Global Purchasing http://globalpurchasing.com/rss.xml en Heard in the Channel: Rutronik Launches line of SMART devices http://globalpurchasing.com/features/heard-channel-rutronik-launches-line-smart-devices <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola, Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">European distributor adds products designed to serve Internet of Things market; plus news from ECIA, IC Insights, Avnet and more.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/features/heard-channel-rutronik-launches-line-smart-devices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/features/heard-channel-rutronik-launches-line-smart-devices#comments Distributors Features Consumer Electronics Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:19:00 +0000 8381 at http://globalpurchasing.com There's More to Outsourcing than Manufacturing http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/theres-more-outsourcing-manufacturing <div class="node-body blog-body">OEMs routinely outsource value-added work to distributors to reduce costs and operate leaner.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/strategic-purchasing">Strategic Purchasing</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/theres-more-outsourcing-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/theres-more-outsourcing-manufacturing#comments Blogs Distributors Supply Chain Strategic Purchasing Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:50:00 +0000 8371 at http://globalpurchasing.com PMI Continues Upward Climb http://globalpurchasing.com/features/pmi-continues-upward-climb <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. manufacturing sector expands as August Purchasing Managers Index registers highest level since March 2011.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/features/pmi-continues-upward-climb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/features/pmi-continues-upward-climb#comments Features Distributor News Industrial Supply Chain Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:30:00 +0000 8361 at http://globalpurchasing.com Top 50 Distributors 2014 - #4 Future Electronics http://globalpurchasing.com/top-50-electronics-distributors/top-50-distributors-2014-4-future-electronics <div class="node-body article-body">The Top 50 Distributors #4 - Future Electronics. Founded in 1968, the company has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,000 employees in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/top-50-electronics-distributors/top-50-distributors-2014-4-future-electronics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/top-50-electronics-distributors/top-50-distributors-2014-4-future-electronics#comments Top 50 Electronics Distributors Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:57:00 +0000 8221 at http://globalpurchasing.com Top 50 Distributors 2014 - #26 Symmetry Electronics http://globalpurchasing.com/top-50-electronics-distributors/top-50-distributors-2014-26-symmetry-electronics <div class="node-body article-body">The Top 50 Distributors #26 - Symmetry Electronics. Founded in 1998, is a global factory-authorized distributor focusing exclusively on the technical support and supply of wireless, audio/video, and embedded semiconductors, modules, and single board computers and the markets that need them.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/top-50-electronics-distributors/top-50-distributors-2014-26-symmetry-electronics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/top-50-electronics-distributors/top-50-distributors-2014-26-symmetry-electronics#comments Top 50 Electronics Distributors Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:27:00 +0000 8271 at http://globalpurchasing.com Electronics Distributor to Offer Line of SMART Devices http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/electronics-distributor-offer-line-smart-devices <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Rutronik is offering a new line of SMART devices—reaching the lifestyle, home comfort, healthcare, and safety markets. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/electronics-distributor-offer-line-smart-devices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/electronics-distributor-offer-line-smart-devices#comments Latest News Medical Distributor News Consumer Electronics Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:47:00 +0000 8341 at http://globalpurchasing.com Courtesy of Rutronik Development Kits Present New Market Needs http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/development-kits-present-new-market-needs <div class="node-body blog-body">Design engineers now expect supportive solutions through the design cycle, not just a variety of components.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/supply-chain-trends">Supply Chain Trends</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/development-kits-present-new-market-needs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/development-kits-present-new-market-needs#comments Executive Interviews Supply Chain Supply Chain Trends Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:53:00 +0000 8331 at http://globalpurchasing.com Distributors Expand with New Connector Products http://globalpurchasing.com/features/distributors-expand-new-connector-products <div class="node-body article-body">Avnet strengthens its global TE Connectivity offering and is certified for assembly of Deutsch connectors at its facility in Nogales, Mexico.