Electronics Purchasing Strategies: “How Intel/Altera Will Impact the Channel”
Written by Lisa Ann Cairns, Ph.D., Contributor, Electronics Purchasing Strategies
Thursday, 11 June 2015 00:00
In this article, Lisa Cairns talks with Smith VP of Global Trading Todd Traylor to discuss the viewpoint from the independent distribution channel regarding the Intel/Altera merger. Traylor was clear in pointing out that Smith remains focused on the channel effects of the Intel/Altera merger from the customers’ perspective. Smith’s neutral position regarding the recent wave of supplier consolidations is a refreshingly staid position. As Traylor explained, “uncertainty can create supply change issues one way or the other. For independents, these consolidations highlight the importance of collaboration with our customers.