Victoria Kickham

Distribution Editor

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 as a general assignment reporter for several Boston-area newspapers before joining Industrial Distribution magazine, where she spent 14 years covering industrial markets. She served as ID’s managing editor from 2000 to 2010. Victoria has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of New Hampshire and a master’s degree in English from Northeastern University.

Posts by Victoria Kickham

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

Preview: Top Distributors Report Modest Outloook

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

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

Mid-Sized Manufacturers Optimistic in 2016

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

Mining for Data in the Supply Chain

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

Content Is King for Electronic Components Buyers

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

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

Digi-Key’s Mark Larson Talks Industry Change

What has changed the most in the world of electronic components distribution? Service, says the longtime leader of Digi-Key Electronics, who stepped....More

Anti-Counterfeit Update: Traceability, Software Rank as Top Issues

Suppliers grapple with ongoing anti-counterfeit efforts, as the need to change behaviors in the buying community grows. ECIA’s Robin Gray offers....More

Will Amazon Drive a Better B2B Online Experience?

The online retail giant’s newest attempt to grab a bigger piece of the B2B pie may have its greatest impact on how traditional suppliers shape the....More

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