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02.12.2015 // Victoria Kickham in: Industry Conditions

btnBack.pngVictoria KickhamAfter slipping below the 100-point mark indicating business optimism in December, the Global Purchasing Index surged 19% to a reading of 118 in January as buyers of electronic components reported better business conditions at the start of 2015.

Though GPI panel members reported a 3% drop in new orders from customers during the month, they said they expect orders to pick up later in the first quarter and in the second quarter of the year. They also reported an increase in their purchasing activity along with an increase in their electronic component inventories....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

02.19.2015 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

Inductors play a fundamental role in the design and development of switch-mode power supplies (SMPS). More...

02.17.2015 // Mike Kirschner in: Supply Chain

In this, the fourth and final installment of this series, I will address the third step to chemical-related More...

02.12.2015 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Connector industry sales were up +5.1% in the fourth quarter of 2014 to $13,090 million. Connector sales 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...

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...


02.25.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

February “Flash” Leading Indicators; Japan Update; N American January SEMI Equipment Orders & Shipments; More...

02.18.2015 // Walt D. Custer in:

Global, Taiwan/China & Europe Updates; European Semiconductor Distribution Industry Sales; World Silicon More...

02.17.2015 // Mike Kirschner in: Supply Chain

In this, the fourth and final installment of this series, I will address the third step to chemical-related More...

02.12.2015 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Connector industry sales were up +5.1% in the fourth quarter of 2014 to $13,090 million. Connector sales More...

02.12.2015 // Victoria Kickham in: Industry Conditions

After slipping below the 100-point mark indicating business optimism in December, the Global Purchasing More...

02.11.2015 // Walt D. Custer in:

Walt Custer had the honor of delivering the keynote at EIPC’s Winter Conference in Munich recently and More...

02.10.2015 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

Big Data: What it Means; and How to Apply it to the Capacitor Industry to Learn More about the Market More...

02.04.2015 // Walt D. Custer in:

4th Quarter Global Growth by Electronic Supply Chain Sector; December U.S. Electronics Growth; N. American More...

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