Mouser Electronics has agreed on a global distribution deal with Marvell Semiconductor. Mouser will distribute Marvell’s Fast Ethernet and Alaska Gigabit Ethernet physical layer (PHY) transceivers.
Microcontroller (MCU) sales are on the march, says IC Insights. The market is expected to continue hitting record-high annual revenues through 2022. In 2017 systems manufacturers stepped up purchases of microcontrollers in 2017 with unit shipments surging 22% and strong growth looks set to continue this year.
Renesas is buying Integrated Device Technology for $6.7bn. The boards of directors of both companies have unanimously approved the transaction. Closing of the transaction is expected to occur in the first half of 2019, following approvals by IDT shareholders and the relevant regulatory authorities.
The European electronic components distributor total available market (DTAM) continued to grow in Q2 2018, says Adam Fletcher, Chairman of the International Distributors of Electronics Association (IDEA).
Top prize in the Farnell element14 University IoT Challenge has been won by a University of West London (UWL) academic. Dr Ying Zhang, senior lecturer in Computer Science at the University’s School of Computing and Engineering, devised ear defenders which can dampen background noise, while amplifying important sounds such as speech and alarms or sirens.
Microlease has been named as an authorised value-added reseller for Fluke in the UK, Italy and Germany, giving new and existing customers direct access to evaluate, purchase, lease and rent instruments from the Fluke Industrial product range.
Two years on from its acquisition by Avnet and Premier Farnell is flourishing. In 2018 the distributor delivered global revenue of $1.5bn, up 11.1% year over year and posted consecutive year on year growth each quarter at a global and regional level (EMEA, North America & Asia-Pacific). It exited the year with Q4 sales growth of 13% year over year.
Future Electronics has signed a global distribution agreement with Republic of Ireland-based Taoglas which supplies a comprehensive range of external, embedded and base station antenna and RF solutions for IoT and M2M applications such as Telematics/Automotive, Smart Grid, Metering/Telemetry, Home Automation, Remote Monitoring and Medical applications.
Stable but uninspired, a sort of backhanded compliment summarises the German component distribution market during the second quarter 2018. Sales by companies registered with the Fachverband Bauelemente Distribution (FBDi e.V.) grew in the months April, May and June by 5% (compared with Q2/2017) to 949m Euros.