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Steady Growth Continues

President of America II Electronics, Brian Ellison, provides a recap of 2014 and takes a look at the outlook for 2015.

As we had into 2014, the future looks bright for the North American electronics supply chain. For some, fab utilization is at capacity. Overall, utilization is high across the board. This is typically a good indicator that we can be optimistic about the coming year. 
    
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Memory Update: Week of November 17

Joe Stern, Product Manager at America II, his latest blog post online.

With Electronica 2014 now in the books, we look back at the staggering amount of visitors to this biennial event. This year’s event drew 73,000 visitors from 80+ countries and more than 2,700 exhibitors. Memory exhibitors included Alliance Memory, Adesto, Cypress, ISSI, Kingston, Micron, Nanya and Winbond to name a few of the larger board-level component man  Read More >


Lead Times Continue to Stretch for PLX Devices

John McKay, director of purchasing at America II, his latest blog post online.

The acquisition of PLX Technology by Avago is still a very unsettled situation with many variables. Customers still face delivery and pricing concerns as available stock continues to shrink in the market. Rumors abound in the industry of additional prices increases, ranging anywhere from 20 to 100 percent  Read More >


Memory Update: Week of November 3

Joe Stern, Product Manager at America II, his latest blog post online.

Activity levels in the memory device market remain flat and there is a bit of uncertainty as to where the weeks before Thanksgiving will finish. The 32×16 LP DDR parts were the biggest call out of the week, followed by standard 1.5-V DDR2 SDRAM. This may be due to an increase in mobile applications and products that need low voltage draws and double bandwidt  Read More >


America II Electronics Listed on Tampa Bay Business 100

Via Tampa Bay Business Journal

St. Petersburg's America II Electronics Inc. slid a few places, from No. 24 last year to No. 30 on this year's Tampa Bay Business 100 list, but that doesn't mean things are slowing down for the global semiconductor and components distributor. The 25-year-old company increased revenue from 2012 to 2013 by about $5 million.

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America II to be a Sponsor of the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl

Leading Semiconductor Distributor Continues its Support for Local Events

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (PRWeb) October 7, 2014 -- America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, announced today that the company will be an o  Read More >


Tight Supply Continues for DDR3 SDRAM

John McKay, director of purchasing at America II, his latest blog post online.

DDR3 SDRAM continues to be the bellwether of the memory market. Despite fluctuations in pricing, product continues to be scarce and lead times continue to be an issue. Lead times for DDR3 memory ranges from 12 to 16 weeks with inventory levels remaining tight. Forecasts are pushing lead times to early 2015 for deliveries. Within the last week, no delivery   Read More >


Global Purchasing Trends in 2014

Anton Wurr, director of marketing at America II, summarizes some of the trends the company is seeing

Electronics distributors have to keep a close eye on the markets in which they operate. After all, we buy and sell electronics and, as such, it is vital to have an understanding of the most current purchasing trends. Here at America II Electronics, we have individuals dedicated to gaining a constant, holistic understanding of the ma  Read More >


America II Signs Distribution Agreement with Taiwan Semiconductor

Leading Distributor Strengthens Line Card, Adding new Authorized Line

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (PRWeb) August 7, 2014--America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest independent distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, has entered into a distribution a  Read More >


America II Announces Distribution Agreements with 3M, Transcend, Comchip and Hongfa

Leading Electronics Distributor Expands Supply Chain, Adds New Authorized Lines

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (PRWeb) June 9, 2014--America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest independent distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, has entered into several distribution agree  Read More >


Distribution across the miles

Via Electronics Magazine 

America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest independent distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, is celebrating its 25th year in business in 2014. This is a major achievement for the company, so Michelle Winny, Editor of Electronics speaks with the distributor to find out more and what this milestone holds for the future …

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How America II Juggles Spot-Market & Scheduled Orders

Via Electronics Purchasing Strategies

In the second part of the Electronics Purchasing Strategies Q&A, President Brian Ellison describes how the company manages spot-market demands with long-term scheduled orders.

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Do Your Homework

Via Electronics Sourcing UK

Successful independent distributors aren't successful by luck — they earn their customers' trust. Look to experienced distributors and vet their quality practices first hand, suggests America II.

Over the past few quarters, customer demand within the independent channel has been on a steady rise. All signs are pointing to a healthy year of growth and the resu  Read More >


America II: Evolving the ‘Blended’ Distribution Model

Via Electronics Purchasing Strategies

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. America II’s President Brian Ellison spoke with Electronics Purchasing Strategies about this and much more.