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/features/distributors-expand-new-connector-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/features/distributors-expand-new-connector-products#comments Features Medical Military-Aerospace Industrial Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:48:00 +0000 8311 at http://globalpurchasing.com <p>Avnet Electronics Marketing now offers TE Connectivity&rsquo;s Deutsch 369 connectors, an expansion to the distributor&rsquo;s TE Connectivity offering.</p> Heard in the Channel: Internet of Things Applications Site Gets a New Look http://globalpurchasing.com/features/heard-channel-internet-things-applications-site-gets-new-look <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola, Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mouser updates its IoT Applications site, including four new sections to provide developers with the resources to enter this expanding field; plus, element14 announces a new competition, Maxim Integrated and Coilcraft update websites. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/features/heard-channel-internet-things-applications-site-gets-new-look" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/features/heard-channel-internet-things-applications-site-gets-new-look#comments Features Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:55:00 +0000 8301 at http://globalpurchasing.com A Supply Chain That Improves Damaged Lives http://globalpurchasing.com/features/supply-chain-improves-damaged-lives <div class="field-byline"> By Victoria Fraza Kickham, Distribution Editor, and Joe Nowlan, Contributing Editor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Makers of prosthetics for military applications demand high-quality products and specialized solutions from supplier partners.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/features/supply-chain-improves-damaged-lives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/features/supply-chain-improves-damaged-lives#comments Features Military-Aerospace Supply Chain Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:18:00 +0000 8291 at http://globalpurchasing.com Internet of Things Applications Site Gets a New Look http://globalpurchasing.com/distributor-news/internet-things-applications-site-gets-new-look <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mouser’s IoT Applications site is updated and includes four new sections to provide developers with the resources to enter this expanding field. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/distributor-news/internet-things-applications-site-gets-new-look" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/distributor-news/internet-things-applications-site-gets-new-look#comments Distributor News Consumer Electronics News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:49:00 +0000 8281 at http://globalpurchasing.com <p>A first look at Mouser&#39;s updated IoT website.&nbsp;</p> Courtesy of Mouser TTI Acquires HuaTong Electronic Co., Ltd. http://globalpurchasing.com/news/tti-acquires-huatong-electronic-co-ltd <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Purchase expands TTI’s business in China, with new reach into local cell phone manufacturing market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/tti-acquires-huatong-electronic-co-ltd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/tti-acquires-huatong-electronic-co-ltd#comments Distributor News Consumer Electronics News Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:08:00 +0000 8261 at http://globalpurchasing.com Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images Finalists Progress in element14 Wearable Technology Competition http://globalpurchasing.com/features/finalists-progress-element14-wearable-technology-competition <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body">10 finalists in the “Hats Off” global design challenge must now re-design the hat into wearable technology solutions. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/features/finalists-progress-element14-wearable-technology-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/features/finalists-progress-element14-wearable-technology-competition#comments Features Distributor News Consumer Electronics News Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:25:00 +0000 8241 at http://globalpurchasing.com Courtesy of element14 Heard in the Channel: Hardware Prices on the Rise, Buyers Advised to Purchase Now http://globalpurchasing.com/features/heard-channel-hardware-prices-rise-buyers-advised-purchase-now <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola, Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">According to IBISWorld, hardware prices for programmable logic controllers, graphics and accelerator cards, network switches, and intercom systems are projected to increase between now and 2017; plus news from RFMW, ECIA, Electronica, and more. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/features/heard-channel-hardware-prices-rise-buyers-advised-purchase-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/features/heard-channel-hardware-prices-rise-buyers-advised-purchase-now#comments Features Supply Chain Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:04:00 +0000 8211 at http://globalpurchasing.com Hardware Prices on the Rise, Buyers Advised to Purchase Now http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/hardware-prices-rise-buyers-advised-purchase-now <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola, Associate Content Producer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hardware prices for programmable logic controllers, graphics and accelerator cards, network switches, and intercom systems are projected to increase between now and 2017, according to a report by IBISWorld. