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Global Distribution: Mexico

Distributors focus on growth in Mexico and beyond, as automotive, lighting, technology and solar markets hold promise.

Economists trimmed their outlook for the Mexican economy earlier this year, citing soft global ec  Read More >


Why the Upcoming Boom in Wearable Medical Devices Demands a Better Distributor

(via WD&D)

The future is exciting – that comes with the territory when you work in electronics distribution, and it benefits distributors to understand where the industry is headed,  Read More >


America II Moves into Franchised Distribution World

(via EBN)

Right around its 25th birthday, America II decided to start to move away from its roots in independent distribution to focus on making a place for itself in the franchised electronics distribution landscape.

"We realized that, although we've been on the independent distribution side of the business, we needed to have a broader offering to serve our customer base," said America II president Brian Ellison in an intervi  Read More >


America II Listed in EBN’s 2016 Top 25 Global Franchised Distributors

(via EBN)

Unlike an exciting horse race with a photo finish and winners measured by a nose, the listing of top 25 global franchised distributors is more like a sedate trail ride or perhaps pomp-filled parade. In fact, the global franchised distributors that remain in the race in 2016 have remained largely the same, with only one or another dropping back a pace or two.

The only newcomer to the pack is America II Electronics. Al  Read More >


Supply Chain Trends: Keeping Up with EOL-Component Needs

(via Global Purchasing)

Dealing with obsolete, end-of-life (EOL) components is a challenge that many designers and engineers will have to face at some point. Perhaps you might decide to use end-of-life components in a design from the outset to keep costs low and avoid the expense of incorporating more easily sourced franchise components. Or, maybe the production of the desired component might stop unexpectedly, right in the middle of  Read More >


America II Electronics Helps Build Habitat for Humanity Home for Marine Veteran and his Family

Family to receive key to home from company CEO Wednesday evening

Habitat for HumanityST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (PRWeb) April 1, 2016--A   Read More >


America II Electronics Listed on TBBJ 200

Via Tampa Bay Business Journal

America II Electronics Inc., a distributor of semiconductors and electronic components based in St. Petersburg, increased its headcount locally and internationally in 2015, specifically within the sales department. The company added to its workforce in Latin America, Asia and Europe with sales executives, sales managers and purchasing directors, according to the company.

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Delivering What Buyers Want on a Global Scale

With more than four billion components in stock and locations in America, Europe and Asia, America II has a lot to offer.

America II is a global leader in component distribution, stocking more than four billion components, which makes it one of the world’s largest distributors of semiconductors and electronic components. Through franchise and direct distribution lines, America II serves as a primary partner for OEM and EMS cust  Read More >


America II Seizes Global Expansion Opportunities

Electronics Purchasing SrategiesAmerica II Electronics Inc. will this year mark its 27th anniversary in the same quiet way it has celebrated previous   Read More >


America II Adds Nine Franchise Lines

Global Distributor Continues to Grow its Supply Chain

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (PRWeb) January 21, 2016--America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it has signed franchise distribution agreements with nine manufacturers. The company added Oup  Read More >


The (Surprising) Best Ways To Source Components For The IoT

According to a McKinsey Global Institute report, the Internet of Things (IoT) will be worth nearly $6.2 trillion by 2025, while Cisco predicts that there will be approximately 50 billion devices connected to the internet by 2020. Furthermore the general global semiconductor market is forecast to reach nearly $360bn in 2016. The demand for wireless IoT-connected devices is expected to continue experiencing unprecedented growth. It is therefore  Read More >


IoT continues to drive growth

According to the world semiconductor trade statistics (WSTS) the global semiconductor market will grow 3.4 per cent this year. All major product categories are expected to grow, with optoelectronics and analog leading the way. Projections for 2016 show growth of 3.4 per cent to $359 billion, while the worldwide semiconductor.

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Sourcing to Accommodate the Unique Demands of IoT Device Development

There’s no doubt that the semiconductor industry is looking in reasonable health at the moment. The WSTS (World Semiconductor Trade Statistics) organization has predicted that the industry will reach a robust $359 billion in 2016, growing further to around $370 billion in 2017. And the market for wireless IoT devices is one of those undergoing the most explosive growth.

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America II Announces Franchise Distribution Agreement with GP Batteries

Distributor Adds Premier Battery Manufacturer to Line Card

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (PRWeb) October 28, 2015--America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it has entered into a franchise distribution agreement with GP Batteries, a leading manufacturer of primary and rechargeable  Read More >


America II to Distribute Beneq's Lumineq® Displays

Leading Distributor Adds Display Manufacturer to Global Line Card

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (PRWeb) October 22, 2015-- America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it has entered into a global franchise distribution agreement with Beneq, developer and manufacturer of rugged thin fil  Read More >


Global Supply Chain: Latin America

Manufacturing growth in Mexico spurs growth across the supply chain and throughout Latin America.

