Electronic Component Distribution News Updates

5 Trends Will Drive the Supply Chain in the Next Decade

May 27, 20226 min read
5 Trends Will Drive the Supply Chain in the Next Decade

As the electronics supply chain lurches from one crisis to the next, global supply lines…

ECIA’s Robin Gray Awarded for EDS Lifetime Achievement

May 27, 20222 min read
ECIA’s Robin Gray Awarded for EDS Lifetime Achievement

Longtime industry luminary Robin Gray was awarded EDS’ Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his…

Freight Rates Decline as Shanghai Preps for Reopening

May 26, 20223 min read
Freight Rates Decline as Shanghai Preps for Reopening

Authorities in Shanghai are set to begin the reopening process on June 1st. In the…

IPC Forms European Subsidiary

May 26, 20222 min read
IPC Forms European Subsidiary

To better support our European members’ interests, IPC announces the formation of IPC Electronics Europe…

Can the U.S. Rival China for Minerals Used in Clean Energy?

May 25, 20225 min read
Can the U.S. Rival China for Minerals Used in Clean Energy?

Earlier this year, the White House issued a Fact Sheet entitled: “Securing a Made in…

NAND Flash Revenue Declined 3% in 1Q22

May 25, 20224 min read
NAND Flash Revenue Declined 3% in 1Q22

The memory market behaves differently than the overall semiconductor market so buyers are getting a…

Lane Electronics Earns BAE Systems Silver Tier Award

May 25, 20221 min read
Lane Electronics Earns BAE Systems Silver Tier Award

Lane Electronics has received a Silver Tier Award for exceptional performance and contributions to supply…

Tech Manufacturing to Expand Through Year-End

May 24, 20224 min read
Tech Manufacturing to Expand Through Year-End

High-tech manufacturing is expected to grow for the remainder of the year despite continued inflation…

Mouser Wins Hirose Accolade

May 24, 20222 min read
Mouser Wins Hirose Accolade

Mouser Electronics has been named the 2021 Distributor of the Year by connector supplier  Hirose…

EW Compare upgrades its component price comparison tool

May 24, 20221 min read
EW Compare upgrades its component price comparison tool

Our part-search-and-price-comparison engine, dubbed EW Compare, has been updated to take advantage of new APIs…

5 Ways to Manage Supply Chain Risk

May 23, 20224 min read
5 Ways to Manage Supply Chain Risk

Delta Impact’s Eamon Francis Risk to a supply chain comes in many forms. There is…

Pegueroles Succeeds Strughold As Arrow VP Sales EMEA

May 23, 20221 min read
Pegueroles Succeeds Strughold As Arrow VP Sales EMEA

Lluis Pegueroles has been named vice president of sales for Arrow Electronics components business in…


The Electronic Component Distribution Business is an essential part of the electronics industry.

Distribution companies are often organized in various national and international distribution associations, such as IDEA. Distributors of electronic components are often used as an intermediary between the manufacturer of electronic components and the customer. This could be the case, if the customer’s order volume is too small to be handled by the manufacturer. But there are also other reasons.

In addition to component shipments, distributors often offer value added services, such as assistance in the customer’s design phase, or logistic services.

The service portfolio depends on the distributor’s strategic direction. There are distributors that concentrate on simple fulfillment. They buy components from the manufacturer in bulk and concentrate on re-selling. Others put their focus on value added services. These can be special design tools or design assistance through the distributor’s engineering staff. 

However, distributors can also be distinguished by their product portfolio. Companies that offer a big variety of components are often called “broadline distributors”. But this type of business model is not suitable for all market participants. Some have specialized on specific niche products. For example, there are distribution companies that focus specifically on electromechanic components. Since these are often smaller companies, it’s an often more suitable concept, than trying to compete against bigger distributors.

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