Harnessing the power of the Internet of Things means identifying the hottest potential markets for design engineers, getting the right products to engineering and production in a timely manner, and laying the groundwork for better connectivity in manufacturing environments....More
European consulting firm releases list of top 10 electronic components distributors serving the German market, with American firms Avnet and Arrow on top, followed by Germany’s own Rutronik at number three....More
Many electronics buyers and distributors are keeping a watchful eye on Amazon.com after the Internet-based retailer announced earlier in the year it had established its Amazon Business division.
The BTB site is selling a variety of business-related products, including electronic components. Many distributors wonder to what degree Amazon’s efforts to expand into components will affect distribution and the electronics supply chain in general....More
Suppliers cite slowly growing demand for online ordering capabilities, but point to staples such as personalized service, fabrication capabilities, and fast delivery when it comes to serving manufacturing customers....More