Global Purchasing http://globalpurchasing.com/rss.xml en 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 Features Consumer Electronics Industrial 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 Features Consumer Electronics Industrial 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 Features Industrial Mon, 12 Jan 2015 18:53:00 +0000 9221 at http://globalpurchasing.com Regulatory Environment Heats Up for Electronics Suppliers, Buyers http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/regulatory-environment-heats-electronics-suppliers-buyers <div class="node-body blog-body">Purchasing professionals must increasingly make sure suppliers can show compliance to environmental and social responsibility regulations.</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/regulatory-environment-heats-electronics-suppliers-buyers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/regulatory-environment-heats-electronics-suppliers-buyers#comments Blogs Distributors Distributor News Strategic Purchasing Tue, 06 Jan 2015 23:20:00 +0000 9211 at http://globalpurchasing.com Global Purchasing Index December 2014 http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/global-purchasing-index-december-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">Global Purchasing Index slips as 2014 ends, but some purchasing professionals remain upbeat about 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/global-purchasing-index-december-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/global-purchasing-index-december-2014#comments Latest News Tue, 06 Jan 2015 17:45:00 +0000 9201 at http://globalpurchasing.com Top 50 Distributors 2014 - #3 WPG Americas, Inc. http://globalpurchasing.com/top-50-electronics-distributors/top-50-distributors-2014-3-wpg-americas-inc <div class="node-body article-body">Top 50 Distributors 2014 - #3 WPG Americas, Inc. Founded in November 2007, WPG Americas is a franchised partner to technology leaders in the Semiconductor, Passive, Electromechanical, Interconnect, Displays and Lighting Solutions markets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/top-50-electronics-distributors/top-50-distributors-2014-3-wpg-americas-inc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/top-50-electronics-distributors/top-50-distributors-2014-3-wpg-americas-inc#comments Top 50 Electronics Distributors Tue, 06 Jan 2015 16:59:00 +0000 9191 at http://globalpurchasing.com December 2014 GPI Panel Member of the Month http://globalpurchasing.com/member-month/december-2014-gpi-panel-member-month <div class="node-body article-body">December 2014 GPI Panel Member of the Month Maria Kirkeeng is the Owner and CEO of Concept 2 Market, Inc, a company that offers a full service mix technology solution for your electronic assembly requirements. From Prototype to Production C2M can accommodate a variety of technological levels.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/member-month/december-2014-gpi-panel-member-month" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/member-month/december-2014-gpi-panel-member-month#comments Member of the Month Tue, 06 Jan 2015 16:33:00 +0000 9181 at http://globalpurchasing.com Global Purchasing Index November 2014 http://globalpurchasing.com/global-purchasing-index-november-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-november-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/global-purchasing-index-november-2014#comments Article Library Latest News Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:27:55 +0000 9171 at http://globalpurchasing.com Semiconductors to See Best Year Since 2010 http://globalpurchasing.com/news/semiconductors-see-best-year-2010 <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">On track to grow more than 9% in 2014, the worldwide semiconductor market is estimated to reach $353 billion, driven by demand for DRAM and LEDs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/semiconductors-see-best-year-2010" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/semiconductors-see-best-year-2010#comments Industrial News Tue, 30 Dec 2014 15:35:00 +0000 9161 at http://globalpurchasing.com Sensors Heat Up Electronic Components Market http://globalpurchasing.com/features/sensors-heat-electronic-components-market <div class="node-body article-body">Sensors drive growth for supply chain companies in 2015, with wearable electronic devices leading the way.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/features/sensors-heat-electronic-components-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/features/sensors-heat-electronic-components-market#comments Distributors Features Consumer Electronics Industrial Tue, 30 Dec 2014 15:10:00 +0000 9151 at http://globalpurchasing.com Electronics Supply Chain Consolidates in 2014 http://globalpurchasing.com/features/electronics-supply-chain-consolidates-2014 <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A host of mergers and acquisitions in 2014 means many companies will start off the New Year as larger organizations; here’s a look at some of the key acquisitions in the manufacturer and distributor market this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/features/electronics-supply-chain-consolidates-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/features/electronics-supply-chain-consolidates-2014#comments Distributors Features Top 50 Electronics Distributors Military-Aerospace Consumer Electronics Industrial Tue, 23 Dec 2014 15:19:00 +0000 9141 at http://globalpurchasing.com Epec Expands Manufacturing Facilities http://globalpurchasing.com/distributor-news/epec-expands-manufacturing-facilities <div class="field-deck"> Massachusetts-based build-to-print electronics manufacturing company adds 4,000 square feet of space to accommodate business growth. