, Florida on January 18th. The award was…

Farnell Wins Gold

LONDON — Farnell, the leading multi-channel distributor, has won the 2011 EMEA Best in Class Gold Distribution award from Honeywell Sensing and Control (S&C), the global technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with sensor, switch and test and measurement products. The award, presented at S&C’s 2011 Europe, Middle East and Africa Sales Kick Off…

MWC: Parts Challenges Ahead for Mobile Vendors

Supply chain managers, brace yourselves. Mobile is taking off in all sorts of exciting and demanding ways, and making sure there are enough products in the pipeline could be the electronics industry’s next pressure test. Based on the chatter at the World Mobile Congress, which kicked off today in Barcelona, the idealistic, always-connected mobile world…