Global Purchasing http://globalpurchasing.com/rss.xml en Avnet Awards Students, Teachers http://globalpurchasing.com/news/avnet-awards-students-teachers <div class="field-byline"> Leah Scully, Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> 10th annual Avnet Tech Games honors college teams from throughout Arizona and around the world for solving technical business challenges. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Annual Avnet Tech Games took place on Saturday, April 11<sup>th</sup>, and were claimed as the best iteration since the event&rsquo;s initiation in 2006.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/avnet-awards-students-teachers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/avnet-awards-students-teachers#comments News Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:56:00 +0000 9881 at http://globalpurchasing.com <p>Congratulations to the&nbsp;Avnet Tech Winners.&nbsp;</p> Sensor Prices Fall http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/sensor-prices-fall <div class="field-deck"> Shipments strengthen, but price erosion in the high-demand sensor market is cutting sales growth as market competition intensifies. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Shipments strengthen, but price erosion in the high-demand sensor market is cutting sales growth as market competition intensifies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/sensor-prices-fall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/sensor-prices-fall#comments Latest News Consumer Electronics Industrial Wed, 15 Apr 2015 18:19:00 +0000 9871 at http://globalpurchasing.com <p>Image courtesy of Thinkstock.</p> High-Tech Markets Evolve in Asia http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/high-tech-markets-evolve-asia <div class="node-body blog-body">Electronica China 2015: maturing Chinese market growth and Asian tech expansion spell opportunity for global semiconductor industry.</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/high-tech-markets-evolve-asia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/high-tech-markets-evolve-asia#comments Blogs Top 50 Electronics Distributors Distributors Supply Chain Trends Tue, 14 Apr 2015 14:13:00 +0000 9851 at http://globalpurchasing.com Basware to Acquire Procserve http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/basware-acquire-procserve <div class="field-deck"> E-invoicing and purchase-to-pay solutions provider expands public sector business with purchase of UK-based B2B commerce network. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">E-invoicing and purchase-to-pay solutions provider expands public sector business with purchase of UK-based B2B commerce network.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/basware-acquire-procserve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/basware-acquire-procserve#comments Latest News Mon, 13 Apr 2015 15:15:00 +0000 9861 at http://globalpurchasing.com <p>Image courtesy of Thinkstock.</p> Auto Sector Keeps Buyers Busy http://globalpurchasing.com/news/auto-sector-keeps-buyers-busy <div class="field-byline"> By Bridget McCrea </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The burgeoning automotive industry is putting new pressures on direct and indirect suppliers to auto makers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/auto-sector-keeps-buyers-busy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/auto-sector-keeps-buyers-busy#comments Buying Trends Industrial News Fri, 10 Apr 2015 15:02:00 +0000 9841 at http://globalpurchasing.com Promotions at TTI, RFMW http://globalpurchasing.com/news/promotions-tti-rfmw <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Electronics distributors announce management changes, promote top executives.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/promotions-tti-rfmw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/promotions-tti-rfmw#comments Top 50 Electronics Distributors Distributor News News Thu, 09 Apr 2015 15:51:00 +0000 9831 at http://globalpurchasing.com Supply Chain Companies Honored http://globalpurchasing.com/distributor-news/supply-chain-companies-honored <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Future Electronics, Rutronik and others receive new industry awards.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/distributor-news/supply-chain-companies-honored" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/distributor-news/supply-chain-companies-honored#comments Distributor News Industrial Wed, 08 Apr 2015 15:40:00 +0000 9821 at http://globalpurchasing.com Top Distributors Grow More than 7% http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/top-distributors-grow-more-7 <div class="node-body blog-body">The 2015 Top 50 report is just a few weeks away; preliminary results show the Top 10 companies account for more than $77 billion in sales of electronic components and related services.</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-distributors-grow-more-7" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/top-distributors-grow-more-7#comments Blogs Top 50 Electronics Distributors Distributors Supply Chain Trends Wed, 08 Apr 2015 15:08:00 +0000 9811 at http://globalpurchasing.com Buyers Cite Growing Business Optimism in March http://globalpurchasing.com/article-library/buyers-cite-growing-business-optimism-march <div class="node-body article-body">Purchasing confidence soars in March, as buyers of electronic components cite a solid end to Q1 and increased bookings going into Q2.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/article-library/buyers-cite-growing-business-optimism-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/article-library/buyers-cite-growing-business-optimism-march#comments Article Library News Tue, 07 Apr 2015 23:58:00 +0000 9801 at http://globalpurchasing.com Global Purchasing Index Rises 6% http://globalpurchasing.com/global-purchasing-index-rises-6 <div class="node-body page-body">Purchasing confidence soars in March, as buyers of electronic components cite a solid end to Q1 and increased bookings going into Q2.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/global-purchasing-index-rises-6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/global-purchasing-index-rises-6#comments Article Library Latest News Tue, 07 Apr 2015 21:05:58 +0000 9781 at http://globalpurchasing.com Fasteners Go High-Tech http://globalpurchasing.com/features/fasteners-go-high-tech <div class="field-byline"> By Joe Nowlan, Contributing Editor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Today’s focus on delivering a quality-engineered product has industrial suppliers stepping up their service offerings.