Electronics Companies Continue to Lead in Conflict Mineral Compliance

Electronics businesses that believe the so-called “conflict minerals” provision of the U.S. Dodd-Frank Act no longer applies to them should think again. Although SEC Acting Chairman Michael Piwowar recommended in April that the Securities & Exchange Commission not enforce the provision — which requires companies to disclose the origin of tungsten, tin, tantalum and gold…

Bristlecone Launches Monitor Bot for Digital Supply Chain

Bristlecone, a premium supply chain consulting company headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, launched its first Monitor Bot named HARI. Built by its division Bristlecone Labs using Commercially available Off-the-Shelf components (COTS), HARI enables Supply Chain teams to remotely tour, monitor and engage with factories and facilities from a safe and convenient location. HARI supports crucial functions like…

Avnet Unveils Artificial Intelligence Platform for Engineers, Others

Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today unveiled Ask Avnet, the industry’s first digital platform that integrates artificial intelligence (AI) and industry expertise on demand to help a wide range of customers, including engineers, procurement specialists and professional makers, find the critical insights and information they need daily to bring their technology solutions…

Flex Awards Bourns

Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced it has been named a 2017 Preferred Supplier award recipient by Flex. Flex is an electronics manufacturing services (EMS) company known for designing and building “Intelligent Products for a Connected World™”. Flex’s procurement and supply chain employees selected Bourns as a preferred supplier…

How Engineers View Demand Creation

Engineers should be thrilled by all the attention they’re getting these days. Component makers, manufacturer’s reps and now distributors have all pledged to be the designer’s best friend. The industry’s’ two largest distributors, Avnet Inc. and Arrow Electronics Inc., have invested heavily in field applications engineers (FAEs) and in the maker movement — Arrow has…

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Amazon.com is Not Out to Get You (But That Doesn’t Mean it Won’t)

My colleague Bolaji Ojo eloquently outlined the impact Amazon.com is having on the world of electronics. I agree with Bolaji’s analysis 100 percent. But much of the coverage of Amazon in the electronics trade press – including EPSNews – implies that Amazon.com is intentionally targeting the electronics distribution industry. That’s simply not true. Amazon is targeting any market…