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An increase in design engineering activity and tight supply of chips and other components is resulting in skyrocketing sales for high-service distributors.High-service electronics distributors have weathered the coronavirus pandemic with some reporting a 50 per cent increase in sales during the first five months of 2021.Most high-service distributors focus on design and sell small quantities of parts to engineers designing new products. Design activity has increased significantly in the first half of 2021. However, high-service distributors also report they are seeing strong sales from buyers at OEMs and electronics manufacturing services (EMS) providers who are looking for shortage components or parts needed for small production runs.
With supply chain disruptions, a chip shortage and geopolitical events like Brexit all creating a perfect storm of challenges, industrial and electronics distributors in Europe have a lot on their plates in 2021.
Last year was tough for distributors around the globe, with very few (if any) being spared the impacts of a global pandemic, mandatory shutdowns and the loss of life across all continents. In Europe, industrial and electronics distributors faced these challenges head-on, with the subsequent supply chain interruptions compounding those issues through most of 2020.
Spirit Electronics, a Veteran-Owned, Woman-Owned Small Business (VOWOSB, SDB) that provides electronic component distribution and value-added services to the Aerospace and Defense industry is pleased to announce its certification as a HUBZone business by the United States Small Business Administration (SBA).
Hughes-Peters might be a relatively new distributor to some ESNA readers. However, the company has been in business for 100-years and boasts a long history in electronic component distribution. The company has experienced strong growth over the last 20-years under its current ownership: Mike Okel, president; Mike Smith, VP of sales; and Donna Hensley, Vice President.
(Reuters) – Major U.S. companies are getting caught up in a Trump administration effort to identify companies with ties to the Chinese military that would restrict exports to them.TTI Electronics Asia PTE Hong Kong Ltd, a subsidiary of a U.S.-based TTI Inc, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is on a draft list of such companies, as is Arrow Asia Pac Ltd, a subsidiary of Arrow Electronics.
Arrow Electronics Inc. is in talks with the U.S. government about the designation of an Asian subsidiary that could lead to export restrictions, another potential flashpoint in the clash between the world’s two largest economies.
Two weeks into his tenure as interim Avnet Inc. CEO, Phil Gallagher is crystal clear on his growth plan for the $18 billion global distributor.“We will be absolutely focused on our core strategy — technology distribution — and driving home our value to suppliers and customers right out of the gate,” he said.
Twenty nineteen was a pretty good year for the electronics distribution sector, but no match for the stellar performance of 2018. Read the full article and hear from numerous distributors from the Top 50 list on their take for 2019 and what to expect for 2020.
If past is prologue, Analog Devices Inc.’s $20 billion acquisition of Maxim Integrated Products Inc. will prompt a major shake-up in its electronics distribution channel. When ADI acquired Linear Technology in 2017, it consolidated its global volume distribution network under one distributor – Arrow Electronics Inc. – and discontinued with the industry’s second-largest player, Avnet Inc.