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Living in the Shadow of Amazon: Learn the Lessons
Puga Sankara  
2/16/2018   Post a comment
Amazon is the elephant in the room where any supply chain conversation is happening. It's possible to take some good distribution center from those strategies.
Tech Distributors Grow & Change, Security & Cloud Top Concerns
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/30/2018   (2) comments
Technology distributors are pursuing new markets and the result is a rosy financial outlook for the industry, according to a new report.
Rethink Robotics Inks 11 New Distribution Deals in Europe, North America to Expand Sawyer Availability & Support
EBN Newswire  
1/23/2018   (1) comment
Partners poised to deliver quality experience to Sawyer customers on a global scale.
SMC Diode Solutions Inks Global Distribution Agreement with Avnet USI
EBN Newswire  
1/3/2018   Post a comment
SMC Diode Solutions voltage regulators, and die and wafer devices, today announced a global distribution agreement with Avnet USI.
Arrow Accelerates IoT Leadership Position with eInfochips Acquisition
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1/3/2018   Post a comment
Unites IoT Development Services with Technology Products
Mocana, Xilinx, Avnet, Infineon & Microsoft Join Forces to Secure Industrial Control and IoT Devices
EBN Newswire  
11/9/2017   Post a comment
Industry Leaders to Introduce an Integrated, High-Assurance Industrial Edge-to-Cloud System
Future-Proof On-Demand Supply Chain with 3D Printing
Matt Sand  
11/3/2017   Post a comment
On-demand manufacturing is the new market norm. 3D printing is critical for next-generation supply chains.
The Paperless Supply Chain Comes of Age
David Kerr  
10/31/2017   Post a comment
Digital transformation is more than a buzzword. It’s changing the way the supply chain works, making it more affordable, effective, and efficient.
IoT Boom Leads to Widespread Passive & Semi Component Shortages
Nicole DiGiose  
10/30/2017   Post a comment
From cars to coffee makers, the boom of Internet connected smart products is putting more electronic components into consumer products. As a result, shortages of electronic components, from resistors and capacitors to memory plaguing the industry and lead times for these devices are stretching out across the global supply chain.
Adafruit’s Tiny GEMMA M0 for Wearables Projects Now Shipping from Mouser Electronics
EBN Newswire  
10/6/2017   Post a comment
Mouser is now stocking the Adafruit GEMMA M0 development board. The latest generation of Adafruit’s GEMMA series of development boards,
New BeagleBoard PocketBeagle, Shipping Now from Mouser, Offers BeagleBone Black Power in Tiny Footprint
EBN Newswire  
10/2/2017   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics is now shipping the highly anticipated BeagleBoard PocketBeagle.
ERA Welcomes Hughes-Peters as Its Latest Distributor Member
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10/2/2017   Post a comment
The Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) announced that Hughes-Peters has joined ERA as its latest distributor member.
Sager Electronics Acquires Distribution & Supply Business of Power Sources Unlimited
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10/2/2017   Post a comment
ager Electronics announced that it has acquired the distribution and supply business of Power Sources Unlimited.
Digital Supply Chains Can Transform Back to School Shopping
Mark Morley  
10/2/2017   Post a comment
One sector where parents are spending most of their back to school budget is the high tech or consumer electronics space. OEMs, distributors and retails need to be ready for the surge of demand.
Data Collection Technology Evolves for Distribution Centers
Puga Sankara  
9/29/2017   Post a comment
By knowing what’s in the warehouse, organizations can fulfill orders quickly, avoid shortages, reduce mispicks, and deliver the highest levels of customer service.
Best Practices for Order Picking in Distribution
Puga Sankara  
9/22/2017   Post a comment
Bringing a variety of best practices to bear can create nearly instantaneous benefit.
Future Electronics & Lumentum Sign America’s Distribution Agreement
EBN Newswire  
9/12/2017   Post a comment
Future Electronics today announced that it has signed an America’s distribution agreement with Lumentum.