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Massachusetts-based build-to-print electronics manufacturing company adds 4,000 square feet of space to accommodate business growth.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/distributor-news/epec-expands-manufacturing-facilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/distributor-news/epec-expands-manufacturing-facilities#comments Distributor News Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:04:00 +0000 9131 at http://globalpurchasing.com Heard in the Channel: TTI releases “A Very Specialist Christmas” http://globalpurchasing.com/features/heard-channel-tti-releases-very-specialist-christmas <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">TTI says happy holidays with Christmas episode of The Specialist; plus news from Mouser, Smith & Associates, and more.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/features/heard-channel-tti-releases-very-specialist-christmas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/features/heard-channel-tti-releases-very-specialist-christmas#comments Distributors Features Supply Chain Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:54:00 +0000 9121 at http://globalpurchasing.com Industrial, Wearable Electronics Top 2015 Market Opportunities http://globalpurchasing.com/features/industrial-wearable-electronics-top-2015-market-opportunities <div class="node-body article-body">2015 represents the start of something big as the connectivity trend ramps up, creating new opportunities in industrial, automotive, and wearable technology markets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/features/industrial-wearable-electronics-top-2015-market-opportunities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/features/industrial-wearable-electronics-top-2015-market-opportunities#comments Distributors Features Consumer Electronics Industrial Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:30:00 +0000 9111 at http://globalpurchasing.com Heard in the Channel: Digi-Key’s Top Gifts for Geeks http://globalpurchasing.com/features/heard-channel-digi-key-s-top-gifts-geeks <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Electronics distributor offers holiday gift guide for electronics enthusiasts in YouTube video; plus news from Mouser, Avnet, and more.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/features/heard-channel-digi-key-s-top-gifts-geeks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/features/heard-channel-digi-key-s-top-gifts-geeks#comments Distributors Features Supply Chain Tue, 09 Dec 2014 18:55:00 +0000 9101 at http://globalpurchasing.com Allied Adds 35,000 New Products http://globalpurchasing.com/distributor-news/allied-adds-35000-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Distributor continues efforts to globalize its product offering by synchronizing lines of Allied, RS Components.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/distributor-news/allied-adds-35000-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/distributor-news/allied-adds-35000-new-products#comments Distributor News Tue, 09 Dec 2014 14:33:00 +0000 9091 at http://globalpurchasing.com Re-Shoring Presents Opportunities for Some Supply Chain Companies http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/re-shoring-presents-opportunities-some-supply-chain-companies <div class="node-body blog-body">Buyers may reassess sourcing choices as manufacturing returns to North America.</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/re-shoring-presents-opportunities-some-supply-chain-companies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/re-shoring-presents-opportunities-some-supply-chain-companies#comments Blogs Distributors Strategic Purchasing Wed, 03 Dec 2014 15:14:00 +0000 9081 at http://globalpurchasing.com Global Purchasing Index November 2014 http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/global-purchasing-index-november-2014 <div class="node-body article-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/latest-news/global-purchasing-index-november-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/global-purchasing-index-november-2014#comments Latest News Tue, 02 Dec 2014 21:29:00 +0000 9071 at http://globalpurchasing.com Global Purchasing Index October 2014 http://globalpurchasing.com/global-purchasing-index-october-2014 <div class="node-body page-body">After slowing in July, the Global Purchasing Index rises more than 2 points in August, as buyers of electronic components point to better business conditions.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/global-purchasing-index-october-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/global-purchasing-index-october-2014#comments Article Library Tue, 02 Dec 2014 15:39:21 +0000 9061 at http://globalpurchasing.com