Global Purchasing http://globalpurchasing.com/rss.xml en Mouser Launches Engineering Challenge http://globalpurchasing.com/news/mouser-launches-engineering-challenge <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mouser Electronics Launches a Webinar and Challenge Series with Celebrity Engineer, Grant Imahara. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/mouser-launches-engineering-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/mouser-launches-engineering-challenge#comments Top 50 Electronics Distributors Distributor News News Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:48:00 +0000 9551 at http://globalpurchasing.com Making Software a Priority for Buyers http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/making-software-priority-buyers <div class="node-body blog-body">Advocates say spend management software adds value to the supply channel, especially as OEMs and contract manufacturers seek to reduce costs and as outsourcing trends place greater emphasis on the purchasing department.</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/making-software-priority-buyers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/making-software-priority-buyers#comments Blogs Supply Chain Supply Chain Trends Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:33:00 +0000 9541 at http://globalpurchasing.com Sager Launches Power Group http://globalpurchasing.com/news/sager-launches-power-group <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Electronic components distributor introduces Sager Power Systems, a specialized group focused on delivering power solutions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/sager-launches-power-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/sager-launches-power-group#comments Distributor News News Tue, 24 Feb 2015 16:56:00 +0000 9531 at http://globalpurchasing.com Omron Awards Rutronik for Distributor Excellence http://globalpurchasing.com/news/omron-awards-rutronik-distributor-excellence <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Components maker recognizes European distributor for overall performance, support, and services.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/omron-awards-rutronik-distributor-excellence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/omron-awards-rutronik-distributor-excellence#comments Distributor News News Fri, 20 Feb 2015 15:44:00 +0000 9521 at http://globalpurchasing.com Basware Enhances E-Payment Solutions http://globalpurchasing.com/news/basware-enhances-e-payment-solutions <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Basware Discount helps buyers and vendors optimize payment terms, improve cash flow.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/basware-enhances-e-payment-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/basware-enhances-e-payment-solutions#comments Distributor News Supply Chain News Thu, 19 Feb 2015 18:01:00 +0000 9511 at http://globalpurchasing.com Defense Markets Continue to Falter http://globalpurchasing.com/features/defense-markets-continue-falter <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Supplying military and defense-related companies remains a challenge, as new study predicts a flattening of the global defense market over the next two years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/features/defense-markets-continue-falter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/features/defense-markets-continue-falter#comments Military-Aerospace Features Wed, 18 Feb 2015 16:23:00 +0000 9501 at http://globalpurchasing.com Researcher Lists Top LED Trends for 2015 http://globalpurchasing.com/features/researcher-lists-top-led-trends-2015 <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Restructuring at leading companies may pave the way for new investment, lower product prices in LED market, according to industry researcher IHS.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/features/researcher-lists-top-led-trends-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/features/researcher-lists-top-led-trends-2015#comments Features Wed, 18 Feb 2015 16:13:00 +0000 9491 at http://globalpurchasing.com Sensor Demand Continues to Rise http://globalpurchasing.com/features/sensor-demand-continues-rise <div class="field-byline"> By Bridget McCrea, Contributing Editor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The global sensor market gets a boost from the popularity of wearables and the Internet of Things, as buyers across a range of industries increase demand.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/features/sensor-demand-continues-rise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/features/sensor-demand-continues-rise#comments Buying Trends Consumer Electronics Industrial Features Tue, 17 Feb 2015 15:20:00 +0000 9481 at http://globalpurchasing.com Global Purchasing Index December 2014 http://globalpurchasing.com/global-purchasing-index-december-2014 <div class="node-body page-body">GPI dips slightly in November but remains in positive territory, as purchasing professionals point to steady lead times, higher prices during the month.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/global-purchasing-index-december-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/global-purchasing-index-december-2014#comments Article Library Latest News Wed, 11 Feb 2015 22:40:37 +0000 9461 at http://globalpurchasing.com Coilcraft joins FIRST Robotics Program http://globalpurchasing.com/news/coilcraft-joins-first-robotics-program <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Maker of magnetic components is a bronze-level supplier of products teams will use in annual high school robotics competition.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/coilcraft-joins-first-robotics-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/coilcraft-joins-first-robotics-program#comments Supply Chain News Tue, 10 Feb 2015 22:36:00 +0000 9451 at http://globalpurchasing.com What Did CES Reveal about 2015 Markets? http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/what-did-ces-reveal-about-2015-markets <div class="node-body blog-body">Connected events, data, and devices are the theme for 2015, as communication, automotive, and wearable technology markets hold the most promise for those serving the consumer electronics space.