The Top 50 Electronics Distributors: Restarting Growth and Running with It
The electronics industry saw the signs of a turnaround in the second half of the year as demand spiked and lead times extended for memory ICs, capacitors, resistors, discrete semiconductors and power components. Longer lead times – and allocations – have plagued buyers throughout 2017 and into 2018. This has led to significant challenges in component availability. Distributors with the most on-hand inventory are typically the winners during periods of component shortages and supply constraints.
Since 1991, IBS Electronics has been named one of SourceToday’s Top 50 Distributors. This year, we were ranked #33. This annual report recognizes top global distributors for electronics across a range of industries. Criteria considered were financial results reported by each company, as well as estimates for other private companies that did not comment. Also taken into account were each business’ priorities and major concerns, including next year’s estimated revenues. Overall, electronics have been experiencing a boom the past years, leading to component shortages. but healthy growth for distributors.