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America II Electronics Celebrates 25th Anniversary

2014 Marks 25 Years in Business for Leading Distributor

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (PRWeb) March 12, 2014--America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest independent distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, is pleased t  Read More >


One Supplier, Multiple Solutions

Buyers want it all, from help sourcing hard to find parts to inventory direct from the manufacturer. Anton Wurr explains how America II aims to offer a single supplier solution.

With its blended distribution model, America II sets out its stall as an innovative distributor, capable of serving as a primary partner of all OEM and EMS companies. It achieves this by providing a single channel able to supply hard-to-find components, as we  Read More >


The Independent Channel: Gaining Growth

Anton Wurr at America II Electronics discusses how the independent channel is becoming a fully accepted source to purchase components from and the subsequent impact this is having on the supply chain.

Since the beginning of 2013, customer demand within the independent channel seems to be on a steady rise. All signs are pointing to a healthy year of growth, and the results of a recent survey seem to support this.

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America and Europe: The future’s bright

By Brain Ellision via Electronic Specifier

Here at America II we hold quarterly addresses with our US team, examining the health of our business and the condition of the wider distribution market. For a number of quarters, a fairly bleak, uniform picture of the market has been painted: demand has been down, lead times have been short, and the inventories of customers and components manufacturers are up. How ever any distributor was d  Read More >


America II and RCD Components Announce Global Distribution Agreement

Leading Electronics Distributor adds Authorized Line of Resistors, Capacitors, Coils and Delay Lines

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (PRWeb) December 5, 2013--America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world's largest independent distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, has entered into a global distribution agreement w  Read More >


America II Announces Distribution Agreement with Alliance Memory

Leading Distributor Strengthens its Line Card by Adding Authorized Line of Memory ICs

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (PRWeb) November 14, 2013--America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest independent distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, has entered into a global distribution agreement with Alliance Memory, a manufacture  Read More >


Engineers, buyers need the independent channel

Customers rely on the independent channel, but they must take care in choosing the right distribution partner.

By Anton Wurr via globalpurchasing.com

Since the beginning of 2013, customer demand within the independent distribution channel seems to be on a steady rise. All signs are pointing to a healthy year of growth, and the results of a recent survey seem to support this.

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America II’s Brian Ellison Elected to IDEA Board of Trustees

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (PRWeb) September 18, 2013 -- America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest independent distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced that its president, Brian Ellison, has been elected to IDEA's Board of Trustees. Ellison has been with America II for 10 years and, as president, is responsible   Read More >


America II Signs Distribution Agreement with America Semiconductor

Leading Distributor adds new Authorized Line of High-Power and Discrete Semiconductors

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (PRWeb) September 10, 2013--America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world's largest independent distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, has entered into a global distribution agreement with America Semiconductor, a leading ma  Read More >


America II Places All Memory Inventory on Allocation

Leading Distributor Moves to Protect Existing Customers by Placing DRAM and NAND Flash Chips on Allocation

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (PRWeb) September 5, 2013--America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world's largest independent distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced that its memory inventory has been placed on allocatio  Read More >


America II Introduces A2Everywhere℠

Essential New Search Tool Helps Buyers Quickly Find Available Components

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (PRWeb) August 26, 2013--America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest independent distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced the release of A2Everywhere℠, its dynamic new search tool. A2Everywh  Read More >


America II and HellermannTyton Announce Global Distribution Agreement

Leading Electronics Distributor adds Authorized Line of Cable Management and Identification Solutions

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (PRWeb) July 29, 2013--America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest independent distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, has entered into a global distribution agreement with HellermannTyton, a   Read More >


America II Signs Distribution Agreement with Altech Corporation

Leading Distributor Adds Authorized Line, Offering Suite of Altech Products

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (PRWeb) June 3, 2013 -- America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest independent distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, has entered into an authorized distribution agreement with Altech Corporation, a U.S-based supplier of European components and devices used in industrial con  Read More >


Find the Perfect Blend

America II’s marketing director, Anton Wurr, explains why the blended distribution model will reap rewards in 2013

Most distributors would agree that 2012 was a tough year, both for them and their customers, with quite a few fluctuations in everybody’s inventories and order sheets. Thankfully, by-and large, it was a year the industry weathered with a bit of extra work, but there can be no doubt that belts tightened a bit,  Read More >


America II Unveils New Global Website and Web App

Leading Independent Distributor Reveals Latest E-Business Tools and Enhancements

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (PRWeb) May 9, 2013 -- America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest independent distributors of semiconductors and electronics components, today announced the launch of its newly-designed glo  Read More >


Blended Distribution Leads the Way

America II's marketing director, Anton Wurr, shares his outlook on the face of good distribution in 2013

Most distributors would agree that 2012 was a tough year, both for them and their customers, with quite a few fluctuations in everybody’s inventories and order sheets.

