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How America II Juggles Spot-Market & Scheduled Orders

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
How America II Juggles Spot-Market & Scheduled Orders

Now in its 25th year of business, America II has expanded globally and has consistently ranked as one of the top distributors in its market. It hasn’t always been easy – independent (or non- authorized) distributors have faced an uphill battle in establishing themselves as trustworthy sources of supply. America II’s President Brian Ellison spoke [...]

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America II: Evolving the ‘Blended’ Distribution Model

| March 28, 2014 | 1 Comment
America II: Evolving the ‘Blended’ Distribution Model

In 1989, Michael Galinski founded America II Electronics Inc. with the intent of building a successful IC distribution company. Today, America II is one of the largest independent distributors of electronic components in the world. Now in its 25th year of business, America II has expanded globally and has consistently ranked as one of the [...]

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Jabil Posts Loss in Q2

| March 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Today Jabil Circuit, Inc. (NYSE: JBL), announced preliminary, unaudited financial results for its second quarter of fiscal year 2014. As a result of the anticipated sale of Jabil’s aftermarket services business, this business is reported as “discontinued operations” in the unaudited financial results for all periods presented. The company reported second quarter revenue of $3.6 [...]

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Counterfeit Vulnerability: We’re All in the Same Boat

| March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Counterfeit Vulnerability: We’re All in the Same Boat

Smith & Associates recently compiled the full report of responses from this year’s annual Global Supply Chain Survey, which considers a number of core topics that shape the semiconductor and electronics industry, including: challenges and concerns, component demand trends,  counterfeit vulnerability and mitigation strategies, sustainability, influential technologies, and the role of independent distributors. Among the [...]

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Hunter Technology Boosts EMS Offerings

| March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Hunter Technology Corp. announced today its acquisition of the equipment and inventory assets of Spectral Response LLC (Lawrenceville, GA), an EMS supplier providing a broad range of product design and manufacturing solutions to electronics and RF OEM customers. This is Hunter’s second major acquisition in the past six months, following the purchase of assets of NBS [...]

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EMS/ODM Market Reaches $360B in 2013

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

was The EMS and ODM market valued at about $363.8 billion in 2013. ReportsnReports.com offers the “Global and China EMS and ODM Industry Report, 2013-2014.” The EMS and ODM market covers telecommunications and network equipment, communications terminals (mobile phone), computers (including desktop PC, laptop, Tablet PC), computer peripherals (including HDD, display, printer, etc.), consumer electronics [...]

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Flextronics Expands Lighting Portfolio

| February 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Following the introduction of its Lighting Solutions portfolio in October 2013, Flextronics (NASDAQ: FLEX) today announced the addition of two new product lines of energy efficient lighting fixtures to help commercial and industrial businesses lower their facility energy costs and achieve energy efficiency goals. The Company also announced that Architectural SSL magazine awarded a product [...]

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M&A Still Fuels Growth in Midmarket Businesses

| February 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Electronics companies are among some of the largest publically traded businesses in the world; yet there is still a healthy population of companies with revenue of $500 million or less. One of the ways these companies intend to grow is through merger and acquisition (M&A), a trend that is still popular in the electronics industry. [...]

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IEC Electronics Adds to Executive Staff

| February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

IEC Electronics Corp. (NYSE MKT: IEC) has announced the election of Brett Mancini as a corporate officer and Vice President of Business Development and Engineering Services and the appointment of Michael T. Williams as Vice President of Finance. Mr. Mancini will report directly to W. Barry Gilbert, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Mr. Williams will [...]

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IPC: EMS Growth Set to Resume

| January 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Electronics manufacturing services (EMS) providers – with the possible exception of mega-EMS Foxconn – have been struggling to maintain the kind of growth they have experienced in prior years. That’s unlikely to resume given the single-digit profit margins that have become SOP for the industry. However, according to the IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® , [...]

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