America II Electronics has expanded its business in Latin America in response to on-shoring trends, as well as the growth of automotive and medical business in places such as Mexico and Brazil. The distributor of electronic components points to Mexico as its fastest-growing region, but notes that all of Latin America represents a considerab  Read More >


Designers need more from their distribution partner

Today’s design landscape is crowded and competitive. The pressures heaped on Electronics Designers to get their products to market faster, more efficiently and more cost-effectively are higher than ever. However engineers are continuing to face significant hurdles in sourcing the key components they need to realise their designs.

Many of the issues in the distribution chain are felt most commonly amongst the ‘mid-tier&rs  Read More >


Designers are hungry for distribution channels that better represent their interests

Today's business pace is faster than ever before and with competitive market conditions and rising consumer expectations, designers are striving to get their products to market quickly and efficiently.

This process is often not as simple as it should be. In fact, at America II, we’ve noticed that although engineers may be producing better and better designs, they continue to face hurdles in sourcing key components to bring their i  Read More >


America II: Primed and Reloaded for the Franchised World

Brian Ellison, president at America II Electronics, sat down with Bolaji Ojo from Electronics Purchasing Strategies for an in-depth interview.

Brian Ellison is very passionate about his company. He wants the customers, suppliers and employees of America II Electronics to see and understand the dramatic changes the components distributor has engineered in only a few years to reposition itself in the electronics supply chain. In the last   Read More >


America II Signs Distribution Agreement with Orion Fans

Distributor Strengthens its Product Offering, Adds World-Class Fan Manufacturer to Line Card

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (PRWeb) September 22, 2015-- America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it has entered into a global franchise distribution agreement with Orio  Read More >


America II Adds Exar, Gold Peak

Two new suppliers represent largest companies in distributor’s franchise network to date; plus, America II announces its departure from independent electronics trade group IDEA.

Electronic components distributor America II Electronics further expanded its franchised distribution network recently with the addition of Exar Corporation and Gold Peak Industries, the largest companies in its franchised electronic components distributio  Read More >


Getting the most from growth

The whole industry is growing, but which opportunities stand out, asks president of America II, Brian Ellison, and which companies are best placed to benefit?

In its most recent report, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has revealed that worldwide sales of semiconductors have reached $84bn for the second quarter (Q2) of 2015. First-half 2015 sales were 3.9 per cent above first-half 201  Read More >


Providing The Building Blocks For The Future Of The Internet of Things

Anton Wurr, Marketing Director, America II explores the Internet of Things and the role of the distributor in offering the right inventory to deliver the next generation of IoT enablement.

The global Internet of Things (IoT) market is set to explode and an incredible number of previously inanimate objects are now capable of relaying information and communicating with other devices. IDC has predicted this market to be worth a phenomen  Read More >


America II: From Independent to Blended to Global Distributor

President of America II Electronics, Brian Ellison, talks Franchise.

Over the past two years, America II has evolved into what it calls a &"blended distribution” model, combining the strategies of both franchised and independent distribution. The St. Petersburg, Fla.- based company started out 25 years ago as an independent distributor focusing on component shortages and now has more than 50 franchises as it works to develop a &"d  Read More >


Targeting Tier 2 and 3 companies.

Jed Pecchioli, America II's president of APAC and EMEA operations, explains why

Set up in 1989, America II has established itself as an increasingly important player in the electronic components supply chain, working with a growing number of manufacturers, OEMs and EMS companies around the world.

Headquartered in St Petersburg, Florida, the company continues to evolve and is now focusing on looking to service the ne  Read More >


America II Adds Eight New Franchise Lines

Global Distributor Announces New Franchise Distribution Agreements

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (PRWeb) July 21, 2015--America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it has signed franchise distribution agreements with eight manufacturers. The company added Kontech USA, EMS Technologi  Read More >


America II Adds Six New Franchise Lines to its Expanding Line Card

Global Distributor Announces New Franchise Distribution Agreements

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (PRWeb) May 26, 2015--America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it has signed franchise distribution agreements with six new manufacturers. The company has added Shenzh  Read More >


Providing The Right Distribution Solution For The Middle-Tiers

America II Electronics, Featured

Jed Pecchioli. President, APAC and EMEA Operations at America II, examines the needs of companies in the middle tiers, with particular reference to servicing requirements in the forthcoming IoT device boom…

>>Read full article on Electronic Specifier

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Distribution Market Watch

America II adds more franchise lines 

For years America II was an independent distributor, seller parts to buyers looking for hard to find components because of shortages or to opportunistic purchasers looking for better price for parts.

