Last month Texas Instruments (TI) announced changes to its authorised distributor network, with a new strategy aimed at establishing a closer, more direct relationship with its customers, writes Joe Bush, Editor in Chief of Electronic Specifier.
Nigel Watts – Group Managing Director at Spectrum Electronics Group reflects on the company’s 25 years and the inescapable ups and downs of the electronics industry.
RS Components (RS) has introduced a referral programme that incentivises members of DesignSpark to introduce friends and colleagues to the engineering platform, which enables access to a global community of engineers, free MCAD and ECAD design software, CAD neutral libraries and a host of other resources.
Restricting choice by limiting the franchised distribution network to a few global distributors does nothing to control the grey market. It just annoys customers and as a result can actually have the opposite to the intended effect, writes Steve Rawlins CEO Anglia Components.
Finding out how people are using everyday technology to get an engineering edge is a task RS Components has handed to Professor Lucy Rogers.
ES Components (Eastern States Components), a niche distributor and manufacturer of microelectronic components for Military/Aerospace and High Reliability markets has announced full certification by Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime (DLA) for MIL-PRF-38535 Class Q specification, QML-38535 listing and laboratory suitability compliance to MIL-STD-883 test standards for producing monolithic integrated circuits.
Electrocomponents has navigated choppy distribution market waters to post a 5% increase in Q2 sales to September, up 1% from Q1. Half year revenues grew 5%.
Imagine-X, is an initiative from RS Components to help promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects by providing free teacher resources to help pupils realise the potential of STEM and their imaginations.
Avnet has reported fourth quarter sales down 7.5% year on year to $4.7bn. Farnell fourth quarter sales slipped 12% year on year to $343.4m, and 6.5% sequentially to $367.5m. Avnet CEO Bill Amelio blamed macroeconomic headwinds and tariffs.
Avnet Abacus has received the award for ‘Best Distributor for the Central Region 2018’ from Omron.