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Jun 06, 2016

Distributors Bet on Automotive, Lighting, IoT

New opportunities in the “connected” auto industry and increasing demand for lighting controls have leading distributors focused on growth....More
May 02, 2016

Industry 4.0 in Practice

Creating a more seamless supply chain via existing standards and technologies is the key to helping customers create smarter manufacturing facilities....More
Apr 27, 2016

Preview: Top Distributors Report Modest Outloook1

The industry’s largest distributors of electronic components stay focused on building business in a tough economic climate, according to our 2016 Top....More
Apr 18, 2016

Email Is the Enemy in Electronic Parts Buying2

Everyone involved in the electronic parts industry knows the pain of email. Sure, it’s the most common way to transmit pricing and availability data....More
Apr 11, 2016

Keeping Up with EOL-Component Needs2

As the pace of innovation heats up, buyers face new challenges in sourcing EOL components....More
Mar 25, 2016

6 Companies Making a Difference in Robotics1

Robots get more sophisticated as connectedness and the IoT gain steam; here’s a look at six companies making headway in industrial applications....More
Mar 21, 2016

Capital Investment Waiting Game Continues

New research highlights the importance of capital investment on productivity performance in manufacturing—and follows earlier reports of a continued....More
Mar 11, 2016

Mid-Sized Manufacturers Optimistic in 2016

New survey of manufacturing execs shows industry confidence outpacing enthusiasm for the U.S. economy....More
Feb 04, 2016

Intel’s Xeon +FPGA Chip Offers Custom-Based Solution1

Intel will ship its first Xeon + Altera FPGA server chip in the first quarter of 2016. Once it is combined with Altera FPGA, Intel's Xeon CPU will....More
Feb 01, 2016

Mining for Data in the Supply Chain

From procurement to IT, information is the key to improving jobs, departments, and entire organizations....More
Jan 27, 2016

Sensing the Value of the Internet of Things1

Sensors are at the center of the IoT movement—and it won’t be long before they are speaking the same language, creating an even smarter world....More
Jan 20, 2016

Making Sense of the Changing Electronics Supply Chain1

Distributors can help electronic component buyers navigate the changing industry landscape caused by 2015’s record semiconductor M&A activity....More
Dec 09, 2015

Content Is King for Electronic Components Buyers

When it comes to getting connected, the Internet remains a research tool for electronic components buyers....More
Sep 22, 2015

The IoT: A Big Deal for Buyers

Charged with sourcing a wider variety of products to power Internet of Things applications, electronic components buyers face new product knowledge....More
Sep 14, 2015

Taking Wearable Tech to the Sporting Arena

If you had any doubts about the market potential of wearable technology, think again; blogger Nadeesha Thewarapperuma writes about the newest in....More
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Victoria Kickham

Victoria Kickham is the distribution editor for Electronic Design magazine, SourceESB and GlobalPurchasing.com, where she covers issues related to the electronics supply chain. Victoria started out...
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Global Purchasing editors along with executives from manufacturing and distribution write about trends in supply chain management.

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