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04.24.2015 // Victoria Kickham in: Industry Conditions

btnBack.pngVictoria KickhamBuyers of electronic components remain upbeat about business in 2015. The monthly Global Purchasing Index rose 6% in March to a reading of 124.4, well above the 100-point mark indicating optimism among purchasing professionals. Global Purchasing’s GPI measures buyers’ confidence in five key areas: new orders from customers, inventory levels, purchasing activity, pricing, and lead times.

After dipping below 100 in December, the GPI has remained in positive territory since January....Continue Reading >>
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11.19.2014 // Joe Venturella in: Industry Conditions

btnBack.pngJoe VenturellaConnector Supplier recently spoke with Joe Venturella, TTI Vice President, Transportation Business Unit, and asked how buyers in the transportation section can best prepare for 2015. Here are some of the things Venturella sees coming in the new year.

CS - Do you have a general outlook for 2015?
JV - We see continued growth in the transportation market segment for 2015. Our automotive business, which is primarily via automated replenishment programs, has been very robust in 2014. We see this continuing for the coming year. ...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

04.24.2015 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

Demand for thin film resistors and integrated passive devices are increasing because of the precision More...

04.23.2015 // Barbara Jorgensen in: Supply Chain

The regulatory environment for the electronics industry continues to become more complex. As U.S.-based More...

04.22.2015 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

In mid-March the Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) once again held its annual Applied Power 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...

11.19.2014 // Joe Venturella in: TTI Insights

Connector Supplier recently spoke with Joe Venturella, TTI Vice President, Transportation Business Unit, More...


04.24.2015 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

Demand for thin film resistors and integrated passive devices are increasing because of the precision More...

04.24.2015 // Victoria Kickham in: Industry Conditions

Buyers of electronic components remain upbeat about business in 2015. The monthly Global Purchasing Index More...

04.23.2015 // Barbara Jorgensen in: Supply Chain

The regulatory environment for the electronics industry continues to become more complex. As U.S.-based More...

04.22.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Europe, Japan & S. Korean Electronic Supply Chain Updates; Solar/Photovoltaic Revenues up 4.4% in 4Q’14 More...

04.15.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

March Leading Indicators; Taiwan/China March and U.S. February Supply Chain revenues; February Semiconductor More...

04.09.2015 // Mike Kirschner in: Supply Chain

A year has passed since the last EU RoHS Update and it’s been a busy year for Everyone’s Favorite Directive. More...

04.08.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Custer Consulting Group monitors electronic equipment growth by sector by aggregating the financial results More...

04.02.2015 // Michael Schwert in: Switches & Relays

Total reported sales for all relay categories in North America for the fourth quarter of 2014 were 3% More...

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