Surviving a Flat Electronic Components Marketplace

Jan. 6, 2014
TTI’s Michael Knight writes about “making the most of flat,” as the electronic components supply chain faces a third year of mediocre business conditions

In a new post to its MarketEYE Research Center, TTI Inc.’s Michael Knight writes about one of the greatest challenges facing electronic component manufacturers, distributors, and buyers: the flat market conditions that have plagued the industry since 2010. But rather than bemoan the challenging times, Knight attempts to find the positive in “flat,” pointing to an industry growth spurt in the not-too-distant future, along with technological innovations that are making electronics an ever-more-important part of daily life. That’s on top of the wisdom and new skill sets that come from learning how to survive in a challenging—and altogether foreign—environment for electronics companies.

Knight is senior vice president for TTI Americas, and the company’s MarketEYE Research Center is an online resource for electronic component market information. Read Knight’s newest industry conditions post here.

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Victoria Kickham | Distribution Editor

Victoria Kickham is the distribution editor for Electronic Design magazine, SourceESB and, where she covers issues related to the electronics supply chain. Victoria started out as a general assignment reporter for several Boston-area newspapers before joining Industrial Distribution magazine, where she spent 14 years covering industrial markets. She served as ID’s managing editor from 2000 to 2010. Victoria has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of New Hampshire and a master’s degree in English from Northeastern University.