New Electronics brings you the latest news from the electronic components distribution sector, including updates on franchises, market information and the availability of new products. We also bring you updates from industry associations in the UK and Europe.

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Company profile: An electronic evolution

Last year was the 'Darwin year' for the semiconductor industry. It showed us that companies which do not reach the next level of evolution with their products and services will find things very difficult in the long run.

Speaking of success: Mouser Electronics

Mouser Electronics is one of the fastest growing catalogue and web based distributors in the world, dedicated to customer focused distribution through the rapid introduction of the newest products and leading edge technologies.

Cover story: Hot Chips

Counterfeit components are so widespread that there is every chance you will unknowingly already have some in your home gadgets.

Making sensible outsourcing decisions

Offshore manufacturing has its place and, for some OEMs with the right type of product, significant cost savings can be achieved. However, blindly chasing apparently cheaper manufacturing prices can be fraught with danger.

Timing is everything

In an ever changing market place where there is economic uncertainty, there is an ever increasing demand for businesses to approach their markets in a more creative way.

After the meltdown

How will demand for electronic components from Europe's industries change after the worst 'meltdown' in demand for a decade? And what does it mean for distribution?

Back to basics

The distribution sector has been gaining in importance as principals have reduced their direct sales operations.

A bright future

One thing of which the distribution sector cannot be accused is complacency. It’s an industry which continually looks to develop into new areas of technology, despite economic conditions. The latest forecast from industry association Afdec painted a dismal picture of the UK distribution sector’s short term prospects. And, for the first time, Afdec was unable to see further than six months out. Yet there are islands of opportunity which resemble beacons in the general gloom.

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