A beta version of a significant new platform – DesignSpark Marketplace – has been unveiled by RS Components. It enables makers, pro-makers, start-ups and small businesses to promote and sell their own inventions and product creations to a wide audience of fellow makers and engineers, including more than 650,000 members of the RS DesignSpark engineering and maker community.

Arrow Electronics

Arrow Electronics has been named EMEA Distributor of the Year by TE Connectivity (TE). Presented at TE’s regional summit in Bad Neuenahr, Germany, this honour recognises Arrow’s success throughout 2017, and was awarded based on strategic criteria that align with TE’s initiatives and priorities, including sales growth, business plan realisation, customer growth and training course completions.


A new app for iOS, Android and Windows devices has been released by RS Components. The DesignSpark Toolbox app is available to download free-of-charge, and provides a single point of access to common electronic reference materials, calculation and conversion tools in an easy-to-use format for electronics design engineers, makers and students.


Mouser Electronics has received the prestigious NorthFace ScoreBoard Award from the Customer Relationship Management Institute (CRMI) for the sixth consecutive year. The award was given in recognition of achieving excellence in customer service and support throughout 2017. Mouser received a 99% satisfaction score as rated solely by its customers.