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America II Signs Six New Franchise Distribution Agreements

Global Distributor Finishes Q1 with Strong Growth in Franchise Lines

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (PRWeb) April 13, 2015--America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it closed the first quarter by adding Excel Cell Electronic Co., Citizen Finetech Miyota, Kingstate   Read More >


Get Set For A Smart Future

President of America II Electronics, Brian Ellison, explores how internet of things (IoT) technology will change the distribution channel.

 The buzz right now is all about the internet of things (IoT). Reports, forecasts and ongoing analysis are all about predicting the future of smart technology and the potential it bring, but what does all this mean to those in the channel.Read More >


Memory Market – Week of March 16

Joe Stern, Product Manager at America II, has updated his online blog.

Have the Ides of March come for the memory market? Who’s playing Brutus? Who’s Caesar? A few weeks back, I touched on the subject of the memory market possibly being at its high point and that our volatile commodities could be headed toward a drop in activity and pricing. It appears that time is now. Macronix and Transcend revenues decreased for consec  Read More >


America II Signs Distribution Agreement with IQD Frequency Products

Distributor Expands its Offering with New Franchise Line

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (PRWeb) March 12, 2015--America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it has entered into a franchise distribution agreement with IQD Frequency Products, a   Read More >


America II Strengthens Partnership with Alliance Memory to Extend SDRAM Life Cycle

Leading Distributor Announces New Product Offerings

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (PRWeb) March 9, 2015--America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced new product offerings by way of its global franchise agreement with Alliance Memory, a manufacturer of legacy memory d  Read More >


America II and Cliff Electronic Components Announce Global Distribution Agreement

Distributor Strengthens its Product Offering with New Franchise Line

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (PRWeb) March 5, 2015--America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it has entered into a global franchise distribution agreement with Cliff El  Read More >


America II Signs Distribution Agreement with ITSWELL

Distributor Adds New Franchise Line of LED Components

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (PRWeb) February 26, 2015--America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, today announ  Read More >


Joe Stern, Product Manager at America II, has updated his online blog.

Joe Stern, Product Manager at America II, has updated his online blog.

Gong Xie Fa Chai!  The year of the goat is upon us. The goat’s personality traits are mild-mannered, shy, kind and peace-loving … which all could be considered antonyms of the memory market. The time leading up to the annual week-long celebration and shutdown saw an influx of quotes for all densities of x16 DDR3 1.35v and 1.5v.  I also saw h  Read More >


America II Signs Distribution Agreement with Marl International

Distributor Strengthens its Product Offering with New Franchise Line

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (PRWeb) February 19, 2015--America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it has entered into a franchise distribution agreement with Marl International Limited, a manufac  Read More >


America II and Masach Technologies Announce New Distribution Agreement

Global Distributor Adds New Franchise Line

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (PRWeb) February 17, 2015--America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it has entered into a franchise distribution agreement with Masach Technologies, a manuf  Read More >


America II Signs Distribution Agreement with CEC Panda

Distributor Expands Product Offering with New Franchise Line

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (PRWeb) February 10, 2015--America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it has entered into a franchise distribution agreement with CEC Panda Crystal Technology Corporation, a leading manufactu  Read More >


America II Announces Partnership with the Tampa Bay Lightning

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (PRWeb) February 4, 2015 -- America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced that the company will be an official partner of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

&"America II was founded right here in the Tampa Bay area over 25 years ago, and   Read More >


Memory Update – Week of February 2

Joe Stern, Product Manager at America II, has updated his online blog.

Greetings and happy New Year. I held off on reviewing the memory market until the dust settled after a chaotic rush to replenish inventory, pipeline in products, and forecast buys for the coming quarters. Yes, I’ll be the first to comment on scheduling through Christmas. Quote and order levels were very high since the calendar turned to 2015.

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America II and PanJit Announce New Distribution Agreement

Leading Distributor Signs New Franchise Line

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (PRWeb) January 21, 2015--America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it has entered into a franchise distribution agreement with PanJit Semiconductor, a global manufacturer of semiconductors for the personal  Read More >


Memory Update: Week of December 22

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

While this is a relatively quick week for the semiconductor industry and the memory market, we can begin to look forward to 2015. One potential political and civil hot button could have long-term effects on the memory market. And that’s police body cameras. The Obama administration has asked for congressional approval for a program that would offer $75 milli  Read More >


The America II Bitcoin Bowl Team Welcome Event

In October 2014, America II announced its sponsorship of the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl. As part of the sponsorship, America II hosted the   Read More >


Steady Growth Continues

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

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.

>> Read full article on Electronicspurchasingstrategies.com

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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.

Penton's Desig  Read More >


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.

Penton's Design Engineering & So  Read More >


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.

Unsurprisingly, OEMs are wary  Read More >


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 >