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/features/fasteners-go-high-tech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/features/fasteners-go-high-tech#comments Features Mon, 06 Apr 2015 15:21:00 +0000 9771 at http://globalpurchasing.com Buyers Must Know Suppliers’ Spending Plans http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/buyers-must-know-suppliers-spending-plans <div class="node-body blog-body">Knowing to what degree suppliers are investing in new capacity and equipment is crucial to developing the most effective purchasing relationships.</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/buyers-must-know-suppliers-spending-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/buyers-must-know-suppliers-spending-plans#comments Blogs Supply Chain Strategic Purchasing Wed, 01 Apr 2015 18:58:00 +0000 9751 at http://globalpurchasing.com Wireless Power Market to Surge in 2015 http://globalpurchasing.com/news/wireless-power-market-surge-2015 <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New report predicts a ‘breakthrough year’ for the wireless power industry, driven by manufacturers’ commitment to wireless charging technology in consumer devices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/wireless-power-market-surge-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/wireless-power-market-surge-2015#comments Consumer Electronics News Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:15:00 +0000 9761 at http://globalpurchasing.com Arizona College Students Take Part in 2015 Avnet Tech Games http://globalpurchasing.com/features/arizona-college-students-take-part-2015-avnet-tech-games <div class="field-byline"> By Leah Scully, Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Annual technology competition challenges students to use their technological, business, and engineering skills to solve state-of-the-art problems; Avnet to award up to $35,000 in scholarships.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/features/arizona-college-students-take-part-2015-avnet-tech-games" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/features/arizona-college-students-take-part-2015-avnet-tech-games#comments Top 50 Electronics Distributors Distributor News Features Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:19:00 +0000 9741 at http://globalpurchasing.com <p>Avnet&rsquo;s annual Tech Games invites students from Arizona colleges and universities to solve technical, business, and engineering challenges in annual scholarship competition.</p> Top 50 Distributors 2014 - #9 Mouser Electronics http://globalpurchasing.com/top-50-distributors/top-50-distributors-2014-9-mouser-electronics <div class="node-body article-body">Top 50 Distributors 2014 - #9 Mouser Electronics. Mouser Electronics is a leading, worldwide authorized distributor of the newest semiconductors and electronic components for over 500 top manufacturers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/top-50-distributors/top-50-distributors-2014-9-mouser-electronics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/top-50-distributors/top-50-distributors-2014-9-mouser-electronics#comments The Top 50 Distributors Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:31:00 +0000 9731 at http://globalpurchasing.com Top 50 Distributors 2014 - #7 Digi-Key http://globalpurchasing.com/top-50-distributors/top-50-distributors-2014-7-digi-key <div class="node-body article-body">Top 50 Distributors 2014 - #7 Digi-Key Corporation. Digi-Key Corporation, a global Internet-based distributor of electronic components, is an authorized distributor of more than 3.5 million components from 650+ trusted suppliers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/top-50-distributors/top-50-distributors-2014-7-digi-key" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/top-50-distributors/top-50-distributors-2014-7-digi-key#comments The Top 50 Distributors Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:48:00 +0000 7851 at http://globalpurchasing.com Avnet Named to Ethical Companies List http://globalpurchasing.com/news/avnet-named-ethical-companies-list <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Distributor of electronic components is named to 2015 list of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/avnet-named-ethical-companies-list" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/avnet-named-ethical-companies-list#comments Distributor News News Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:52:00 +0000 9701 at http://globalpurchasing.com Smith & Associates Opens Sales Office in Bangalore http://globalpurchasing.com/distributor-news/smith-associates-opens-sales-office-bangalore <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Electronics distributor opens its 14th office worldwide, expanding its reach to customers in India.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/distributor-news/smith-associates-opens-sales-office-bangalore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/distributor-news/smith-associates-opens-sales-office-bangalore#comments Top 50 Electronics Distributors Distributor News Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:21:00 +0000 9691 at http://globalpurchasing.com US. Distributors Expand in the East http://globalpurchasing.com/features/us-distributors-expand-east <div class="node-body article-body">Demand for specialized services and high-quality electronic component solutions has U.S. distributors betting on success in China this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/features/us-distributors-expand-east" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/features/us-distributors-expand-east#comments Distributors Industrial Features Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:07:00 +0000 9681 at http://globalpurchasing.com Mouser Updates Power Supply Technology Site http://globalpurchasing.com/news/mouser-updates-power-supply-technology-site <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Distributor adds technology section focused on four areas of power supply technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/mouser-updates-power-supply-technology-site" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/mouser-updates-power-supply-technology-site#comments Distributor News News Wed, 18 Mar 2015 18:12:00 +0000 9671 at http://globalpurchasing.com Buyers Report Healthy Demand for Switches, Relays http://globalpurchasing.com/buying-trends/buyers-report-healthy-demand-switches-relays <div class="field-byline"> Bridget McCrea, Contributing Editor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Some buyers report increasing demand for relays in particular, while prices remain fairly steady in both categories. