Global Purchasing http://globalpurchasing.com/rss.xml/xmlrpc.php en Electronics Manufacturers Ramp Up Presence in Autonomous Vehicles http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/electronics-manufacturers-ramp-presence-autonomous-vehicles <div class="field-byline"> Bridget McCrea </div> <div class="field-deck"> In 2016, nearly every auto manufacturer threw its hat into the ring and made at least some type of investment in the self-driving car. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In 2016, nearly every auto manufacturer threw its hat into the ring and made at least some type of investment in the self-driving car. </div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/electronics-manufacturers-ramp-presence-autonomous-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/electronics-manufacturers-ramp-presence-autonomous-vehicles#comments Latest News Consumer Electronics Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:20:00 +0000 18501 at http://globalpurchasing.com Avnet Buys IoT Online Community http://globalpurchasing.com/news/avnet-buys-iot-online-community <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> Hackster.io is an online community that helps users globally learn how to design, create, and program Internet-connected hardware. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hackster.io is an online community that helps users globally learn how to design, create, and program Internet-connected hardware.</div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/avnet-buys-iot-online-community" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/avnet-buys-iot-online-community#comments News Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:09:00 +0000 18491 at http://globalpurchasing.com Caution: Uncertainty Ahead for Distributors Worldwide http://globalpurchasing.com/features/caution-uncertainty-ahead-distributors-worldwide <div class="field-byline"> Bruce Rayner, Content Director </div> <div class="field-deck"> Distributors are forecasting business growth in 2017 to be modestly better than 2016. But the results of the Brexit vote in June, the U.S. election in November, and expectations for 2017 elections in Europe create a challenging environment for industry decision makers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Distributors forecast business growth in 2017 to be modestly better than 2016. But world events are creating a challenging environment for industry executives.</div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/features/caution-uncertainty-ahead-distributors-worldwide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/features/caution-uncertainty-ahead-distributors-worldwide#comments Distributor News IoT Features Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:51:00 +0000 18481 at http://globalpurchasing.com Laird Rolls Out Thin, Ceiling- and Wall-Mounted Wideband Antennas http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/laird-rolls-out-thin-ceiling-and-wall-mounted-wideband-antennas <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> New antennas said to improve in-building wireless telecommunications and deliver consistent, reliable Internet connectivity. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New antennas said to improve in-building wireless telecommunications and deliver consistent, reliable Internet connectivity.</div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/laird-rolls-out-thin-ceiling-and-wall-mounted-wideband-antennas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/laird-rolls-out-thin-ceiling-and-wall-mounted-wideband-antennas#comments Latest News Wed, 30 Nov 2016 21:19:00 +0000 18471 at http://globalpurchasing.com Tech Distributor Steps Up to the IoT Security Plate http://globalpurchasing.com/technology/tech-distributor-steps-iot-security-plate <div class="field-byline"> Bridget McCrea </div> <div class="field-deck"> The Avnet-designed Infineon TPM V1.2 Peripheral Module brings Trusted Platform Module (TPM) security capabilities for platform integrity, remote attestation, and cryptographic services often required by IIoT applications. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An Avnet-designed component brings security capabilities for platform integrity, remote attestation, and cryptographic services required by IIoT applications. </div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/technology/tech-distributor-steps-iot-security-plate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/technology/tech-distributor-steps-iot-security-plate#comments Distributor News Industrial Technology IoT Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:32:00 +0000 18461 at http://globalpurchasing.com What’s Ahead for Small-Cell Semiconductors? http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/what-s-ahead-small-cell-semiconductors <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> The strongest semiconductor growth will come from components that scale up with MIMO and additional frequency bands, such as filters, transceivers, and amplifiers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The strongest semiconductor growth will come from components that scale up with MIMO and additional frequency bands, such as filters, transceivers, and amplifiers. </div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/what-s-ahead-small-cell-semiconductors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/what-s-ahead-small-cell-semiconductors#comments Latest News Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:36:00 +0000 18451 at http://globalpurchasing.com IBM Makes a Major Push Into Blockchain http://globalpurchasing.com/news/ibm-makes-major-push-blockchain <div class="field-byline"> Bridget McCrea </div> <div class="field-deck"> The innovative concept is being touted for its ability to save time, remove inefficiencies, and cut costs. