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11.12.2014 // Victoria Kickham in: Industry Conditions

btnBack.pngVictoria KickhamNew orders continue to grow and purchasing activity is on the rise, as electronic components buyers maintain optimistic outlook.

The Global Purchasing Index continued its upward climb in October, rising 3.4% compared to September, and indicating continued optimism among buyers of electronic components. Surveyed in October, Global Purchasing’s panel of 100 buyers revealed a GPI of nearly 123, its highest level since launching in January and well above the 100-point threshold indicating a positive economic outlook. After falling in July, the GPI has risen consistently through late summer and early fall, rising 1% in August, 1.7% in September, and now more than 3% in October. Panel members reported a slight increase in new orders from customers, higher inventories, and steady lead times....Continue Reading >>
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11.20.2014 // Barbara Jorgensen in: Industry Conditions

btnBack.pngBarbara JorgensenThe electronics distribution industry is undergoing an identity crisis of sorts. “Catalog” no longer accurately describes small-volume online distributors; “non-authorized” and “blended” have replaced “independent”; and “authorized” has supplanted “franchised” in the channel’s lexicon. ...Continue Reading >>btnForward.png

11.20.2014 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

I realized recently, while reading a press release about an AEC-Q200 qualified part, one that met the More...

11.20.2014 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Bishop & Associates reports on the facts and figures of the connector industry’s largest market sector More...

11.20.2014 // Barbara Jorgensen in: Supply Chain

The electronics distribution industry is undergoing an identity crisis of sorts. “Catalog” no longer More...

11.19.2014 // Joe Venturella in: TTI Insights

We spoke with Joe Venturella, TTI Vice President, Transportation Business Unit, and asked how buyers More...

10.28.2014 // Michael Knight in: Supply Chain

Against a backdrop of a steadily, albeit slowly, improving U.S. economy, the business for interconnect, More...

10.22.2014 // Lew LaFornara in: TTI Insights

It is a simple question companies are required to ask and, depending on the direction of the latest appellate More...


11.20.2014 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Bishop & Associates reports on the facts and figures of the connector industry’s largest market sector More...

11.20.2014 // Barbara Jorgensen in: Supply Chain

The electronics distribution industry is undergoing an identity crisis of sorts. “Catalog” no longer More...

11.19.2014 // Joe Venturella in: TTI Insights

We spoke with Joe Venturella, TTI Vice President, Transportation Business Unit, and asked how buyers More...

11.18.2014 // Michael Schwert in: Switches & Relays

Total reported sales for all switch categories in North America for Q2’14 were 1% less than the previous More...

11.12.2014 // Victoria Kickham in: Industry Conditions

New orders continue to grow and purchasing activity is on the rise, as electronic components buyers maintain More...

11.12.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Record Semiconductor Sales in September; Global PM Leading Indicator Signals Modest Short-term Growth; More...

11.05.2014 // Mike Kirschner in: Supply Chain

In the previous installment of this column, I described the three basic steps to chemical-related environmental More...

11.05.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

3Q’14 Growth by Sector for Global Electronic Supply Chain; September U.S. Electronic Equipment (and related) More...

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