One lucky visitor to electronica will drive home in a Chevrolet Camara V8 convertible, courtesy of Digi-Key Electronics (Hall B5/Stand 165). The distributor is inviting engineer, purchaser, and student attendees to stop by to see how they can “Win with Digi-Key”.
Adam Fletcher, chairman of the Electronic Components Supply Network (ecsn), has reported continuing strong revenue growth in August 2018, traditionally one of the quieter months in the year. But at the same time he acknowledged an unusual eight point fall in the B2B (book to bill) ratio.
Components Bureau and Display Solutions have been acquired by Display Technology, the UK subsidiary of Fortec Elektronik, a public listed company in Germany with a turnover of €80m.
Three and a half years go Lindsley Ruth was headhunted from Future Electronics and appointed Chief Executive Officer at Electrocomponents. His task – turn the floundering RS Components business around and build a platform for success. So far, so good. Revenues are up, profits are up, the share price is up and there is a spring in the RS Components step.
Arrow Electronics has signed up to supply GaN Systems’ range of GaN (gallium nitride) transistors in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). GaN Systems’GaN power semiconductors offer high efficiency, small assizes and open up opportunities in applications from electric vehicles and renewable energy to industrial motor drives and consumer electronics.
Mouser Electronics has agreed on a global distribution deal with Marvell Semiconductor. Mouser will distribute Marvell’s Fast Ethernet and Alaska Gigabit Ethernet physical layer (PHY) transceivers.
Top prize in the Farnell element14 University IoT Challenge has been won by a University of West London (UWL) academic. Dr Ying Zhang, senior lecturer in Computer Science at the University’s School of Computing and Engineering, devised ear defenders which can dampen background noise, while amplifying important sounds such as speech and alarms or sirens.
Microlease has been named as an authorised value-added reseller for Fluke in the UK, Italy and Germany, giving new and existing customers direct access to evaluate, purchase, lease and rent instruments from the Fluke Industrial product range.
Two years on from its acquisition by Avnet and Premier Farnell is flourishing. In 2018 the distributor delivered global revenue of $1.5bn, up 11.1% year over year and posted consecutive year on year growth each quarter at a global and regional level (EMEA, North America & Asia-Pacific). It exited the year with Q4 sales growth of 13% year over year.
Arrow Electronics has been named Distributor of the Year by Amphenol for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The award is based on sales growth.