Rutronik has a range of Panasonic polymer capacitors which it says can overcome the current shortage and very long lead time problems associated with multi-layer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) and offer significant performance improvements in many areas too.
Graham McBeth has retired from his position as President of Premier Farnell and he has been replaced by Chris Breslin, who was previously senior vice president for global products. He was announced as McBeth’s replacement at Avnet’s Investor Day event in New York City. Breslin will report to Pete Bartolotta, chief transformation officer at Avnet.
Overcoming the supply shortages affecting numerous electronic components, German distributors reported continued growth during the first quarter of 2018. For the period January to March 2018, the distribution companies organised under the Fachverband Bauelemente Distribution (FBDi e.V.) reported sales of 978m Euros – up 7% compared with Q1/2017.
Specialist distributor Charcroft Electronics has launched a new website which enables buyers and engineers to simplify the selection of rugged and high-reliability components for use in specific applications: military & defence, space, oil & gas, rail & transportation, industrial, specialist automotive, audio and instrumentation.
Rutronik and TDK Europe have significantly expanded their distribution agreement for the European market. In addition to the TDK-Micronas and TDK-Lambda brands, Rutronik is now selling TDK’s EPCOS brand of products.
To help users overcome potential shortages of DDR3 memory module Solid State Supplies is stocking fully equivalent modules from SMART Modular Technologies.
IQD Frequency Products has signed a global distribution agreement with Digi-Key Electronics. Through this agreement, Digi-Key will distribute IQD’s frequency products worldwide. The IQD product line, available for immediate shipment from Digi-Key, comprises of quartz crystals, clocks oscillators, VCTCXOs, TCXOs, OCXOs, GPS Disciplined OCXOs, and Rubidium oscillators.
Avnet Silica has received the Distributor of the Year 2017 award from ON Semiconductor for the second time. Each year, the semiconductor manufacturer honours its top distribution partners in each major sales region around the world – with Avnet Silica winning the award for 2017 for the EMEA region again.
Mouser Electronics has been named Global High Service Distributor of the Year by HARTING of North America. “This award recognises Mouser’s outstanding overall performance in revenue growth, new customer growth, NPI introductions and marketing initiatives over the past year,” said Jon DeSouza, President and CEO of HARTING Americas.
Vishay has recognised Digi-Key Electronics Europe with it’s 2017 European Catalogue Distributor of the Year award. The award is based on various KPI including growth, design fulfillment, and inventory management.