Pasadena, CA - April 1, 2002 - eConnections Inc.,
the leading provider of extended supply chain intelligence
solutions, announced today that Agilent Technologies has joined
the eConnections strategic sourcing network community of more
than 1,500 electronics industry companies.
The addition of Agilent's Semiconductor Products Group (SPG)
reflects the continued growth of the eConnections network
- the only such community that offers an independent, authorized
platform for strategic sourcing as part of a suite of supply
chain management applications. The eConnections application
suite features real-time, transparent connectivity for managing
the entire supply chain, either inside an organization or
across the extended supply chain outside a company's four
"We welcome Agilent to the eConnections network community,"
said Rob Rodin, chairman and CEO of eConnections. "Agilent's
participation enhances the value of our strategic sourcing
solution and supports Agilent's strategy to further streamline
supply network relationships, optimize efficiencies and minimize
"eConnections provides much-needed standardization for
improving supply network communications in the electronics
industry," said Frank Robertazzi, vice president, Semiconductor
Products Group, WW Distribution and Geographic Sales. "It's
important for Agilent to support our authorized channel partners
and eConnections helps us do that."
First introduced in January 2001, eConnections Quote Manager
(eCQM) is a comprehensive strategic sourcing solution designed
specifically for the electronics industry that provides as
much as 50 to 65 percent reduction in quote cycle time and
associated costs. eCQM features "come as you are"
connectivity, allowing companies to connect without the requirement
to purchase, install or maintain costly network software.
Using eCQM, supply chain partners can leverage the Web to
collaborate more effectively throughout the quote process.
The system automatically distributes requests for quotes (RFQs)
based on a customer's rules for preferred vendors. So far,
the eConnections system has processed more than $7 billion
in quotes, providing access to some 15 million part numbers
and more than $12 billion in available inventory.
In addition to Agilent, other members of the eConnections
strategic sourcing network include: All American Semiconductor
(NASDAQ:SEMI), Arrow Electronics (NYSE:ARW), Artesyn Technologies
(NASDAQ:ATSN), Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ:ATML), Avnet (NYSE:AVT),
AVX Corporation (NYSE:AVX), Bell Microproducts (NASDAQ:BELM),
Bourns Inc., Capsco, Digi-Key Corporation, Dove Electronic
Components, FCI/Berg, Force Electronics, Future Electronics,
Fujitsu Takamisawa America, Garrett Electronics, Heiland Electronics,
Hitachi Semiconductor America, Infineon Technologies Corporation
(NYSE: IFX), Jaco Electronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:JACO), KEMET Corporation
(NYSE:KEM), The Memec Group (which includes Impact Technologies,
Insight Electronics and Unique Technologies), Molex Inc. (NASDAQ:MOLX
and MOLXA), Murata Electronics North America, NEC Electronics,
Nu Horizons (NASDAQ:NUHC), ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN),
Pioneer-Standard Electronics (NYSE:PIOS), Projections Unlimited,
Inc., PSC Electronics, QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ:QUIK),
Richardson Electronics, Reptron Electronics (NYSE:REPT), Rochester
Electronics, Sager Electronics, Toshiba America Electronic
Components and TTI, Inc.
eCQM is part of the eConnections suite of extended supply
chain intelligence services, including eConnections Demand
Manager (eCDM), Supply Manager (eCSM) and Inventory Manager
(eCIM), all specifically designed for collaborative management
of the electronics industry's global marketplace.
eConnections is the leading provider of extended supply chain
intelligence solutions specifically designed for collaboration
to manage the electronics industry's global marketplace. eConnections
offers strategic sourcing services that combine embedded domain
expertise with authorized connections to a community of more
than 1,500 of the world's leading suppliers, distributors
and manufacturers' representatives. eConnections provides
electronics companies with trusted, net-native solutions that
streamline the complexity of the supply chains in which they
operate and enable them to get the right product to the right
place, at the right time, in the most efficient way possible.
eConnections, a privately held company, is headquartered in
Pasadena, California. For more information, please visit www.eConnections.com.
About Agilent SPG
Agilent's Semiconductor Products Group is the world's No.
1 optoelectronics semiconductor supplier, and is the No. 1
supplier of fiber optic transceivers. Agilent also designs
and manufacturers radio frequency and infrared devices for
mobile communications, image sensors and processors for cameras
and optical computer mice, controller ICs and optics for storage
area networks, and application specific ICs for select networking
and imaging applications. Information about Agilent's Semiconductor
Products Group is available on the Web at www.agilent.com/semiconductors.