Digi-Key to sell bare die chips from its websites

Digi-Key is to offer semiconductor devices as bare die. As part of its plan to to support prototype and production order quantities the online distributor will work with die processing firm Minco Technology Labs to offer semiconductor bare die products in... (Read more)
: Distribution, Microelectronics | |

Taking Distribution Operations Communication Beyond Email

When email works, it’s effective, but when it fails it can be a big problem. At times, emerging social media capabilities may provide a more effective way of sharing information and collaborating in real time. Let’s take a small example:... (Read more)
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How Does A Distributor Keep A Competitive Sales Edge?

One time we counted and I had done work in 80 different industries – all in manufacturing, distribution, and equipment sales. I had trained 3,200 John Deere people in their teams. I’veVolumetric Efficiency worked in steel construction, lumber distribution, electrical... (Read more)
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Apple rumored entry-level iPhone 6C to be made by Wistron

Apple is reportedly planning to unveil a new range of iPhones in the second half, and among the new smartphones, the 4-inch entry-level iPhone 6C is expected to be manufactured by Wistron, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.... (Read more)
: EMS, Telecom | |

Sanmina: Sitting In The Sweet Spot Of Contract Manufaturing

Every sector has its own recipe for growth and success. In some, it is about branding and customer service. In others, it is about pricing power. In contract manufacturing, however, it is all about scale, and leveraging operating expenses to... (Read more)
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Flextronics launches global injection molding, tooling unit

ORLANDO, FLA. — Flextronics International Ltd. (Booth S34125) is officially launching Precision Plastics, a global injection tooling and manufacturing unit, as a part of its High Reliability Solutions business segment. The program, making its debut at NPE 2015, comprises four... (Read more)
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Foxconn considering setting up TV production lines in India to cope with demand from Sony

Foxconn Electronics reportedly plans to set up production lines for LCD TVs in India in order to cope with demand from Sony, according to industry sources. Sony shipped 14.5 million LCD TVs in 2014 and is expected to ship a... (Read more)
: Consumer, EMS | |

Quantifying Counterfeits: A Moving Target

Whenever someone in authority—such as the government, law enforcement or research firms — can’t answer a seemingly straightforward question, they often lapse into “it is being investigated;”  “it is a moving target;” or my personal favorite: “it is still very... (Read more)
: Distribution, Regulatory | | |

Inventec aims to ship 65-70 million devices in 2105

Inventec aims to ship 65-70 million devices of various types in 2015, increasing 30-40% on year, the company said at a March 24 investors conference. The proportion of total shipments for product lines other than notebooks and desktops is expected... (Read more)
: Computer, Data, EMS, ODM, Telecom | |

Regional Manufacturing: From Philosophy to Practice

Moving supply chains closer to end customers for cost savings and customer responsiveness is one of Craig Carlson’s passionate philosophies. Though many other supply-chain managers have regional-manufacturing philosophies, they’veVolumetric Efficiency candidly admitted that they 1) fear broaching to their executives... (Read more)
: Articles, EMS, Trends | |

Rocket EMS Launches

Rocket EMS Inc., a Silicon Valley-based full-service EMS supplier, today announced the launch of its new website. Located at, the site explains Rocket EMS’ background while including the company’s core values and philosophy. The new updated site provides a... (Read more)
: EMS | |

Foxconn Technology: Taiwan-China smart car venture

TAIPEI — Taiwanese conglomerate Foxconn Technology Group announced on Monday an agreement to develop connected electric cars in Zhengzhou with Tencent, a large internet company in China, and China Harmony Auto. “The three companies will form a joint task force... (Read more)
: Auto/Trans, EMS | |

Vishay expands its partnership with Rutronik

Rutronik is now distributing passive components from Vishay Intertechnology in Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. “The variety of high-quality components and the reliable and flexible technical and commercial support make Vishay one of our most important partners. That’s why we... (Read more)
: Distribution, Manufacturers | | |

Hon Hai betting on electric vehicles

Hon Hai Precision Industry – better know as Foxconn – has partnered with Chinese Tencent and car dealer China Harmony Auto Holding to develop opportunities related to electric vehicles. The companies signed an agreement to work together in the city... (Read more)
: Auto/Trans, EMS | |

How Counterfeits Can Impact Your Manufacturing Process

The counterfeiting of well-known brands and products is a problem that continues to rise each year and is currently estimated to make up five to seven percent of world trade, or $1.77 trillion in 2015. Counterfeited brands, including consumer safetyClass... (Read more)
: Articles, Distribution, Regulatory | | |

Sparton acquires

Sparton announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Sparton of Canada, completed the acquisition of, on 16th March, 2015 in an all-cash transaction. Founded in 1990, is a build-to-order; specialty configurator of high performance ruggedised industrial grade computers systems... (Read more)
: Computer, EMS | |

API Technologies adds TTI

Fort Worth, Tex. − TTI, Inc., the leading authorized distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, today announced the company has signed a distribution agreement with API Technologies for its RF, Microwave and Microelectronics product line. Formerly, this RF/Microwave... (Read more)
: Distribution, Manufacturers | | |

Jabil’s Q2 revenues up by 20% YoY

EMS-provider, Jabil Circuit has just finished its second quarter of the fiscal year of 2015, and the preliminary figures are looking good. The company reported second quarter net revenue of USD 4.3 billion, a 20 percent increase from the second... (Read more)
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Is Foxconn lying about stolen iPhones?