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The innovative concept is being touted for its ability to save time, remove inefficiencies, and cut costs. </div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/ibm-makes-major-push-blockchain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/ibm-makes-major-push-blockchain#comments News Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:01:00 +0000 18441 at http://globalpurchasing.com 5 Questions With: Mike Smith, Hughes-Peters Inc. http://globalpurchasing.com/executive-interviews/5-questions-mike-smith-hughes-peters-inc <div class="field-byline"> Victoria Fraza Kickham </div> <div class="field-deck"> Slow and steady wins the race for this regional distributor of electronic components, serving customers throughout the Midwest and Texas. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Slow and steady wins the race for this regional distributor of electronic components, serving customers throughout the Midwest and Texas.</div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/executive-interviews/5-questions-mike-smith-hughes-peters-inc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/executive-interviews/5-questions-mike-smith-hughes-peters-inc#comments Executive Interviews Mon, 21 Nov 2016 21:46:00 +0000 18421 at http://globalpurchasing.com Jabil Circuit Rolls Out New Supply-Chain Management Software http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/jabil-circuit-rolls-out-new-supply-chain-management-software <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> Company will start offering new software for subscription during the first quarter of 2017. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Company will start offering new software for subscription during the first quarter of 2017.</div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/jabil-circuit-rolls-out-new-supply-chain-management-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/jabil-circuit-rolls-out-new-supply-chain-management-software#comments Latest News Supply Chain Wed, 16 Nov 2016 20:49:00 +0000 18411 at http://globalpurchasing.com Electronics Purchasing Needs To Be Both Strategic and Tactical http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/electronics-purchasing-needs-be-both-strategic-and-tactical <div class="node-body blog-body">Many electronics companies focus on strategic purchasing, but tactical buying will be necessary as long as there is unpredictability in the supply chain.</div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/electronics-purchasing-needs-be-both-strategic-and-tactical" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/electronics-purchasing-needs-be-both-strategic-and-tactical#comments Blogs Supply Chain Strategic Purchasing Wed, 16 Nov 2016 20:21:00 +0000 18401 at http://globalpurchasing.com Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition Grows Membership Base http://globalpurchasing.com/news/electronic-industry-citizenship-coalition-grows-membership-base <div class="field-byline"> Bridget McCrea </div> <div class="field-deck"> 3M becomes latest electronics leader to join the organization. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">3M becomes latest electronics leader to join the organization.</div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/electronic-industry-citizenship-coalition-grows-membership-base" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/electronic-industry-citizenship-coalition-grows-membership-base#comments News Mon, 14 Nov 2016 20:34:00 +0000 18391 at http://globalpurchasing.com 3 Ways to Combat Forced Labor in the Electronics Supply Chain http://globalpurchasing.com/news/3-ways-combat-forced-labor-electronics-supply-chain <div class="field-byline"> Bridget McCrea </div> <div class="field-deck"> The electronics supply chain is not immune to the impacts of forced labor and related human rights violations. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The electronics supply chain is not immune to the impacts of forced labor and related human rights violations. </div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/3-ways-combat-forced-labor-electronics-supply-chain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/3-ways-combat-forced-labor-electronics-supply-chain#comments News Mon, 14 Nov 2016 20:18:00 +0000 18381 at http://globalpurchasing.com MLPE Suppliers Go Vertical http://globalpurchasing.com/news/mlpe-suppliers-go-vertical <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> Trend addresses growing customer demand for purchasing fewer parts for their solar system. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Trend addresses growing customer demand for purchasing fewer parts for their solar system.</div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/mlpe-suppliers-go-vertical" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/mlpe-suppliers-go-vertical#comments News Wed, 09 Nov 2016 16:15:00 +0000 18371 at http://globalpurchasing.com Electronic Components Channel Looking Toward Recovery in 2017 http://globalpurchasing.com/features/electronic-components-channel-looking-toward-recovery-2017 <div class="field-byline"> Victoria Fraza Kickham </div> <div class="field-deck"> Manufacturing will continue its climb toward pre-recession business levels in 2017, as suppliers look for growth in wearables, medical, and industrial IoT markets. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Manufacturing will continue its climb toward pre-recession business levels in 2017, as suppliers look for growth in wearables, medical, and industrial IoT markets.</div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/features/electronic-components-channel-looking-toward-recovery-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/features/electronic-components-channel-looking-toward-recovery-2017#comments Consumer Electronics IoT Features Wed, 09 Nov 2016 15:49:00 +0000 18361 at http://globalpurchasing.com Electronics Market Will Hit $1.5 Trillion by 2020 http://globalpurchasing.com/consumer-electronics/electronics-market-will-hit-15-trillion-2020 <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> Global growth is primarily driven by Asia’s growth economies, as swelling middle classes begin to invest in technology products. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Global growth is primarily driven by Asia’s growth economies, as swelling middle classes begin to invest in technology products.