Nexperia and Avnet are celebrating a half century of successfully working together. The initial engagement started in 1968 when Avnet added Signetics as one of its first franchises. Signetics was subsequently bought by Philips and became NXP in 2006.
Vesper, a developer of advanced acoustic sensors has added Digi-Key Electronics to its worldwide distribution network as the startup company scales. Vesper offers what is said to be the first wake-on sound MEMS microphone, bringing voice activation to battery-powered devices of all kinds.
Avnet is to acquire Softweb Solutions, a privately held software and Artificial Intelligence (AI) company that delivers software solutions for Internet of Things (IoT) applications and systems.
RS Components (RS) has relaunched two of its RS Local branches in Aberdeen and Pontypridd. Both innovation centres have a product and service offer to support engineers locally across the design, build and maintain phases of the product life cycle.
The DAQ970A Data Acquisition System from Keysight which offers engineers a more efficient way to fully characterise their product and deploy test solutions in just a few days is available at Farnell element14.
Mouser Electronics and Terabee, designers of small, high-performance distance sensors for drone, robotics and IoT applications have agreed a global distribution pact. Mouser is now shipping a variety of Terabee’s TeraRanger sensors.
Disregarding a potential buffeting from Brexit and tariff wars, industry association ecsn-AFDEC is forecasting the UK and Ireland distribution market will grow 5.9% to £1.47bn in 2019, representing 44% of the Components Total Available Market (TAM) of £3.28bn.
UK LED specialists Selectronic and it’s Chinese partners Hongli Zhuihui have forged a major $75million collaboration in the automotive LED sector to strengthen their market position. They have teamed up with Taiwanese company Epistar in a major alliance to boost product development.
Avnet Abacus has been recognised by five of its franchise suppliers for excellence in distribution. The five awards were presented at the recent electronica exhibition in Munich.
Now in stock in Europe at TTI are 3M’s Mini Clamp wiremount connectors. The components are designed to provide connection reliability and cost performance in I/O applications commonly found in a wide range of sensor control systems, including Factory Automation and Industrial Controls.