As previously reported, Foxconn has denied that phones were stolen from one of the company’s facilities in China. However, the perpetrator has confessed. A senior manager at the EMS-giant has confessed to stealing thousands of smartphones from Foxconn’s Zhengzhou facility... (Read more)
: EMS, Telecom | |

Distributors On Parade At Free Technical Forums

Distributors EBV Elektronik, Solid State Supplies, Rutronik, Ineltek and APC Hero are all lining up at two events covering LED & Lighting and RF and Wireless in Cambridge and Oxford next week. The Cambridge event takes place at the Moller... (Read more)
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Flextronics partners with Daintree Networks

ControlScope Connected is a community of manufacturers that enable interoperable wireless products that can communicate with each other, across vendors and product types. As a Daintree Networks Connected Partner, Flextronics will have access to market-ready low-cost wireless technology though the... (Read more)
: EMS | |

At Jabil, creating ‘leaders of the future’ starts with a phone call

Looking to the past to solve problems can hold women back in the workforce. It’s one of the subtle business practices that should change, says Meredith Kovarik, director of supply chain at Jabil Circuit Inc. Kovarik and Beth Walters, Jabil’s... (Read more)
: EMS | |

Digi-Key adds tech support to UK team

Digi-Key has recruited a technical sale support engineer to be based in the UK as the online distributor increases its local sales force. For Digi-Key, which derives all its sales through its websites, the addition of a local technical sales... (Read more)
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Smith & Associates Opens in Bangalore

Smith & Associates, the largest independent distributor of electronic components, today announces the opening of its Bangalore, India sales office.  This office will provide Smith a strategic base of operations for expanding into this region and supporting new and current... (Read more)
: Distribution | |

Xiaomi seeking to set up India production plant jointly with Foxconn, Inventec

Xiaomi Technology is currently in talks with its Taiwan-based production partners Foxconn Electronics and Inventec for the possibility of jointly setting up a smartphone plant in India, according to Xiaomi’s co-founder and president Lin Bin. The establishment of a production... (Read more)
: Computer, EMS, ODM | |

Ericsson’s production ends up at Flextronics in Poland?

Ericsson announced the other day – as reported by evertiq – that the company intends to close the facility in Katrineholm, Sweden. And it looks like the production might end up at EMS manufacturer Flextronics. “Our intention is that the... (Read more)
: EMS, Telecom | |

Converge receives AS6081 certification

Converge has received AS6081 certification from the National Quality Assurance, USA, Inc. (NQA). AS6081 is a quality certification that standardises the requirements for distributors in the procurement of parts, detection of counterfeits, and establishment of quality management processes. “Obsolescence in... (Read more)
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Arrow Electronics receives award from Kontron

Arrow Electronics announced it has received an award recognizing performance achieved in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) amongst Kontron channel partners during the 2014 calendar year. The award was accepted by Susan Liu, brand manager visual & embedded solutions... (Read more)
: Distribution | |

WPG Holdings sees revenues fall in February

WPG Holdings has reported consolidated revenues of NT$26.751 billion (US$845.93 million) for February 2015, representing a 34.66% drop on month and 12.41% drop on year. The company has totaled NT$67.692 billion in year-to-date revenues, up 6.17% compared with the same... (Read more)
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Pegatron February revenues up on year

Pegatron Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$69.28 billion (US$2.2 billion) for February, decreasing 41.31% on month but increasing 18.51% on year, and NT$187.33 billion for January-February, rising 24.9% on year. Since Pegatron has recently received a strong boost in... (Read more)
: EMS, ODM | |

Notebook ODMs see on-month revenue decline in February

Notebook ODMs Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec have announced their revenues for February, all dropping from a month ago. Wistron’s February revenues had the least on-month decline among the three. Compal’s consolidated revenues in February were NT$54.61 billion (US$1.73 billion),... (Read more)
: Computer, ODM | |

Element14 Upgrades Website

Element14 has upgraded its transactional website platform opening up the potential to support future growth with flexibility for rapid development and further investment. With over 50% of the company’s sales are now online, a series of innovative new features have... (Read more)
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Season Group acquires Xytronics Ltd

Season Group USA, LLC has acquired the assets of Xytronics Ltd., an electronics manufacturing services provider based in San Antonio, Texas. Acording to Carl Hung, President & COO of Season Group: “We continue to support our customers’ desire to “right... (Read more)
: EMS | |

