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12.04.2014 // Victoria Kickham in: Industry Conditions

btnBack.pngVictoria KickhamPurchasing Execs Maintain Positive Outlook

GPI dips slightly in November but remains in positive territory, as purchasing professionals point to steady lead times, higher prices during the month.

The Global Purchasing Index fell in November, but remained well above the 100-point mark indicating economic optimism among purchasing professionals nationwide. The index registered nearly 122 during the month compared to a reading of nearly 123 in October. A reading above 100 indicates optimism among purchasing managers; a reading below 100 indicates pessimism....Continue Reading >>
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11.20.2014 // Barbara Jorgensen in: Industry Conditions

btnBack.pngBarbara JorgensenThe electronics distribution industry is undergoing an identity crisis of sorts. “Catalog” no longer accurately describes small-volume online distributors; “non-authorized” and “blended” have replaced “independent”; and “authorized” has supplanted “franchised” in the channel’s lexicon. ...Continue Reading >>btnForward.png

12.11.2014 // Mike Kirschner in: Supply Chain

In the first installment of this column, I described the three basic steps to chemical-related environmental More...

12.09.2014 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

A fuse is an electrical or electronic circuit protection device that protects a circuit against overcurrent, More...

11.20.2014 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

I realized recently, while reading a press release about an AEC-Q200 qualified part, one that met the More...

11.19.2014 // Joe Venturella in: TTI Insights

We spoke with Joe Venturella, TTI Vice President, Transportation Business Unit, and asked how buyers More...

10.28.2014 // Michael Knight in: Supply Chain

Against a backdrop of a steadily, albeit slowly, improving U.S. economy, the business for interconnect, More...

10.22.2014 // Lew LaFornara in: TTI Insights

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


12.17.2014 // Walt D. Custer in:

Taiwan/China & Europe Updates; Global PCB Shipments up <1% in 2014; 3Q’14 SEMI Equipment Shipments by More...

12.11.2014 // Mike Kirschner in: Supply Chain

In the first installment of this column, I described the three basic steps to chemical-related environmental More...

12.10.2014 // Walt D. Custer in:

Leading Indicators Point to Slower Growth; U.S. October Electronics Data; Global Semiconductor Growth More...

12.09.2014 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

A fuse is an electrical or electronic circuit protection device that protects a circuit against overcurrent, More...

12.04.2014 // Victoria Kickham in: Industry Conditions

Purchasing Execs Maintain Positive Outlook

GPI dips slightly in November but remains in positive More...

12.04.2014 // Michael Schwert in: Switches & Relays

Total reported sales for all switch categories in Europe for Q2 of 2014 were 1% above the previous quarter More...

12.03.2014 // Walt D. Custer in:

Final Third Quarter Global Electronics Growth by Sector; October U.S. Electronics Shipments and Orders; More...

11.25.2014 // Walt D. Custer in:

Third Quarter Supply Chain Update; Leading Indicators Weaken in November; 3Q’14 European Component Sales; More...

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