In line with the general components market and an ailing German economy, sales in the German component distribution business declined significantly in the last quarter.
DMASS reports a decline of 8.9% in semiconductor revenue in Q3/2019. Germany, France and Italy affected most. Discrete, MOS Micro and Logic shrink double-digit.
RS Components (RS) has introduced a referral programme that incentivises members of DesignSpark to introduce friends and colleagues to the engineering platform, which enables access to a global community of engineers, free MCAD and ECAD design software, CAD neutral libraries and a host of other resources.
Rutronik and the Chinese manufacturer of Bluetooth technologies Shenzhen Minew Technologies have entered into a distribution agreement that is applicable worldwide.
Arrow Electronics has expanded its sensor portfolio through an agreement with InvenSense. The deal covers Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Restricting choice by limiting the franchised distribution network to a few global distributors does nothing to control the grey market. It just annoys customers and as a result can actually have the opposite to the intended effect, writes Steve Rawlins CEO Anglia Components.
Components Bureau has signed an agreement with power expert Artesyn covering the UK and Ireland. The deal advances the company’s strategy to expand its power product portfolio and build on its already established specialist power franchises.
Farnell has strengthened its logic analyser and handheld oscilloscopes offering by signing a deal with Ikalogic. The product range includes both wireless and battery operation (enabling isolation from mains voltage) and software which runs on Windows, macOS and Linux operating systems.
Finding out how people are using everyday technology to get an engineering edge is a task RS Components has handed to Professor Lucy Rogers.
Farnell has added Hioki, the long-established Japanese manufacturer of electrical measuring instruments to strengthen its test and measurement portfolio. The agreement is exclusive to high service distribution in Europe.