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KEMET Initiatives Aid Conflict-Free DRC Mining Region Rochester Electronics Assumes EOL Role For Ricoh Aerco Plugs Into Rail Infrastructure Market

KEMET Initiatives Aid Conflict-Free DRC Mining Region

Let there be light: Kisengo children celebrate with their LED flashlights thanks to the KEMET partnership initiative

Rochester Electronics Assumes EOL Role For Ricoh

Sealing the deal: Satoru Taji, President of Ricoh Electronic Devices (left) and Masaru Nakayama, Managing Director Japan, Rochester Electronics

Aerco Plugs Into Rail Infrastructure Market

LPA Connection Systems plugs and sockets will be stocked in the UK by Aerco

Rutronik, C&K To Tackle Asian Market

Rutronik and C&K have expanded their franchise agreement into Asia in addition to the European market. Rutronik has been a distribution partner for C&K throughout Europe since 2002 and the succesful cooperation between the two companies has prompted them to expand their remit to the Asian market. “Thanks to the globally consistent nature of Rutronik’s […]

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Richardson Electronics Goes Global With Microwave Line

Richardson Electronics has signed a global distribution agreement with Shanghai Huaxiang Computer Communication Engineering, a supplier of microwave components and microwave test subsystems. The agreement aligns with both companies’ focus on developing and promoting new, innovative products and technologies to customers worldwide. “Based on a strong dedication to technical innovation, SHX has been awarded multiple […]

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Acal BFi Signs Bluetooth Module Line In Europe

Acal BFi will distribute Stollmann Bluetooth modules in Europe effective immediately. The Bluetooth Low Energy modules have been specially developed for use in demanding applications. Extremely low energy consumption means the “BlueMod+S” single-mode module is especially well-suited for use in sensors and other battery-operated applications. The pin-compatible “BlueMod+SR” dual-mode module is available for easy Bluetooth […]

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Trio Triumph In Digi-Key, Silicon Labs IoT Contest

Silicon Labs and Digi-Key have announced the three winners of the “Your IoT Connected World” design contest. Christian Klemetsson designed his “DeviceRadio” industrial automation solution to connect the real world to applications through virtual wires specifically within the industrial automation market. The goal of this product design is to deliver a custom IoT device on […]

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DMASS: Currency Gains Boost European Semi Sales

The European semiconductor distribution market has posted record growth in the second quarter of 2015. According to DMASS (Distributors’ and Manufacturers’ Association of Semiconductor Specialists), semiconductor distribution sales in Q2/CY15 grew by 16% to 1.86bn Euro. A significant part of the increase is again coming from a Euro/US-Dollar swing – a 20% lower Euro drove […]

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Link Labs Makes Distribution Debut With Future Electronics

Future Electronics has signed a global distribution agreement with Link Labs. The deal covers a range of low-power, wide-area (LPWA) network technologies for the Internet of Things (IoT), notably the Symphony Link line of modules and gateways. “We are excited to announce that our first major distribution agreement is with Future Electronics. They have the […]

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DRAMs, FPGAs Bulk Up Verical Online Marketplace

Verical says stocked electronic components on its online marketplace, Verical.com, have more than doubled since the beginning of the year, growing to nearly one million. This increase amounts to an additional $3bn in traceable, warrantied and ready-to-ship components now available on the site—bringing the value of Verical’s total offerings to nearly $8bn. The latest components […]

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CEO Bain Ousted At Premier Farnell

Laurence Bain has been deposed as Chief Executive of Premier Farnell. The move follows last month’s announcement of slowing sales, a 10% year on year profit slump and a review of the Group’s operations. He will be replaced on an interim basis by Chief Financial Officer Mark Whiteling. The company says it has commenced a […]

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FBDI: German Disti Market Maintains Growth Trajectory

The German component distribution market edged up 2.4 per cent in the second quarter of 2015 reporting turnover of 722m Euro, according to FBDI, the German component distribution association. Orders showed an increase of nearly 9% to 788 million Euro. Semiconductor sales grew 3.7% to 540m Euro, which corresponds to a 70% share of the […]

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Excelsys Adds Divisoft To Disti Network

Excelsys Technologies has strengthened its distribution network by signing Divisoft to serve OEM customers in the Industrial, Medical and Government Sectors throughout Scandinavia & Northern Europe. “We are delighted to have significantly strengthened our distribution network with the signing of this agreement with Divisoft. Our partnership will enable us to offer the highest possible levels […]

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