Future Electronics Announces Availability of Microsemi’s AcuEdge Development Kit for Amazon Alexa Voice Service
EBN Newswire  
9/12/2017   Post a comment
Future Electronics has announced immediate availability of the Microsemi AcuEdge Development Kit for Amazon Alexa Voice Service (AVS).
Mouser Electronics and Grant Imahara Explore How Augmented Reality Can Help Build Smarter Cities in New Video Series
EBN Newswire  
9/12/2017   Post a comment
– Mouser Electronics along with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara today released a new video in the Shaping Smarter Cities series, part of Mouser’s award-winning Empowering Innovation Togethe program.
Second Speaker for Minneapolis Regional Event Speakers Discusses Latest About What IoT Means for Component Industry
EBN Newswire  
9/12/2017   Post a comment
ECIA is pleased to announce the final speaker for the Minneapolis area 2017 Regional Series, which
Amazon Bets on Advanced Robotics for Future Fulfillment Centers
Pablo Valerio  
8/29/2017   (1) comment
Amazon has identified robotics fulfillment as a key technology strategy and is looking for the newest developments to run its warehouses.
ECIA Executive Conference Program Theme: "Not the Same Old Shift"
EBN Newswire  
8/24/2017   Post a comment
The ECIA Executive Conference planning committee is pleased to announce that registration is now open for its flagship event at the Lowes Chicago-O'hare Hotel on October 22-24, 2017.
Inventory Missing? Use Technology to Pinpoint Areas of Loss & Theft
Krish Kupathil  
8/24/2017   Post a comment
The advent of digital technologies to monitor inventory are set to change the cargo theft scenario and make life easier for businesses and supply chain companies worldwide.
Avnet Acquires Dragon Innovation
EBN Newswire  
8/22/2017   Post a comment
Simplifies the Hardware Path from Prototype through to Volume Production
Sager Electronics Announces Director of Supply Chain Management
EBN Newswire  
8/22/2017   Post a comment
Sager Electronics= welcomes Kathy Bordeleau in the new role as Director of Supply Chain Management.
What Distributors Can Learn from Retailers
Kelly Brock  
7/19/2017   Post a comment
Distributors face the most profound business model shift in decades. They have the choice of adapting or risking being obsolete.
Powering the Digital Supply Chain: Machine Learning Enables Intelligent Segmentation
Puneet Saxena  
7/17/2017   (1) comment
Companies have long recognized the importance of designing offerings to serve the needs of different markets and customers. Once complicated, accomplishing this becomes much easier with machine learning.
Mouser Electronics & Grant Imahara Discover Innovative Traffic Solutions in Latest Shaping Smarter Cities Series
EBN Newswire  
7/13/2017   Post a comment
Mouser released a new video for the Shaping Smarter Cities series, part of Mouser’s award-winning Empowering Innovation Together program.
Avnet Unveils ‘Ask Avnet’ Industry’s First AI-to-Human Digital Platform
EBN Newswire  
7/12/2017   (1) comment
Customers invited to beta test for streamlined information access; new tool designed to accelerate time to market for new technology solutions
What’s Trending Now: Top Warehouse Technologies
Evan Garber  
7/6/2017   Post a comment
E-commerce and consumer buying habits are shaping the future of the supply chain industry. Companies are looking for new ways to stay ahead while increasing profit margins. Technological innovations (both proactive and necessitated) play a major role, specifically in streamlining warehouse management. But implementing the right technologies may mean the difference between staying in business or not.
Smart Machine Age Shifts the Future Workforce
Puga Sankara  
6/16/2017   Post a comment
A recent panel tackled the question of how disruptive technology will change the work force.
Avnet Opens Registration for Visible Things Industrial IoT SpeedWay Design Workshop Series
EBN Newswire  
6/14/2017   (1) comment
Avnet announced that registration is now open for a series of interactive SpeedWay Design Workshops for designers of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications using Avnet’s SK002 Visible Things IIoT Starter Kit.
2017 Top 25 Global Electronics Distributors: A Wrestling Match
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/14/2017   (6) comments
In recent years, getting ahead in electronics industry has been a game of inches, with major players wrestling for greater customer share. Here's a look at the biggest names in 2017.