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/hardware-prices-rise-buyers-advised-purchase-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/hardware-prices-rise-buyers-advised-purchase-now#comments Latest News Consumer Electronics Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:22:00 +0000 8201 at http://globalpurchasing.com Courtesy of IBISWorld Weak Growth Ahead for ePassports http://globalpurchasing.com/news/weak-growth-ahead-epassports <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Adoption of electronic passports, which utilize microcontroller chips, trails growth of other forms of government-issued electronic identification, new study shows.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/weak-growth-ahead-epassports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/weak-growth-ahead-epassports#comments Consumer Electronics News Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:53:00 +0000 8191 at http://globalpurchasing.com July 2014 GPI Panel Member of the Month http://globalpurchasing.com/member-month/july-2014-gpi-panel-member-month <div class="node-body article-body">July 2014 GPI Panel Member of the Month Murray Dilks is the Group Procurement Director for Paragon Electronics Ltd., an integrated group of companies, operating from three facilities in the United Kingdom and Czech Republic, providing electronic component sourcing, testing, verification, distribution, supply chain management, and electronic component kitting, plus the broadest range of electrical, mechanical, electro-mechanical, and electronics manufacturing services (EMS).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/member-month/july-2014-gpi-panel-member-month" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/member-month/july-2014-gpi-panel-member-month#comments Member of the Month Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:33:00 +0000 8181 at http://globalpurchasing.com Top 3 Concerns of Electronic Component Buyers http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/top-3-concerns-electronic-component-buyers <div class="node-body blog-body">Component availability, economic issues top buyers’ list of things that “keep me up at night,” according to new survey of 800 purchasing pros.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/supply-chain-trends">Supply Chain Trends</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/top-3-concerns-electronic-component-buyers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/top-3-concerns-electronic-component-buyers#comments Blogs Supply Chain Supply Chain Trends Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:41:00 +0000 8171 at http://globalpurchasing.com Heard in the Channel: Eaton Continues Work to Fight Counterfeit Products http://globalpurchasing.com/features/heard-channel-eaton-continues-work-fight-counterfeit-products <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Manufacturers, trade groups keep counterfeit components top-of-mind; plus news from America II Electronics, Future Electronics, TTI, and more.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/features/heard-channel-eaton-continues-work-fight-counterfeit-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/features/heard-channel-eaton-continues-work-fight-counterfeit-products#comments Distributors Features Consumer Electronics Industrial Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:13:00 +0000 8161 at http://globalpurchasing.com Mexico, Brazil Lead the Way in Latin America http://globalpurchasing.com/features/mexico-brazil-lead-way-latin-america <div class="field-byline"> Victoria Fraza Kickham, Distribution Editor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Electronics distributor grows in Latin America despite slowing economic conditions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/features/mexico-brazil-lead-way-latin-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/features/mexico-brazil-lead-way-latin-america#comments Distributors Features Top 50 Electronics Distributors Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:53:00 +0000 8141 at http://globalpurchasing.com Courtesy of Thinkstock Images Mouser to Launch NI MultiSIM Blue http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/mouser-launch-ni-multisim-blue <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Distributor collaborates with NI to offer free edition of this all-in-one circuit simulation tool with integrated PCB design and bill of materials.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/mouser-launch-ni-multisim-blue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/mouser-launch-ni-multisim-blue#comments Latest News Top 50 Electronics Distributors Distributor News Thu, 07 Aug 2014 16:43:00 +0000 8131 at http://globalpurchasing.com Heard in the Channel: Mouser Releases Communications Applications Site and NI Multisim Component Evaluator http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/heard-channel-mouser-releases-communications-applications-site-and-ni-multisim-component <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mouser adds more engineering tools to its site; plus news and updates from MIT Technology Review, TTI, Intel, Digi-Key, and more</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/heard-channel-mouser-releases-communications-applications-site-and-ni-multisim-component" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/heard-channel-mouser-releases-communications-applications-site-and-ni-multisim-component#comments