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09.12.2014 // Victoria Kickham in: Passives

btnBack.pngVictoria KickhamAfter slowing in July, the Global Purchasing Index rises more than 2 points in August, as buyers of electronic components point to better business conditions.

Global Purchasing’s monthly business confidence index rose 2.3% in August to 116.9, indicating continued optimism among purchasing managers and other buyers of electronic components. The August level approaches June’s record high of 117.5 and represents an increase over July’s slight dip to 115.5. The GPI has remained above the 100-point threshold indicating optimism since its launch in January and has maintained a steady surge throughout the summer....Continue Reading >>
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07.08.2014 // Barbara Jorgensen in: Passives

btnBack.pngBarbara JorgensenA long-standing challenge in the electronics supply chain is the management of so-called ‘excess’ inventory. When an OEM or EMS provider orders too much product, it is often sold in the open market to distributors that are not franchised by component suppliers. The problems this creates for the authorized channel include the taint of counterfeit components in the electronics supply chain. Authorization—or franchises—are designed to protect suppliers, distributors and customers. From the customer standpoint, procuring product from an authorized distributor is similar to acquiring it directly from the supplier in terms of brand, quality and performance....Continue Reading >>btnForward.png

08.26.2014 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

btnBack.pngDennis ZogbiAnalysts predict that by the end of 2015 that 15 billion devices will form the framework for the IoT, and this will increase by 235% to 50 billion devices by 2020. In the near-term, the majority of these connected devices will be wireless handsets and computers, but a bevy of new and interesting electrical and electronic products have been introduced to suggest that a truly connected world is right around the corner. The similarity among these products is that they are all accessed and manipulated by technology (i.e. smartphone, tablet, notebook, desktop computer) through the internet which gives the consumer unprecedented access to monitor and control themselves and their environment....Continue Reading >>btnForward.png

08.26.2014 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

Analysts predict that by the end of 2015 that 15 billion devices will form the framework for the IoT, More...

08.21.2014 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Bishop & Associates 2014 Connector Industry Forecast shows major changes in the marketplace, including More...

08.19.2014 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

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05.30.2014 // Michael Knight in: Industry Conditions

In May, an informal survey was conducted of TTI’s suppliers. We asked them about their Q1 2014 growth More...

05.22.2014 // Michael Knight in: Industry Conditions

I just got back from the annual Electronic Distribution Show (EDS) where I had a chance to get a download More...

04.15.2014 // Michael Knight in: Industry Conditions

Thanks to the Internet, it is easier than ever to find electronic components. And though the various More...


09.12.2014 // Victoria Kickham in: Industry Conditions

After slowing in July, the Global Purchasing Index rises more than 2 points in August, as buyers of electronic More...

09.10.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

July U.S. Electronics Demand Improves Slightly; August Leading Indicators Point to Continued Modest Global More...

09.09.2014 // Didier Coulon in: Industry Conditions

Today, electronics represent around 25% to 30% of a modern car production costs but, more importantly, More...

09.04.2014 // Michael Schwert in: Switches & Relays

Total reported sales for all switch categories in Europe for Q1’14 were 12% above the previous quarter More...

09.03.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

July Semiconductor Shipments up 9.9% Globally; U.S. and Japan Updates; Weak July N. American PCB Demand; More...

08.27.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Detailed Sector Growth Charts; Mixed August PMI Leading Indicator Results; 2Q’14 European Electronic More...

08.26.2014 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

Analysts predict that by the end of 2015 that 15 billion devices will form the framework for the IoT, More...

08.21.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Taiwan/China July Data; Global Economic and Electronic Equipment Forecast by Region by Year; Europe More...

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