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Binder Deal Marks Motion29 RS Components Strengthens Ties With Pfannenberg Rutronik Scoops Amphenol FCI Award

Binder Deal Marks Motion29’s 10th Birthday

Poetry in Motion: l to r; Andrew Wilkinson, managing director of Motion29, Graham Ellis sales manager binder UK, David Phillips managing director binder UK, David McKenzie key account manager binder UK and Stephen Fisher sales director Motion29.

RS Components Strengthens Ties With Pfannenberg

Thermal partners: l to r; Joanne Bradbury, Global Product Group Manager for EMECH, RS; Mark Rosten-Edwards, Managing Director, Pfannenberg; Michael Burns, Global Product Manager (Thermal Management), RS; Fiona Kennedy, Buyer for EMECH, RS.

Rutronik Scoops Amphenol FCI Award – Again!

Growth spurt: Rutronik Wins Fastest Growing Distributor award from Amphenol FCI for the fourth successive year

Avnet Bids £691m For Premier Farnell

Avnet has opened a battle royal for Premier Farnell by making a £691 bid for the UK-based distributor. It remains to be seen whether Datwyler which made an agreed offer of £615m for Premier Farnell in June will make a counter offer. The board of Premier Farnell has dropped its recommendation for the Datwyler offer […]

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Fujitsu Distribution Arm Signs Ambiq Micro

Fujitsu Electronics Europe (FEEU) has extended its line card portfolio with Low Power MCUs and Low Power RTCs from Ambiq Micro. As part of the agreement, after a transition period, FEEU becomes the exclusive distributor of Ambiq Micro products in Europe. Typical applications for low-power components include wearables, wireless sensors and the Internet of Things. […]

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Avnet Silica Adds Heft To IoT, Cloud Offerings

Avnet Silica has announced a raft of new partnerships covering cloud technology and the Internet of Things (IoT). Signed on the dotted line are Arkessa, a M2M managed services provider; Spica Technologies, which offers cloud based service solutions to capture, manage and present data; and UbiquiOS, a supplier of embedded software to manage local connectivity […]

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Electrocomponents Fast Off The Blocks In Q1

Sales growth and cost cutting has enabled Electrocomponents to make a good start to its new financial year. Sales rose one per cent aided by a three per cent increase in Europe and a fine performance from RS Pro, the company’s own brand division, saw sales accelerate seven per cent. The company is also confident […]

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Avnet, Dialog Move To Global Footing

Dialog Semiconductor and Avnet are going global. The agreement extends an existing franchise deal between the two companies in China.  The expanded agreement will deepen Dialog’s global market penetration of its power-saving standard products technology portfolio including SmartBond Bluetooth low energy SOC’s, power management ICs (PMIC) and RapidCharge AC/DC power conversion solutions. “Avnet is committed to bringing […]

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New Product Launch Kick-Starts Foremost, Fibox Deal

Foremost Electronics has been appointed as a distributor for Fibox, and it has kick started the agreement by unveiling the new ARCA cabinet range which provides control systems with ultimate protection in demanding environments. ARCA cabinets are available in 14 different sizes form 300x200x150mm to 600x800x300mm and are simple to customise during system manufacture or […]

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Sarsen Technology Wins Alta Data Deal

Sarsen Technology has been named by Alta Data Technologies as its sales and marketing partner in the United Kingdom. Based in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, Alta Data specialises in commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products for MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC avionics network systems. Alta Data offers industry leading technology to provide 1553 and ARINC connectivity for almost any […]

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Acal BFi, Fujitsu Ink Pan-Euro Pact

Acal BFi has signed a pan-European distribution agreement with Fujitsu covering a range of wireless modules and beacons including the complete family of Bluetooth low energy modules across Europe. The new partnership with Fujitsu will give Acal BFi a stronger hand in delivering Internet of Things (IoT) applications to customers. Lee Austin, Business Development Director […]

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Users Guide RS Components Website Upgrade

Customer feedback and suggestions have led RS Components (RS) to undertake thousands of improvements to its website to make it faster and easier for customers to use. The distributor is now implementing a total of eight major website improvements per month. eCommerce represents over 65% of RS sales around the world, therefore improving the customer […]

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Atmel Products Join Avnet Silica Portfolio

Avnet Silica has added the Atmel product range to its linecard. The move follows Atmel’s acquisition by Microchip. It brings solutions for automotive, touch, memory and security to the RS portfolio. Following the acquisition, Microchip has become the third largest microcontroller manufacturer worldwide. “Avnet Silica continues to boast a strong partnership with Microchip that has […]

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