HARTING Technology Group and specialist distributor Heilind Electronics have agreed a global partnership. The agreement was sealed at electronica 2018 in Munich. It is an extension of an initial agreement between the two companies in North America.
Solid State plc has acquired Pacer Technologies and its subsidiaries, Pacer Components Limited and Pacer USA.
Mouser Electronics is partnering with SamacSys, a supplier of electronic component library solutions to provide its customers with a range of free design resources including PCB footprints, schematic symbols, and 3D models for more than 1.1 million components.The agreement was announced on the opening day of electronica 2018 in Munich.
RS Components has added 10,000 new models to its PCB Part Library including components from a rane of leading suppliers including C&K Switches, ON Semiconductor and ROHM Semiconductor. The Library provides engineers working in PCB design with direct access to schematic symbols and footprints.
Healthy mid-single-digit growth has been the order of the day for the European semiconductor distribution industry this year. With product shortages and price increases continuing through the summer, Q3/2018 ended, according to DMASS, with 2.3bn Euro of sales, an increase of 6.3% compared to 2017. The first nine months of 2018 showed exactly the same increase of 6.3%, to 6.91bn Euro of sales.
Significant and sustained price reductions for ten top brands for electromechanical products including connectors, cables and wires have been announced by Conrad Business Supplies.
Specialist distributor JPR Electronics has been appointed as UK Distributor for DFRobot Education products and accessories for STEM and Micro:Bit. The DFRobot Boson Kit recently won the 5-Star Award at the 2018 Teach Primary Resource Awards.
Pete Malpas has been named as Regional Managing Director, Northern Europe at RS Components. He reports to Mike England, President EMEA at RS. Malpas will define and implement the strategic direction and growth strategy for the region.
If you think Arrow Electronics is just a component distributor, think again. It is now, in the words of President and CEO Michael Long, a “lifecycle solution provider”, and right now it is proving to be pretty good at it.