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ECIA Welcomes New Member Arrow Electronics

  One of the industry’s largest distributors adds its expertise to the mission of the Association. The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) is pleased to announce that Arrow Electronics has joined its roster as a distributor member. “This is very welcome news for our members and our mission to bring efficiencies to the electronic components supply chain,” ECIA CEO and President David Loftus commented. “ECIA is the only association that brings all the channel partners together to address global supply chain challenges. Arrow Electronics has invaluable expertise and influence, and we look forward to integrating their team into our councils and…

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Megatrend unravelling?

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Finger on the pulse

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Save time and boost capacity

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Tough enclosures, on brand

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One-stop sourcing shop

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Buying into harness expertise

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Finger on the pulse

Publishing and communications technology might change over time but the fundamentals of making a magazine remain the same: understand the information wants and needs of…

Wake up, shake up

In March this year, for the first time in approximately 40-years, I started running. Given the sedentary nature of being a magazine editor—hours spent at…

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Stick the landing, stick the 2024 forecast

In this article, John Denslinger takes a detailed look at the year ahead and then expands on four potential landing scenarios: soft, bumpy, hard and crash When fiscal year 2023…

America—intelligent packaging replaces smart

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Battle for rare earth minerals

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Recession or recovery?

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Distributors grapple with conflicting supply chain signals

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Distribution: record sales ahead of downturn

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Distributors see rising sales from auto industry

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DRAM price increases will ease

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NAND flash memory market soars as demand rises

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