Millennial Buyers Create Ripples in Distribution Model
Kelly Brock  
6/14/2017   Post a comment
Distributors, who have played an essential role connecting manufacturers and consumers, are being upended more rapidly than previously thought by millennial customers. They must quickly recognize threats and adapt.
Mouser-Backed Formula E Race Team Preps for Berlin
EBN Newswire  
6/9/2017   Post a comment
TTI, Molex and Panasonic Join in Sponsorship of High-Tech Sport
Gartner Identifies Top 10 High-Tech Supply Chains
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/8/2017   Post a comment
These high tech companies are the leaders in terms of supply chain. Both nimble and innovative, the top 10 have demonstrated ability to react in a changing marketplace.
4 Revolutionary Trends Driven by Industry 4.0
Kelly Brock  
5/17/2017   (1) comment
the early stages of a Digital Revolution poised to shake up supply chains with dramatic transformations fed by factors including robotics, artificial intelligence, biotechnology and nanotechnology. Here's where the biggest shifts will occur.
Making Connections: Logistics Accelerators
Logical Link  
5/16/2017   (1) comment
The logistics industry is tapping into the idea of accelerator programs to harness new technology for operational and process improvement.
Arrow Ships Free: A Nod to Commercial Pressure?
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/16/2017   (1) comment
New Arrow promo offers automatic free overnight shipping on $20 or more of in-stock components.
Mouser Electronics Names Kleinjan VP of Americas Customer Service & Sales
EBN Newswire  
5/12/2017   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics announced that Coby Kleinjan has been named as Mouser’s Vice President of Americas Customer Service and Sales.
Sager Electronics Announces New Director of Sales Engineering
EBN Newswire  
5/12/2017   Post a comment
Sager Electronics announced the promotion of Randal Stone to Director of Sales Engineering for Sager Power Systems.
Electronics Distributors Need a Marketplace Strategy to Defeat Amazon
Alex Moazed  
5/11/2017   (3) comments
Amazon, once only an online book retailer, is now targeting B2B electronic component sales. The previous anemic efforts at e-commerce by electronics distributors won't be enough to turn the tide.
New Yorker Electronics Supplies Resistor-Capacitor Circuits with High ‘Voltage Withstand Strength’
EBN Newswire  
5/10/2017   Post a comment
New Yorker Electronics has rolled out the full series of Electrocube RC Networks Arc-Suppressing Resistor-Capacitor (RC) Circuits.
PULS Products Now Available from Digi-Key
EBN Newswire  
5/10/2017   Post a comment
Digi-Key’s worldwide customers now have fast and easy access to AC/DC and DC/DC converters from PULS.
America II Signs Distribution Agreement with Lite-On Semiconductor
EBN Newswire  
5/10/2017   (1) comment
America II Electronics announced it has signed a franchise distribution agreement with Lite-On Semiconductor.
Re-Thinking Supply Lines for Long-Overdue PCB Modernization
Thomas Smiley  
5/1/2017   Post a comment
By modernizing the supply chain, printed circuit board makers can improve efficiency, quickly adopt new technologies, and capture lower costs.
EBN@C-Level: Talking to Jamil Nizam about the Evolving Identity of Master Electronics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/26/2017   Post a comment
After 50 years in business, electronics distributor Master Electronics has learned a few things about staying relevant. We sat down with president Jamil Nizam to learn the secret to their success.
Avnet & Xilinx Expand Global Channel Relationship
EBN Newswire  
4/21/2017   (1) comment
Avnet and Xilinx announced a renewed commitment to their successful Primary Global Channel relationship of 31 consecutive years and wider distribution of Xilinx’s All Programmable products.
Amazon Plays Hardball with Electronics Distributors
Alex Moazed  
4/12/2017   (2) comments
Amazon Business is casting a wide net for B2B product listings, rather than concentrating on a single vertical, which means electronics and electronic components are already on its radar.
America II Expands Global Line Card with the Addition of Viking Tech America and Xmultiple
EBN Newswire  
3/24/2017   (2) comments
Global distributor bolsters customer offering with new lines to support medical, automotive, aerospace industries and more.