Electronics Latest News Distributor News Mon, 04 Aug 2014 19:33:00 +0000 8121 at http://globalpurchasing.com GPI Slows In July http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/gpi-slows-july <div class="node-body article-body">Following a rebound in June, the Global Purchasing Index takes a 1.6% drop in July but remains in positive territory as purchasing managers cite spotty business conditions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/gpi-slows-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/gpi-slows-july#comments Latest News Mon, 04 Aug 2014 16:08:00 +0000 8111 at http://globalpurchasing.com EMS Providers Are No Longer Just Board Stuffers http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/ems-providers-are-no-longer-just-board-stuffers <div class="node-body blog-body">OEM buyers must evaluate all the services that EMS providers offer, not just manufacturing</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/strategic-purchasing">Strategic Purchasing</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/ems-providers-are-no-longer-just-board-stuffers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/ems-providers-are-no-longer-just-board-stuffers#comments Blogs Medical Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Strategic Purchasing Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:29:00 +0000 8101 at http://globalpurchasing.com PMI Up 2% in July http://globalpurchasing.com/news/pmi-2-july <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The manufacturing sector continued to expand in July, as the Institute for Supply Management’s Purchasing Manager’s Index rises to 57.1%</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/pmi-2-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/pmi-2-july#comments Distributor News Industrial Supply Chain News Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:09:00 +0000 8091 at http://globalpurchasing.com Electronics Distributors on the Acquisition Trail http://globalpurchasing.com/features/electronics-distributors-acquisition-trail <div class="node-body article-body">M&A activity picks up in the electronics distribution sector as TTI, Sager, RFMW, and Master Electronics all make key purchases.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/features/electronics-distributors-acquisition-trail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/features/electronics-distributors-acquisition-trail#comments Distributors Features Top 50 Electronics Distributors Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:53:00 +0000 8081 at http://globalpurchasing.com 5 Questions With: Russel Dorwart, PEI-Genesis http://globalpurchasing.com/executive-interviews/5-questions-russel-dorwart-pei-genesis <div class="node-body article-body">This specialty distributor of high-reliability interconnect products is focused on new end markets and expansion into China to combat a slow-growth market</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/executive-interviews/5-questions-russel-dorwart-pei-genesis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/executive-interviews/5-questions-russel-dorwart-pei-genesis#comments Distributors Executive Interviews Top 50 Electronics Distributors Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:58:00 +0000 8071 at http://globalpurchasing.com Heard in the Channel: Analog Devices Acquires Hittite Microwaves http://globalpurchasing.com/electronics/heard-channel-analog-devices-acquires-hittite-microwaves <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">ADI expands RF and Microwave group; plus news from Mouser Electronics, XMA Corp., TLC Electronics, and more.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/electronics/heard-channel-analog-devices-acquires-hittite-microwaves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/electronics/heard-channel-analog-devices-acquires-hittite-microwaves#comments Electronics Features Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:42:00 +0000 8061 at http://globalpurchasing.com Business Complexity Drives Need for Distributor Training Programs http://globalpurchasing.com/features/business-complexity-drives-need-distributor-training-programs <div class="field-byline"> By Bridget McCrea, Contributing Editor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Two electronics distributors are tackling the ongoing challenge of internal and external stakeholder education. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/features/business-complexity-drives-need-distributor-training-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/features/business-complexity-drives-need-distributor-training-programs#comments Distributors Features Top 50 Electronics Distributors Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 8051 at http://globalpurchasing.com Global Purchasing Index June 2014 http://globalpurchasing.com/global-purchasing-index-june-2014-0 <div class="node-body page-body">Global Purchasing’s Global Purchasing Index hit a six-month high in June, registering 117.5 and indicating increased business optimism among supply chain purchasing professionals.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/global-purchasing-index-june-2014-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/global-purchasing-index-june-2014-0#comments Article Library Latest News Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:35:35 +0000 8041 at http://globalpurchasing.com