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05.12.2015 // Victoria Kickham in: Industry Conditions

btnBack.pngVictoria KickhamGlobal Purchasing Index remains in positive territory, but buyers surveyed report weaker confidence, as the index falls 12% compared to March.

Electronics Buyers Optimistic, But Report Slowdown in April.

Buyers of electronic components remained optimistic in April, though their business confidence slowed compared to the first quarter of the year, according to the Global Purchasing Index report for April....Continue Reading >>
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03.19.2015 // Mike McGuire in: Industry Conditions

btnBack.pngMike McGuireAerospace products tend to fall into three broad categories – general aviation, commercial aviation and military. In recent years, all have seen challenges for manufacturers, suppliers and distributors as they try to match production and inventories with orders and pipelines in an economy lurching toward recovery from the Great Recession and impacted by the U.S. government sequestration. These events showcased the need for buyers and engineers to tightly embrace the fundamentals of sourcing aerospace components.

The first rule of sourcing is to build a secure and long-term relationship with your distribution partners....Continue Reading >>
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04.23.2015 // Barbara Jorgensen in: Industry Conditions

btnBack.pngBarbara JorgensenThe regulatory environment for the electronics industry continues to become more complex. As U.S.-based companies conduct more business internationally, they face environmental and trade directives that vary from region to region. Although electronics OEMs are ultimately responsible for compliance to these rules, they expect their supply chain partners to fully support their efforts. Distribution, which is a vital link between component suppliers and their customers, has to keep abreast of the regulations that affect their suppliers as well as their OEM and EMS customers....Continue Reading >>btnForward.png

06.30.2015 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

The connector industry is one of the most profitable subsections of the electronic components industry. More...

06.18.2015 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American household uses about More...

06.16.2015 // Mike Kirschner in: Supply Chain

I was speaking to a group in Boston last month and made the point that manufacturers’ restricted/declarable More...

05.21.2015 // John Sandy in: TTI Insights

It is a simple question companies are required to ask and, depending on the direction of the latest appellate More...

03.19.2015 // Mike McGuire in: TTI Insights

Aerospace products tend to fall into three broad categories – general aviation, commercial aviation and More...

01.21.2015 // Michael Knight in: Supply Chain

Though not the company’s principal growth driver, acquisitions do contribute greatly to not only to new More...


07.01.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

June “Flash” PMI Leading Indicators; May Preliminary U.S. Electronics Shipments, Orders & Inventories; More...

06.30.2015 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

The connector industry is one of the most profitable subsections of the electronic components industry. More...

06.25.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Growth by Sector of World Electronics Industry with Detailed Financials; May North American SEMI Equipment More...

06.17.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Taiwan/China and Europe Updates; 1Q’15 SEMI Equipment Shipments by Major Country; Personal Computer Inventory More...

06.16.2015 // Mike Kirschner in: Supply Chain

I was speaking to a group in Boston last month and made the point that manufacturers’ restricted/declarable More...

06.10.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

May Leading Indicators; April U.S. “Factory Orders”, Global April Semiconductor Sales; WSTS World Semiconductor More...

06.09.2015 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Bishop & Associates measures the connector industry in U.S. dollars. When measured in dollars, the industry More...

06.04.2015 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

Specialty Components: A Fragmented and Profitable Sub-Segment of the Worldwide Passive Component Industry More...

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