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/buying-trends/buyers-report-healthy-demand-switches-relays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/buying-trends/buyers-report-healthy-demand-switches-relays#comments Buying Trends Distributors Tue, 17 Mar 2015 17:41:00 +0000 9661 at http://globalpurchasing.com Honeywell Presents Allied, Mouser with Distributor Awards http://globalpurchasing.com/news/honeywell-presents-allied-mouser-distributor-awards <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Manufacturer recognizes two Top 50 Electronics Distributors with 2014 achievement awards.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/honeywell-presents-allied-mouser-distributor-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/honeywell-presents-allied-mouser-distributor-awards#comments Top 50 Electronics Distributors Distributor News News Fri, 13 Mar 2015 17:00:00 +0000 9651 at http://globalpurchasing.com Fluid Power Markets Hold Promise in 2015 http://globalpurchasing.com/features/fluid-power-markets-hold-promise-2015 <div class="field-byline"> By Joe Nowlan, Contributing Editor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Value-adds, engineering services contribute to distributors’ anticipated strength across all markets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/features/fluid-power-markets-hold-promise-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/features/fluid-power-markets-hold-promise-2015#comments Distributors Industrial Features Tue, 10 Mar 2015 15:28:00 +0000 9641 at http://globalpurchasing.com Electrocomponents Names New Group Chief Executive http://globalpurchasing.com/news/electrocomponents-names-new-group-chief-executive <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Lindsley Ruth leaves Future Electronics to become Group Chief Executive of Britain-based electronic components distributor Electrocomponents plc.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/electrocomponents-names-new-group-chief-executive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/electrocomponents-names-new-group-chief-executive#comments Top 50 Electronics Distributors Distributor News News Mon, 09 Mar 2015 18:28:00 +0000 9631 at http://globalpurchasing.com Buyers Maintain Optimism in February http://globalpurchasing.com/news/buyers-maintain-optimism-february <div class="node-body article-body">Economic outlook among electronics purchasing professionals remains virtually unchanged in February, as buyers cite an increase in new orders from customers and a rise in purchasing activity. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/buyers-maintain-optimism-february" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/buyers-maintain-optimism-february#comments News Mon, 09 Mar 2015 17:42:00 +0000 9621 at http://globalpurchasing.com Global Purchasing Index January 2015 http://globalpurchasing.com/global-purchasing-index-january-2015-0 <div class="node-body page-body">Buyers report steady business conditions and an optimistic outlook for the electronics industry in 2015.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/global-purchasing-index-january-2015-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/global-purchasing-index-january-2015-0#comments Article Library Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:38:40 +0000 9611 at http://globalpurchasing.com Digi-Key, Mentor Graphics Enhance Design Tool Offering http://globalpurchasing.com/distributor-news/digi-key-mentor-graphics-enhance-design-tool-offering <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> Digi-Key offers new features and low-priced premium bundles for Mentor Graphics EDA tools. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Digi-Key and Mentor Graphics announced new features and enhancements to the suite of Mentor Graphics&rsquo; professional-level electronic design automation (EDA) and computer-aided design (CAD) tools available at <a href="http://www.digikey.com/" target="_blank">www.digikey.com</a>. Digi-Key and Mentor Graphics launched their partnership to provide low-cost, professional-level design tools <a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/digi-key-mentor-graphics-offer-new-cad-tool" target="_blank">last year</a>.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/distributor-news/digi-key-mentor-graphics-enhance-design-tool-offering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/distributor-news/digi-key-mentor-graphics-enhance-design-tool-offering#comments Top 50 Electronics Distributors Distributor News Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:40:00 +0000 9601 at http://globalpurchasing.com Mouser Launches Robotics Technology Site http://globalpurchasing.com/news/mouser-launches-robotics-technology-site <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Distributor adds robotics site to its applications and technologies resources for design engineers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/mouser-launches-robotics-technology-site" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/mouser-launches-robotics-technology-site#comments Top 50 Electronics Distributors Distributor News News Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:57:00 +0000 9591 at http://globalpurchasing.com To Buy or Not to Buy From Independent Distributors http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/buy-or-not-buy-independent-distributors <div class="node-body blog-body">Despite the counterfeit risk, many buyers still purchase parts from non-franchised distributors—for a variety of reasons.</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/buy-or-not-buy-independent-distributors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/buy-or-not-buy-independent-distributors#comments Blogs Resources Strategic Purchasing Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:05:00 +0000 9581 at http://globalpurchasing.com 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