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03.10.2015 // Victoria Kickham in: Industry Conditions

btnBack.pngVictoria KickhamDespite rising prices for certain electronic components, members of the Global Purchasing Index panel reported continued economic optimism in February. The GPI remained largely unchanged during the month—slowing just .003 percentage points compared to January—as buyers cited increasing orders from customers and an uptick in their own purchasing activity.

The GPI registered 117.25 in February, staying well above the 100-point mark indicating economic optimism.

“The winter/holiday slump is cycling down, finally, and new orders are increasing in the pipeline,” one panel member commented. “2015 looks to be showing more promise than 2014.”...Continue Reading >>
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11.19.2014 // Joe Venturella in: Industry Conditions

btnBack.pngJoe VenturellaConnector Supplier recently spoke with Joe Venturella, TTI Vice President, Transportation Business Unit, and asked how buyers in the transportation section can best prepare for 2015. Here are some of the things Venturella sees coming in the new year.

CS - Do you have a general outlook for 2015?
JV - We see continued growth in the transportation market segment for 2015. Our automotive business, which is primarily via automated replenishment programs, has been very robust in 2014. We see this continuing for the coming year. ...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

04.09.2015 // Mike Kirschner in: Supply Chain

A year has passed since the last EU RoHS Update and it’s been a busy year for Everyone’s Favorite Directive. More...

03.17.2015 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

IEEE’s 2015 International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) took place Feb. 22-26 in San Francisco. More...

03.16.2015 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Connector sales grew +8.1% for the full-year 2014 to $52,855 million. Industry growth for 2015 is forecast More...

03.19.2015 // Mike McGuire in: TTI Insights

Aerospace products tend to fall into three broad categories – general aviation, commercial aviation and More...

01.21.2015 // Michael Knight in: Supply Chain

Though not the company’s principal growth driver, acquisitions do contribute greatly to not only to new More...

11.19.2014 // Joe Venturella in: TTI Insights

Connector Supplier recently spoke with Joe Venturella, TTI Vice President, Transportation Business Unit, More...


04.15.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

March Leading Indicators; Taiwan/China March and U.S. February Supply Chain revenues; February Semiconductor More...

04.09.2015 // Mike Kirschner in: Supply Chain

A year has passed since the last EU RoHS Update and it’s been a busy year for Everyone’s Favorite Directive. More...

04.08.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Custer Consulting Group monitors electronic equipment growth by sector by aggregating the financial results More...

04.02.2015 // Michael Schwert in: Switches & Relays

Total reported sales for all relay categories in North America for the fourth quarter of 2014 were 3% More...

04.01.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Thanks to our friend and colleague Ed Henderson here is the introduction to his March 2015 market forecast More...

03.26.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

At the IPC Expo/Apex trade show in San Diego on February 23, 2015 Walt Custer addressed the PCB Supply More...

03.19.2015 // Mike McGuire in: TTI Insights

Aerospace products tend to fall into three broad categories – general aviation, commercial aviation and More...

03.18.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Seasonal Slowdown in February; Taiwan/China & Europe Updates; Intel Cuts its 4Q’15 Guidance; Media Tablet More...

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