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.
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.
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.
Non-volatile memory specialist Anvo-Systems Dresden has signed a global distribution agreement with Mouser Electronics. Anvo-Systems is adding distribution partners to increase sales of its nvSRAMs and make them available to an even broader customer base.
A White Paper report offers insight and analysis into the state of play for current and future MRO procurement globally. The survey, conducted among 851 procurement professionals – all members of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply – covers the opportunities and pressures procurement professionals face around key areas including innovation, inventory management and supplier knowledge.
Farnell element14 has been named High Service Distributor of the Year for EMEA by Bel Europe. The award was presented to Farnell element14 at the recent electronica exhibition. It is based on sales growth achieved by the business underpinned by a strong and growing partnership and investment in inventory.