Grant Imahara is Taking Over Mouser Electronics’ Twitter

March 4, 2015 – Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, along with Hollywood celebrity engineer Grant Imahara, are extending a special invite to join Grant as the host for an exclusive Twitter... (Read more)
: Distribution | |

2014 – a year review for EMS

With 2014 in the rear-view mirror, we at evertiq thought this might be a good time to contact our friends at Reed Electronics Research to take a look at what actually happened during the year. The EMS industry has gone... (Read more)
: EMS | |

WPG to acquire Genuine shares

IC distributor WPG has announced plans to acquire 50% of Genuine C&C, a Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics distributor, for NT$14.50 (US$0.46) per share, or a total amount of NT$580 million. WPG expects to start recognizing Genuine’s revenues as early... (Read more)
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Arrow Electronics to acquire D.C.’s immixGroup

Arrow Electronics Inc. said Monday it has an agreement to buy immixGroup Inc., a company with about $1 billion in annual revenue that helps IT vendors and service providers do business with government agencies. Terms were not announced. The Centennial-based... (Read more)
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Kimball to expand capacity in Romania

Kimball Electronics is planning to Expand its capacity in europe by establishing a new operation in Romania Kimball Electronics plans to expand their capacity in Europe by opening a new operation in Romania. “We are very excited to be making... (Read more)
: EMS | |

RS Components gets a new boss

RS Components has a new boss with the appointment of Lindsley Ruth as group chief executive of Electrocomponents, which owns the catalogue and online distributor. Ruth, who takes over at RS in April, is currently executive vice president of the... (Read more)
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Future’s Ruth Names As New CEO At Electrocomponents

Electrocomponents has a new Chief Executive.The distribution group has named former Future Electronics Executive Vice President Lindsley Ruth to replace Ian Mason who announced he was stepping down in November last year. Ruth who has worked for Future since 2002,... (Read more)
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Sager Power Systems Launched

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components, today announced the launch of Sager Power Systems, a specialized group within Sager Electronics focused solely on power. In early 2014, Sager expanded its power supply product... (Read more)
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NATEL EMS Increases Production with Lean Manufacturing

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Feb. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — NATEL EMS announces the release of its new whitepaper titled NATEL EMS Solves Need for Increase in Production with Lean Manufacturability Solution, about the implementation of lean manufacturing concepts at its Ohio Valley Operations facility... (Read more)
: EMS, Microelectronics | |

TTI Restructures Global Management

Fort Worth, Texas – TTI, Inc., the leading authorized distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, today announced several changes to the company’s senior management structure. Effective April 1, 2015, Mike Morton, President, TTI Americas, will be named to... (Read more)
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Sanmina’s Costa Mesa Facility Awarded AS9100C Certification For Defense And Aerospace

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Sanmina Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM), a leading manufacturing solutions company making some of the world’s most complex and innovative electronic, optical and mechanical products, today announced its Costa Mesa, California facility has been... (Read more)
: EMS, Mil/Aero | |

Mouser sees strong growth in Europe

Mouser Electronics continues to see big growth in the European components market. The online and catalogue distributor saw its European business grow by 41% in the calendar year January to December 2014. As a result, Europe now accounts for 26% of... (Read more)
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Inventec profits expected to surpass NT$8B in 2015

Notebook ODM Inventec, mainly due to a large increase in shipments of smart hand-held devices from 51 million units in 2014 to 75 million units in 2015, is expected to attain net profits of NT$8.259 billion (US$261 million) for 2015,... (Read more)
: Data, ODM, Telecom | |

NATEL EMS’s Nevada Facility Manufactures a Unique Range of Microelectronics

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Feb. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — NATEL Engineering Co., Inc. is honored to highlight the unique selection of products manufactured at its award-winning Carson City, Nevada facility, renowned for its product quality, on-time delivery and overall exceptional customer service.... (Read more)
: EMS | |

Mouser Launches Robotics Site

Mouser Electronics, Inc. today announced their new Robotics Technology site. Mouser’s new technology site provides developers with the resources they need to learn about the latest advances in robotics technologies, and the newest components from Mouser Electronics for building robotics... (Read more)
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Arrow to Present at Raymond James Conferernce

CENTENNIAL, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 24, 2015– Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) announced that Paul J. Reilly, executive vice president, finance and operations, and chief financial officer, will present at the Raymond James 36th Annual Institutional Investors Conference to be held at the... (Read more)
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Avnet Named to Fortune’s 2015 List of the “World’s Most Admired Companies”

PHOENIX – Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) was recognized on Fortune magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list for 2015 in the Wholesalers: Electronics and Office Equipment category. It marks Avnet’s ninth year on the list. Fortune has continually recognized Avnet, a... (Read more)
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