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Top 25 global electronics component distributors

Hello, and welcome back to another installment in the long-running Top 25 Distributors list, brought to you by EBN and hosted this year by our colleagues at EDN.

As you’ll see from the annual list, not too much changed amid the electronic components distribution landscape in 2012. Some companies lost revenue ground, and some gained—some significantly—but overall it was a flat year.

Top 25 global electronics component distributors

But the business itself—its internal challenges and opportunities—is wilder than ever, from shifting market and technology priorities, to regulatory and compliance challenges, to counterfeiting, to risk management, to crisis preparedness and management.

The stories inside this year’s issue help illuminate that and more.

Our overview story, which recalls Ulysses and the Sirens, delves into one of distribution’s biggest challenges today: how much to embrace the high-volume, low-margin, and highly volatile consumer electronics business.

Tam Harbert wonders whether any lessons from the Japan earthquake and tsunami and Thailand floods sunk in at all.



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