EDS Summit 2018: Las Vegas

EDS logoThe Spectrum Sales team will be attending the 2018 EDS Summit at The Mirage in Las Vegas next week (May 15-18, 2018)! We’d like to wish all of our participating distribution partners and principals the very best of luck and safest of travels. We look forward to meeting with you both in and outside of meetings next week and hope to get time with each and every one of you!

For more information and a complete list of companies participating in the EDS Summit this year, please check out the links below:




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ERA Announces 2019 Conference Committee

ERA Press Release




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 7, 2018 Contact: Neda Simeonova / Communications Director / nsimeonova@era.org

The Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) has announced the appointment of the chair, vice chair and members of the committee tasked with the development of its 50th Anniversary Management and Marketing Conference program, scheduled Feb. 24-26, 2019, at the AT&T Conference Center in Austin, Texas.

The chair of the committee is John Hutson, CPMR, of MacInnis Group and the vice chair is Mike Swenson of Mel Foster Company. Both Hutson and Swenson are returning committee members.

Hutson said, “It is an honor and a privilege to be chosen as the 2019 ERA Conference Chairperson. Although the incredible success of recent conferences, and the fact that the 2019 ERA Conference will be the 50th Anniversary Conference has set the bar exceptionally high, I am confident that delivering another gold medal performance will be possible with the outstanding conference planning committee that we have in place.”

The 2019 ERA Conference Committee is strategically made up of representatives, manufacturers and distributors with the goal of creating a diverse pool of experience and insight that result in the highest level of quality content to be shared at the ERA Conference.

In addition to Hutson and Swenson, other returning members of the ERA 2019 Conference Committee are: Ken Bellero of Schaffner EMC; Holly Myers, CPMR, of Wallace Electronic Sales; and Bryan White of Catalyst Sales Inc.

New members of the committee are: Kingsland Coombs, CPMR, CSP, of Control Sales; Paul Dosser of DigiKey; Brian Flynn of Sager Electronics; Terri Straube of Straube Associates Inc.; and Tom Vanderheyden of TTI Inc.

Coombs and Dosser will serve as co-chairs of the Keynote Committee; Straube and Vanderheyden will serve as co-chairs of the General Session Committee; Flynn and Myers will serve as co-chairs of the Breakout Sessions Committee; and Bellero and White will serve as co-chairs of the Sponsorship Committee.

ERA staff members on the committee are: Walter Tobin, the association’s CEO; Erin Collins, the conference coordinator; and Neda Simeonova, the conference app coordinator.

“This year’s ERA Conference Committee is made up of industry leaders who exceed all the criteria necessary for the making of a successful conference, and I am excited to watch them collectively work their magic,” Hutson said. “The right conference planning committee is vital to a successful conference, but so too is the commitment of the attendees. I hope that the industry shows its support for our Golden 50th Jubilee, and our industry as a whole, by supporting the conference through record-breaking attendance and sponsorship.”

ERA CEO Walter E. Tobin added, “ERA is thrilled to be hosting its 50th Golden Jubilee Conference at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin, Texas. This will be the fourth year in a row that we have held our conference at this great venue in such a great city. Following on the success of our last conference, which drew a record number of attendees, the 2019 Conference Committee is tasked with the mission of developing another outstanding program. I am confident that the 2019 50th Anniversary Conference will be a success!”


Littelfuse: Industrial and Power Control Spotlight

LittelfuseIndustrial & Power Control

Littelfuse offers many different innovative solutions for Industrial and Power Control applications, such as industrial machines, robotic equipment, motors, generators and transformers.

New SiC Power MOSFETs and Diodes SiC Power MOSFETS

View datasheets and request samples for our latest SiC power products. (HERE)



Thermistor ProbesThermistor Probes & Assemblies

Precise and extremely reliable temperature sensing probes and assemblies for demanding applications such as HVAC/R. (HERE)

ITT Cannon: April 2018 eNews Update

ITT CannonToday’s commercial aerospace manufacturers & defense contractors are increasingly challenged to meet the ongoing demand for lighter, high reliability interconnect solutions that support a wide range of applications. Our new MKJ Clip Lock Miniature Circular Connector offers an ideal solution for today’s connectivity needs. Small, lightweight and competitively priced, the MKJ Clip Lock repurposes a clip lock latching system originally designed for the automotive industry.

MKJ Mini-Circular Video Featuring NEW MKJ Clip Lock:


For more information please visit: www.ittcannon.com or click HERE

New Product from Littelfuse: NANO2® 885 Series






NANO2® 885 Series Surface Mount Fuses: AEC-Q200 qualified protection against overcurrent events.



  • High DC voltage up to 500V DC and interrupting current ratings up to 1500A
  • Reliable/robust fuse design (solderless platform)
  • Meets AEC-Q200 automotive qualifications
  • Surface mountable with a compact footprint of 10.86 x 4.78mm
  • Operating temperature range from -40°C to 85°C


  • Provides robust protection for electrical vehicles against severe fault/short-circuit currents
  • Minimizes the risk of nuisance opening due to mechanical bonding failure, which is mostly associated with traditional fuse soldering, providing better performance for consistent functionality
  • Ensures reliability in harsh automotive environment
  • Ideal for applications constrained by limited printed circuit board space and where legacy through-hole fuses cannot be used
  • Can be used in extreme ambient conditions

LF Nano885


For a product presentation, market/application notes and more please click HERE.



Manufacturing Marvels: Davies Molding 2018

Davies MoldingDavies Molding has been designing and manufacturing insert-molded knobs, handles, cases and custom plastic components since 1933. Learn more about our capabilities and see our manufacturing facility in action.

Please check out the video/link below!

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For more information on Davies Molding’s capabilities and offering please click HERE.

C&K Product Flash






SDS Series

Side Actuated Detect Switches

Undetectable detection switch for anti-tamper and intrusion systems

A lot of devices require anti-tampering or security measures. It is necessary for utility meters and other products to ensure that the meter is not intentionally tampered with making its warranty void.

C&K’s SDS series is a detect switch developed for anti-tampering systems. It provides 2 mm of over-travel, allowing design flexibility. It features NO and NC circuitry and can be actuated from either a top or side perspective. With a low profile package that sits just 2 mm above your board, it is practically unnoticeable. It’s an “undetectable detection device”. C&K Switch Product Flash

The SDS is a high performance, high reliability switch, with ratings of up to 100k cycles. Customized versions with longer actuators and different plating of the contacts are available.



  • Low profile package sits just 2 mm off PCB
  • 2 mm over-travel ideal for detector applications
  • Low actuation force (75 grams max.)

Typical Applications include:

  • Consumer electronics
  • Medical devices
  • ATCA and Micro TCA devices
  • Utility metering

View SDS Series technical information

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