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Feb 25, 2015

Making Software a Priority for Buyers2

Advocates say spend management software adds value to the supply channel, especially as OEMs and contract manufacturers seek to reduce costs and as....More
Feb 09, 2015

What Did CES Reveal about 2015 Markets?2

Connected events, data, and devices are the theme for 2015, as communication, automotive, and wearable technology markets hold the most promise for....More
Jan 21, 2015

The Realities of Global Pricing

Buyers’ desire for “world wide pricing” continues to spur a healthy dialogue throughout the supply channel....More
Nov 26, 2014

Connectivity Spells Growth for Electronic Components

Electronica highlights growing importance of IoT for 2015 component forecast....More
Sep 29, 2014

Global Growth Supports European Markets

Steady, sustainable demand for electronic components and semiconductors worldwide is having a positive impact in Europe, where automotive, automation....More
Sep 12, 2014

Can Deflation Forever Be The Norm For Passive Components?

They’re not gold or diamonds, but passives are fundamental to any electronic circuit—yet they continue to buck the inflationary trend of the overall....More
Aug 27, 2014

Development Kits Present New Market Needs

Design engineers now expect supportive solutions through the design cycle, not just a variety of components....More
Aug 13, 2014

Top 3 Concerns of Electronic Component Buyers

Component availability, economic issues top buyers’ list of things that “keep me up at night,” according to new survey of 800 purchasing pros....More
Jul 16, 2014

Supply Chain Services Offer Agility, Competitive Pricing

An independent distributor’s perspective on some of the reasons purchasing managers turn to today’s open market for electronic components....More
Jun 02, 2014

Lead Times: The Master Link in the Supply Chain

Understanding lead-time cause-and-effect yields greater insight into the electronics supply chain—especially in times like these, when lead times....More
May 29, 2014

New Solutions for Oil & Gas Markets

Technology challenges and opportunities abound in the oil and gas industry, as demand for high-tech, rugged electronic components and supply chain....More
May 16, 2014

Now Is A Good Time To Buddy-up

Forming strong supply relationships as business conditions improve will ensure better service when demand exceeds capacity later....More
Mar 31, 2014

It’s Time for an “Authorized Distributor” Seal of Approval

The electronics channel needs an industry standard that identifies the processes and business practices of authorized distributors....More
Mar 20, 2014

2014: A Return to Normal Supply Chain Challenges

Demand fluctuations trump economic uncertainty when it comes to today’s electronics manufacturing supply chain challenges, new survey shows....More
Jan 06, 2014

Surviving a Flat Electronic Components Marketplace

TTI’s Michael Knight writes about “making the most of flat,” as the electronic components supply chain faces a third year of mediocre business....More

Victoria Kickham

Victoria Kickham is the distribution editor for Electronic Design magazine, SourceESB and, where she covers issues related to the electronics supply chain. Victoria started out...
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