</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/what-did-ces-reveal-about-2015-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/what-did-ces-reveal-about-2015-markets#comments Blogs Distributors Supply Chain Trends Mon, 09 Feb 2015 21:49:00 +0000 9431 at http://globalpurchasing.com ProShip Launches New Logo http://globalpurchasing.com/news/proship-launches-new-logo <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Shipping software provider introduces new logo, prepares for global expansion.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/proship-launches-new-logo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/proship-launches-new-logo#comments Supply Chain News Mon, 09 Feb 2015 17:01:00 +0000 9421 at http://globalpurchasing.com Distributors Serve Up Raspberry Pi 2 http://globalpurchasing.com/news/distributors-serve-raspberry-pi-2 <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Next-generation, low-cost computer board features six times the processing power, and is available from element14, RS Components, and Allied Electronics.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/distributors-serve-raspberry-pi-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/distributors-serve-raspberry-pi-2#comments Distributors News Tue, 03 Feb 2015 15:56:00 +0000 9401 at http://globalpurchasing.com Companies Get Smart with Automation http://globalpurchasing.com/features/companies-get-smart-automation <div class="field-byline"> By Joe Nowlan, Contributing Editor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Efficiency and demand for enhanced communications drive need for industrial automation products—and open the door to Internet-enabled solutions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/features/companies-get-smart-automation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/features/companies-get-smart-automation#comments Distributors Industrial Features Supply Chain Mon, 02 Feb 2015 20:01:00 +0000 9391 at http://globalpurchasing.com Electronics Companies Make New Appointments http://globalpurchasing.com/distributor-news/electronics-companies-make-new-appointments <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pasternack, Fairview Microwave, RFMW add to management staff.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/distributor-news/electronics-companies-make-new-appointments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/distributor-news/electronics-companies-make-new-appointments#comments Distributors Distributor News Mon, 02 Feb 2015 19:08:00 +0000 9381 at http://globalpurchasing.com Involving Buyers in Design Can Reduce Cost and Supply Chain Risk http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/involving-buyers-design-can-reduce-cost-and-supply-chain-risk <div class="node-body blog-body">Purchasers involved in design often identify new suppliers of innovative technologies.</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/involving-buyers-design-can-reduce-cost-and-supply-chain-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/involving-buyers-design-can-reduce-cost-and-supply-chain-risk#comments Blogs Distributors Supply Chain Strategic Purchasing Mon, 02 Feb 2015 18:46:00 +0000 9371 at http://globalpurchasing.com Distributors Honored by Amphenol, Samsung http://globalpurchasing.com/news/distributors-honored-amphenol-samsung <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Connector and power supplies distributor PEI-Genesis receives Amphenol’s Distributor of the Year award; Rutronik named top distributor by Samsung Electro-Mechanics.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/distributors-honored-amphenol-samsung" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/distributors-honored-amphenol-samsung#comments Distributor News News Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:38:00 +0000 9361 at http://globalpurchasing.com Steve Hutchinson, European Sales Director at PEI-Genesis (left) accepts the Distributor of the Year 2014 award from Steve Roberts, Managing Director at Amphenol Ltd. The Promise of IoT http://globalpurchasing.com/features/promise-iot <div class="node-body article-body">The Internet of Things market spells opportunity for distributors of electronic components, but the real payoff may come from driving demand for new products and answering key questions about safety and security.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/features/promise-iot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/features/promise-iot#comments Distributors Consumer Electronics Industrial Features Supply Chain Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:15:00 +0000 9351 at http://globalpurchasing.com Distributor Launches Automotive Business Unit http://globalpurchasing.com/news/distributor-launches-automotive-business-unit <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Rutronik’s new automotive business unit offers global support in electronic vehicle applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/distributor-launches-automotive-business-unit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/distributor-launches-automotive-business-unit#comments Distributor News Consumer Electronics News Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:08:00 +0000 9341 at http://globalpurchasing.com Biodegradable and Dissolvable Electronics to Curb E-Waste http://globalpurchasing.com/blogs/biodegradable-and-dissolvable-electronics-curb-e-waste <div class="node-body article-body">Scientists at SINTEF, an independent research organization in Norway, are working on developing electronic components that dissolve once they are no longer needed. Given the abundance of e-waste produced every year...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/blogs/biodegradable-and-dissolvable-electronics-curb-e-waste" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/blogs/biodegradable-and-dissolvable-electronics-curb-e-waste#comments Blogs Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:44:00 +0000 9331 at http://globalpurchasing.com Components Distributors Deliver Solid Results http://globalpurchasing.com/news/components-distributors-deliver-solid-results <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Avnet Electronics Marketing sees strong growth in Asia, EMEA; Smith & Associates hits record sales of $747 million for calendar year 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/components-distributors-deliver-solid-results" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/components-distributors-deliver-solid-results#comments Distributor News News Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:45:00 +0000 9321 at http://globalpurchasing.com Digi-Key Adds Adafruit Products http://globalpurchasing.com/news/digi-key-adds-adafruit-products <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Electronics distributor expands with module-level solutions for prototyping and development.