FindChips Pro: Sourcing Tools Need More Muscle
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/22/2017   Post a comment
FindChips.com is adding a paid service, called FindChips Pro, that provides new capabilities to help buyers consider the future, rather than relying on the past.
Avnet Strengthens Position as Leading IoT Solutions Provider in Vietnam
EBN Newswire  
3/20/2017   (2) comments
Recent showcase in Vietnam reveals optimistic growth and potential for the application of IoT to improve enterprise productivity and connectivity
Sager Electronics Announces Immediate Availability of Stack Light Series from Mallory Sonalert
EBN Newswire  
3/20/2017   (5) comments
Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components, is now stocking Mallory Sonalert’s new stack light series.
Dimensioning Solutions in the Spotlight as Warehouses Strive to Modernize, According to VDC Research
Latest Research  
3/8/2017   (1) comment
Leading Drivers Include Space Optimization, Dimensional-Based Pricing, and Quality Checking
EBN @C-Level: Sager Shares 130 Years’ Worth of Distribution Wisdom
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/7/2017   Post a comment
To succeed in the long run, distributors need to both keep what works and evolve to meet new customer expectations. Frank Flynn, who heads Sager Electronics, shares the secrets to the company's success.
Avnet, Arrow Drive into IoT
Rick Merritt  
3/6/2017   Post a comment
The industry’s two largest distributors are gearing up initiatives for the Internet of Things.
Avnet Completes Sale of Technology Solutions to Tech Data
EBN Newswire  
3/2/2017   Post a comment
Creates a unique distribution model in the electronic components industry that supports customers at every stage of the product innovation and lifecycle
Avnet Strengthens UltraZed Design Ecosystem with UltraZed PCIe Carrier Card and Reference Platforms
EBN Newswire  
2/24/2017   Post a comment
Avnet continues to demonstrate industry-leading commitment to facilitating customers’ introduction of differentiated embedded systems with the release today of the UltraZed PCIe Carrier Card and associated reference designs.
Newest Supply Chain Paradigm Shift Hits Retail
Puga Sankara  
2/24/2017   Post a comment
When a paradigm shifts, everything changes. It’s a phenomenon that we are seeing in the brick and mortar commerce supply chain with the increased popularity of online shopping.
Gerry Fay Departs Avnet
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/17/2017   Post a comment
Gerry Fay has announced that he will be leaving his position as president of Avnet Electronics Marketing .
Successful Supplier Management: Get Rid of Paper & Improve Processes
April Rassa  
2/16/2017   Post a comment
Up-to-date internal processes that clearly support supplier management goals can mean the difference between success and failure.
ECIA Executive Conference Committee Gets to Work
EBN Newswire  
2/13/2017   Post a comment
ECIA announces 2017 ECIA Executive Conference committee.
Arrow Electronics Releases Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report
EBN Newswire  
2/10/2017   (3) comments
Global tech company’s programs engage people around the world by nurturing the spirit of innovation
Avnet Signs Global Contract to Deliver Lenovo’s Training Program
EBN Newswire  
2/9/2017   Post a comment
Avnet Academy is expanding its education portfolio to include comprehensive training courses for Lenovo’s System x and Flex products.
Sager Electronics Celebrates 130 Years
EBN Newswire  
2/8/2017   Post a comment
Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components, celebrates 130 years in business.
Master Electronics Celebrates 50 Years n Business
EBN Newswire  
2/8/2017   Post a comment
Master Electronics is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary.
6 Rules for Choosing APIs that Empower Supply Chain
Alex Peron  
2/6/2017   Post a comment
APIs have become highly instrumental in the process of digitizing and connecting supply chain operations. Choosing the right APIs, though, is critical to success.
5 Huge Trends Shaking Up Electronics Distribution in 2017
Simon Bhadra  
2/1/2017   Post a comment
Distributors will realize they have to adapt and respond quickly to supply chains that have been stretched to the point of being brittle and customers with high standards.
