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2020 Top 50 Electronics Distributors eBook

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.

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Analog Devices-Maxim Deal Portends Distribution Shakeup

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.

Source: Analog Devices-Maxim Deal Portends Distribution Shakeup

Industrial Distribution: From Back-to-Normal to the New Normal 

Twenty nineteen was a pretty good year for the electronics distribution sector, but no match for the stellar performance of 2018.

Source: From Back-to-Normal to the New Normal | Source Today

TTI adds Drabik as vice president 

TTI Inc., a Fort Worth-based leading specialty distributor of electronic components, announced that industry veteran John Drabik will join the company in early July.Drabik will be a vice president, initially spending time working across multiple areas within the company, said TTI Chief Operating Officer Mike Morton

Source: TTI adds Drabik as vice president | Fort Worth Business Press

What Distribution Must Do in a Post-COVID World 

The pandemic has everyone evaluating new ways to keep workers safe, here are some ways fulfillment and distribution centers can take in a post Covid world In difference to many other industries impacted during COVID-19, distribution and fulfillment centers have experienced enormous pressure to expand to meet the needs of global lockdown economies. At the same time, this industry has been one of the most at risk to keep essential workers safe. Interestingly, I have witnessed the dual nature of growth and ch

Source: What Distribution and Fulfillment Centers Must Do in a Post-COVID World | Industrial Distribution

Arrow sits comfortably as number one among distributors

SourceToday has rolled up their sleeves and taking it upon themselves to analyse the world of electronic component distribution. Having sifted through fiscal report after fiscal report the news provider is presenting its top list of electronic component distributors based on 2019 revenues.

Source: Evertiq – Arrow sits comfortably as number one among distributors

Global Distributor Group Tackles Tariff Inefficiencies

Two years ago, the U.S. and China began a tariff war that changed the face of international trade. Tech companies in particular deal with a series of rules and regulations that lack consistency across the globe. Electronics distributors handle many of the components, services and IT equipment that pass through the international supply chain. The newly-formed Global Electronics Distributors Association (GEDA) will tackle – among other issues — standards for processing and reporting tariffs that will reduce

Source: Global Distributor Group Tackles Tariff Inefficiencies

TTI President Appears as Guest Panelist on EMSNow

Source: Don Akery, President, TTI Americas, Appears as Guest Panelist on EMSNow with Eric Miscoll | TTI, Inc.

Lockheed Scales Back F-35 Program

Lockheed Martin is making significant scheduling changes to hold on to employees while dealing with supplier delays impacting the F-35 program as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: Lockheed Scales Back F-35 Program | Manufacturing.net

ECIA: CY19 Global Passive Sales Decline 13.7% From 2018

ECIA reports CY19 global passive sales (capacitors, inductors, and resistors) declined 13.7% in dollars and down 27.7% in units. Average selling price improved 19.3%. Units sales were 5.4 trillion units totaling $27.7 billion.

Source: ECIA: CY19 Global Passive Sales Decline 13.7% From 2018