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

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.