Talk on Supply Chain Transformation at General Dynamics Added to ECIA Regional Series Program in Phoenix
EBN Newswire  
1/27/2017   (1) comment
Scotty Miller of General Dynamics will round out the program at the Phoenix Regional Series Event in Scottsdale, AZ.
Republic Wireless Powers Its New Consumer Driven e-Commerce Supply Chain on One Network
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1/24/2017   Post a comment
Phone Provider Delivers World Class Customer Service – Improves Visibility, Distributed Order Management, Collaboration, and Exception Resolution with One Network’s Cloud Offering
Are You Inadvertently Disengaging Your Workforce?
Malysa O'Connor  
1/24/2017   Post a comment
After an increased focus on employee engagement in 2016, distribution companies can stay on track with these key steps in 2017.
Sky’s the Limit for Tech Innovations in Warehousing
Ariella Brown  
1/22/2017   Post a comment
You can see that warehousing tech is a really hot area right now. The next year or two promise to bring even bigger changes.
Chain of Responsibility Protects Drivers & Others
Richard G. Weissman  
1/22/2017   Post a comment
The concept of shared responsibility for highway safety is a concept that is gaining support internationally.
Electronics Supply Chain Under the Trump Administration
Laurie Sullivan  
1/19/2017   (1) comment
The impact of the Trump administration and its plans to make American great again depends on what happens with taxes, tariffs, manufacturing costs, and other factors.
Arrow Electronics and CUI Inc Enter into Worldwide Distribution Agreement
EBN Newswire  
1/17/2017   Post a comment
CUI announced that it has signed a worldwide distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics.
The Future of the Supply Chain Lies in Ecosystems
Alex Peron  
1/17/2017   (1) comment
If all goes well, the right supply chain ecosystem minimizes the gap between demand and supply at every point in the system.
Why the Surge of Third-Party APIs Matters to Supply Chain Executives
Jett McCandless  
1/16/2017   (1) comment
Application Program Interfaces (APIs), and more specifically third party API networks, can empower supply chain executives to improve their execution.
10 Supply Chain Infographics that Speak Louder than Words
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/13/2017   (1) comment
We decided to look back at some of the most popular topics and graphics from the past year. This is a list of the most popular infographics on EBN in the past year.
Zytronic & Future Sign Global Distribution Agreement
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1/10/2017   Post a comment
Zytronic announced that it has signed a worldwide distribution agreement with Future Electronics.
Understanding the Impact of the Demand Driven Supply Chain
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1/10/2017  
New Vishay Semiconductor Hybrid SSRs Distributed Through New Yorker Electronics
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1/9/2017   Post a comment
Vishay Hybrid Single- and Dual-Channel VOR Solid-State Relays Feature Fast Operation, Wide Temp Range and High Load Voltage
UK-Based Global Distributor RS Components Joins ECIA
EBN Newswire  
1/9/2017   Post a comment
ECIA is pleased to welcome RS Components (RS) to its growing family of electronic component manufacturers, their manufacturer representatives and authorized distributors.
Image Enabled Supply Chain Promises Future Benefits
Puga Sankara  
1/6/2017   (1) comment
Tag every supply chain activity, data, and record with a picture to capture a supply chain gains.
AT&T Introduces New Starter Kits for Developers
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1/4/2017   Post a comment
Launches New Starter Kit Version for Amazon Web Services (AWS); Teams with PubNub to Provide LTE Communication to IoT Devices




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EBN Dialogue enables you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Open to the entire EBN community of electronics supply chain experts, these conversations see ideas shared, comments made, and questions asked and answered in real time. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats. Stay tuned and join in!
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Live Chat 01/15: CPOs Re-Shape Their Business Roles
Increasingly chief procurement officers (CPOs) are re-shaping their organizational role to focus on creating results far beyond cost controls. A new IBM survey explores how.
Live Chat 11/12: Examining the Cyberthreat to Supply Chains
The number of cyberattacks is on the rise and hackers are targeting the supply chain. Drew Smith, founder and CEO of InfoArmor, will be on hand to discuss the reality of today's threat landscape and what to do about it.