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/digi-key-adds-adafruit-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/digi-key-adds-adafruit-products#comments Distributor News News Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:17:00 +0000 9311 at http://globalpurchasing.com Standards Group Tests 3D Designs http://globalpurchasing.com/news/standards-group-tests-3d-designs <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">NIST project to demonstrate digital thread benefits of standardized 3D virtual parts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/standards-group-tests-3d-designs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/standards-group-tests-3d-designs#comments Industrial News Thu, 22 Jan 2015 17:35:00 +0000 9301 at http://globalpurchasing.com <p>In a new project, NIST and its partners will demonstrate and evaluate software tools for making parts directly from three-dimensional designs embedded with product and manufacturing information. (Part shown is a simplified design of a bearing seal.)</p> Pricing, Availability Remain Stable, Buyers Say http://globalpurchasing.com/features/pricing-availability-remain-stable-buyers-say <div class="field-byline"> By Bridget McCrea, Contributing Editor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the exception of a few products and brands, purchasing managers say buying conditions are fairly stable at the start of 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/features/pricing-availability-remain-stable-buyers-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/features/pricing-availability-remain-stable-buyers-say#comments Buying Trends Consumer Electronics Industrial Features Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:04:00 +0000 9291 at http://globalpurchasing.com The Realities of Global Pricing http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/realities-global-pricing <div class="node-body blog-body">Buyers’ desire for “world wide pricing” continues to spur a healthy dialogue throughout the supply channel.</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/realities-global-pricing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/realities-global-pricing#comments Blogs Distributors Distributor News Supply Chain Trends Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:17:00 +0000 9281 at http://globalpurchasing.com Avnet Joins OpenPOWER Foundation http://globalpurchasing.com/news/avnet-joins-openpower-foundation <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Distributor to provide design-chain, supply chain, and value-added services as part of open development alliance.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/avnet-joins-openpower-foundation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/avnet-joins-openpower-foundation#comments Distributor News News Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:59:00 +0000 9271 at http://globalpurchasing.com RFMW Names New European Sales Director http://globalpurchasing.com/news/rfmw-names-new-european-sales-director <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Christian Grieswelle to lead electronics distributor’s efforts to build business across Europe.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/rfmw-names-new-european-sales-director" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/rfmw-names-new-european-sales-director#comments Distributor News News Thu, 15 Jan 2015 19:44:00 +0000 9261 at http://globalpurchasing.com Digi-Key Sees Double-Digit Sales Growth http://globalpurchasing.com/distributor-news/digi-key-sees-double-digit-sales-growth <div class="field-deck"> Global distributor of electronic components cites 11% sales growth in 2014, driven by demand for wireless, Internet-enabled connectivity. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Global distributor of electronic components, Digi-Key, cites 11% sales growth in 2014, driven by demand for wireless, Internet-enabled connectivity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/distributor-news/digi-key-sees-double-digit-sales-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/distributor-news/digi-key-sees-double-digit-sales-growth#comments Distributor News Consumer Electronics Industrial Wed, 14 Jan 2015 14:26:00 +0000 9241 at http://globalpurchasing.com Will 3D Electronic Printing Change the Electronic Components Industry? http://globalpurchasing.com/blogs/will-3d-electronic-printing-change-electronic-components-industry <div class="node-body article-body">2015 began with a review of what the writers of Back to the Future II imagined present day to be like. Now that we are a few days into the year, it's safe to say that there are no hoverboards or self-lacing Nikes. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/blogs/will-3d-electronic-printing-change-electronic-components-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/blogs/will-3d-electronic-printing-change-electronic-components-industry#comments Blogs Tue, 13 Jan 2015 21:48:00 +0000 9231 at http://globalpurchasing.com Distributors to Hire, Expand More in 2015 http://globalpurchasing.com/features/distributors-hire-expand-more-2015 <div class="field-byline"> By Joe Nowlan </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The uptick in manufacturing is boosting business for industrial distributors, as more expect to make new hires and expand their geographic footprints in the New Year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/features/distributors-hire-expand-more-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/features/distributors-hire-expand-more-2015#comments Distributors Industrial Features Mon, 12 Jan 2015 18:53:00 +0000 9221 at http://globalpurchasing.com