</div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/consumer-electronics/electronics-market-will-hit-15-trillion-2020" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/consumer-electronics/electronics-market-will-hit-15-trillion-2020#comments Latest News Consumer Electronics Mon, 07 Nov 2016 17:53:00 +0000 18351 at http://globalpurchasing.com 5 Questions With: Peter LeSaffre and Paul Romano, Fusion Worldwide http://globalpurchasing.com/features/5-questions-peter-lesaffre-and-paul-romano-fusion-worldwide <div class="field-deck"> Technology advances, industry consolidation, and other key factors create new opportunities for independent distribution, say leaders at Boston-based Fusion Worldwide. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Technology advances, industry consolidation, and other factors create new opportunities for independent distribution, say leaders at Fusion Worldwide.</div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/features/5-questions-peter-lesaffre-and-paul-romano-fusion-worldwide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/features/5-questions-peter-lesaffre-and-paul-romano-fusion-worldwide#comments Distributors Features Mon, 07 Nov 2016 16:13:00 +0000 18341 at http://globalpurchasing.com New Partnership to Advance Smart Plug-In Vehicle Charging http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/new-partnership-advance-smart-plug-vehicle-charging <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> Agreement will integrate Mentor's Volcano VSTAR AUTOSAR stack with Telemotive's Power Line Communication. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Agreement will integrate Mentor's Volcano VSTAR AUTOSAR stack with Telemotive's Power Line Communication.</div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/new-partnership-advance-smart-plug-vehicle-charging" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/new-partnership-advance-smart-plug-vehicle-charging#comments Latest News Wed, 02 Nov 2016 18:58:00 +0000 18331 at http://globalpurchasing.com Gearing Up for IoT: Semiconductors and Sensors http://globalpurchasing.com/consumer-electronics/gearing-iot-semiconductors-and-sensors <div class="field-byline"> Bridget McCrea </div> <div class="field-deck"> With more than 6 billion connecting “things” currently in use, a new report says that number will skyrocket to 20.8 billion by 2020. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With more than 6 billion connecting “things” currently in use, a new report says that number will skyrocket to 20.8 billion by 2020. </div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/consumer-electronics/gearing-iot-semiconductors-and-sensors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/consumer-electronics/gearing-iot-semiconductors-and-sensors#comments Consumer Electronics IoT Features Wed, 02 Nov 2016 18:26:00 +0000 18321 at http://globalpurchasing.com Qualcomm Acquires NXP Semiconductors http://globalpurchasing.com/manufacturer-news/qualcomm-acquires-nxp-semiconductors <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> The two parties agreed to an all-cash transaction that will be valued at around $40 billion, marking the largest acquisition in the semiconductor industry. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The two parties agreed to an all-cash transaction that will be valued at around $40 billion, marking the largest acquisition in the semiconductor industry. </div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/manufacturer-news/qualcomm-acquires-nxp-semiconductors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/manufacturer-news/qualcomm-acquires-nxp-semiconductors#comments Manufacturer News Mon, 31 Oct 2016 15:11:00 +0000 18311 at http://globalpurchasing.com Bracing for Even Faster Consumer and Industrial Electronics http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/bracing-even-faster-consumer-and-industrial-electronics <div class="field-byline"> Bridget McCrea </div> <div class="field-deck"> According to a research report, materials may provide the basis for faster and more efficient electronic technologies. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">According to a research report, materials may provide the basis for faster and more efficient electronic technologies. </div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/bracing-even-faster-consumer-and-industrial-electronics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/bracing-even-faster-consumer-and-industrial-electronics#comments Latest News Mon, 31 Oct 2016 14:54:00 +0000 18301 at http://globalpurchasing.com Arrow Electronics Partners with Mojo Networks http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/arrow-electronics-partners-mojo-networks <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> Companies join forces to enable one of the first Software-as-a-Service-based (SaaS) access point models. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Companies join forces to enable one of the first Software-as-a-Service-based (SaaS) access point models.</div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/arrow-electronics-partners-mojo-networks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/arrow-electronics-partners-mojo-networks#comments Latest News Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:32:00 +0000 18291 at http://globalpurchasing.com Jabil Helps OEMs Manage Supply Chain Risk http://globalpurchasing.com/supply-chain/jabil-helps-oems-manage-supply-chain-risk <div class="field-byline"> James Carbone </div> <div class="field-deck"> The EMS provider rates the risk of each part that it used in production and works with OEMs to find ways to reduce the risk of those components. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The EMS provider rates the risk of each part that it used in production and works with OEMs to find ways to reduce the risk of those components.</div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/supply-chain/jabil-helps-oems-manage-supply-chain-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/supply-chain/jabil-helps-oems-manage-supply-chain-risk#comments Supply Chain Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:00:00 +0000 18281 at http://globalpurchasing.com Avnet Completes its Premier Farnell Acquisition http://globalpurchasing.com/distributor-news/avnet-completes-its-premier-farnell-acquisition <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> Transaction expected to generate annual synergies of approximately $70 million to $80 million. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Transaction expected to generate annual synergies of approximately $70 million to $80 million.</div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/distributor-news/avnet-completes-its-premier-farnell-acquisition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/distributor-news/avnet-completes-its-premier-farnell-acquisition#comments Distributor News Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:59:00 +0000 18271 at http://globalpurchasing.com The Evolution of the Autonomous Vehicle http://globalpurchasing.com/buying-trends/evolution-autonomous-vehicle <div class="field-byline"> Bridget McCrea </div> <div class="field-deck"> Assessing the critical role that electronics components will play in the development of the autonomous vehicle over the next 10 years. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Assessing the critical role that electronics components will play in the development of the autonomous vehicle over the next 10 years.</div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/buying-trends/evolution-autonomous-vehicle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/buying-trends/evolution-autonomous-vehicle#comments Buying Trends IoT Features Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:32:00 +0000 18261 at http://globalpurchasing.com Mentor Graphics Acquires Galaxy Semiconductor http://globalpurchasing.com/news/mentor-graphics-acquires-galaxy-semiconductor <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> More engineers will now have access to Galaxy's solutions for maximizing device yields and more. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">More engineers will now have access to Galaxy's solutions for maximizing device yields and more.</div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/mentor-graphics-acquires-galaxy-semiconductor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/mentor-graphics-acquires-galaxy-semiconductor#comments News Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:29:00 +0000 18251 at http://globalpurchasing.com Supply Base Consolidation Can Increase Risk for Buyers http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/supply-base-consolidation-can-increase-risk-buyers <div class="node-body blog-body">Some buyers are turning to distributors for help to mitigate risk caused by mergers and acquisitions in the semiconductor industry.</div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/supply-base-consolidation-can-increase-risk-buyers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/supply-base-consolidation-can-increase-risk-buyers#comments Supply Chain Strategic Purchasing Mon, 17 Oct 2016 14:49:00 +0000 18241 at http://globalpurchasing.com 2016 Global Purchasing Salary & Career Report: Buyers Earn Their Keep http://globalpurchasing.com/salary-survey/2016-global-purchasing-salary-career-report-buyers-earn-their-keep <div class="field-byline"> Victoria Fraza Kickham </div> <div class="field-deck"> Electronic components buyers count government regulations, the IoT, and outsourcing as ongoing professional challenges, and they predict a modest pay increase of 2% this year. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Electronic components buyers count government regulations, the IoT, and outsourcing as ongoing professional challenges, and they predict a modest pay increase of 2% this year.</div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/salary-survey/2016-global-purchasing-salary-career-report-buyers-earn-their-keep" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/salary-survey/2016-global-purchasing-salary-career-report-buyers-earn-their-keep#comments Salary Survey News Rankings & Research Wed, 12 Oct 2016 18:05:00 +0000 18231 at http://globalpurchasing.com Cadence Introduces New Verification IP Solutions http://globalpurchasing.com/news/cadence-introduces-new-verification-ip-solutions <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> Extension of Cadence’s VIP portfolio supports growth in high-bandwidth applications. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Extension of Cadence’s VIP portfolio supports growth in high-bandwidth applications</div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/cadence-introduces-new-verification-ip-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/cadence-introduces-new-verification-ip-solutions#comments News Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:22:00 +0000 18211 at http://globalpurchasing.com Connected Cars Spell Opportunity for Manufacturing, Distribution http://globalpurchasing.com/features/connected-cars-spell-opportunity-manufacturing-distribution <div class="field-byline"> Victoria Fraza Kickham </div> <div class="field-deck"> The auto market continues to drive business for supply chain companies, as rapid growth in connected-car production continues through 2020. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The auto market continues to drive business for supply chain companies, as rapid growth in connected-car production continues through 2020.</div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/features/connected-cars-spell-opportunity-manufacturing-distribution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/features/connected-cars-spell-opportunity-manufacturing-distribution#comments IoT Features Mon, 10 Oct 2016 18:59:00 +0000 18201 at http://globalpurchasing.com Mixed Bag for Passive Electronics in 2016 http://globalpurchasing.com/news/mixed-bag-passive-electronics-2016 <div class="field-byline"> Bridget McCrea </div> <div class="field-deck"> An unusual economic year proves challenging for global capacitor, resistor, and inductor markets. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An unusual economic year proves challenging for global capacitor, resistor, and inductor markets.</div> <p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/mixed-bag-passive-electronics-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/mixed-bag-passive-electronics-2016#comments Consumer Electronics News Mon, 10 Oct 2016 15:15:00 +0000 18191 at http://globalpurchasing.com