Thankfully, by-and-large, 2012 was a year the industry weathered with a bit of extra work. But there can be no doubt that belts tightened a bit, budget  Read More >


Distributors Focus on Core Competencies and Wait for New Growth

As the economy trudges along, supply chain companies are hunkered down and hoping for a return to growth mode by midyear

By Victoria Fraza Kickham via globalpurchasing.com

Brian Ellison, president of large independent distributor America II Electronics, emphasized the uncertain economic outlook in late 2012 as well, and in mid-November he pointed to slow and steady demand increases for 2013. Ellison says he is ke  Read More >


America II Unveils New Inventory Business Group

Leading Independent Distributor Moves Toward Custom Solutions and Managed Services while Continuing to Manage Excess Inventory for Partners

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (PRWeb) October 10, 2012 – America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest independent distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, announces its new I  Read More >


Don't Sit on it, Liquidize it

Director of marketing at America II, Anton Wurr, outlines how electronics OEMs can make the most of their surplus stock through asset recovery

The sharpening Euro crisis seems to get worse by the week, and indeed, Europe’s glum economic outlook has not left electronics OEMs unscathed. The recession is curbing a good deal of the demand in many countries and the lack of capital expenditure is rippling all the way  Read More >


Supplier Transparency Clears Counterfeit Fog

Testing to industry standards helps tackle the rise of counterfeits in the supply chain, suggests director of marketing at America II Electronics, Anton Wurr

The long-term damages caused by counterfeit components can be significant, not only compromising performance and safety when components malfunction, but also carrying the potential threat of fatal errors that could disrupt critical functions.

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America II Moves Toward Blended Distribution℠ Model

Leading Independent Distributor Now Buys Direct From Nearly 400 Manufacturers

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (PRWeb) June 6, 2012 -- America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest independent distributors of semiconductors and passive components, continues its move towards a   Read More >


How to Beat the Bad Guys

With the number of bogus electronic parts quadrupling since 2009, America II's Anton Wurr explains how to avoid sourcing from the bad guys

Everybody seems to have been in the same tempting situation at least once in the consumer setting: you are researching the best deal for the latest electronic gadget and you end up on a popular auction site where you find an incredible price attached to the desired object. It’s exactly the m  Read More >


America II Earns C-TPAT Certification

Voluntary Program Ensures Supply Chain Security and Efficient Processing at U.S. Border

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (PRWeb) February 1, 2012 -- America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest independent distributors of semiconductors and passive components, has earned C-TPAT certification, whi  Read More >


Invest in Component Quality

An extensive linecard is nothing without commitment to quality, explains Anton Wurr of America II Electronics

With over three billion components in stock, available for sale and ready to ship, America  II has one of the largest inventories in the industry. The company is also one of the largest independent distributors of electronic components in the world. Founded in the United States in 1989, America II Electronics took its di  Read More >


Don't Get Swamped by Surplus Inventory

Inventory stockpiles are worryingly high and rapidly losing value. OEMs need to get excess stock back into the supply chain now, advises America II's Anton Wurr

A turbulent year in the electronics sector draws to a close, with the electronics industry experiencing some extraordinary fluctuations over the last 12 months.

The March Tsunami in Japan triggered a loss of confidence in the reliability of the electroni  Read More >


America II Signs Global Distribution Agreement with Holy Stone

Leading Independent Distributor Adds New Authorized Line and Expands its Line Card

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--September 15, 2011--America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest independent distributors of semiconductors and passive components, has  Read More >


America II to Distribute AMIC Memory

Leading Independent Distributor Adds New Authorized Line

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 31, 2011--America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest independent distributors of semiconductors and passive components, has finalized an authorized distribution agreement with AMIC Technology Corporation, a world-class manufacturer of memory ICs.

"One of our goals is to continue building a robust line card,"   Read More >


America II Signs Global Distribution Agreement with Tekmos

Leading Independent Distributor Addresses the Challenges of Obsolescence

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 11, 2011--America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest independent distributors of semiconductors and passive components, has entered into a global distribution agreement with Tekmos, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company that specializes in replacement solutions for obsolete microcontrollers as well  Read More >