Radio-frequency (RF)-based long-range power-over-distance wireless power components from Powercast are available worldwide through Digi-Key Electronics thanks to a new distribution agreement.
It’s fair to say Steve Sanghi, CEO of Microchip Technology was not impressed once he and his colleagues got access to all the information on Microsemi that they were not able to get before acquiring the company. Excess inventory in distributors and luxury private planes are in his sights as issues to be addressed – and sharpish.
Mouser Electronics has signed a global distribution agreement with Micron Technology. It adds a key memory technology manufacturer to Mouser’s portfolio. Micron products target a broad array of applications in the computing, networking, data, server, mobile, embedded, consumer, automotive, and industrial markets.
Arrow Electronics has signed an agreement with RFbeam Microwave to offer its planar radar sensor solutions across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). RFbeam’s technology range and engineering skills will extend Arrow’s existing capabilities to support customers in rolling out smart home and smart city applications.
Avnet revenues rose 9.8% year on year to $5.06bn in the fourth quarter of 2018. Income fell to $58.6m against $81.4m in the fourth quarter. Highlights included Premier Farnell where revenues increased 13% year on year, and record 11.8% margins were achieved.
Distributors continue to help cushion customers from the effects of components shortages, though there are signs of a softening market. Addressing analysts on a call hosted by seeking alpha.com, Arrow Electronics CEO Michael Long indicated that while it’s global components business leading indicators remained healthy and its backlog continued to grow at robust rate, the rate of sequential year-over-year growth moderated.
Advanced Thermal Solutions, a company focused on the thermal management of electronics, and Richardson RFPD have announced a new distribution partnership. The new line of ATS cold plates will be available through Richardson RFPD, adding a reliable, high-performance liquid cooling solution for the distributor’s power electronics customers.
Review Display Systems has launched into the USA market. Headed by Alan Beale, the specialist supplier of displays, embedded systems and design solutions has set up offices in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
TTI has been honoured by TDK Europe with the Senten Manten Silver Award in the category of international volume distribution in their annual European Distribution Awards. It is the fifth time these European Distribution Awards have been presented by TDK Europe in the categories of international volume distribution, high-service distribution and local distribution.
Arrow Electronics has reported second-quarter 2018 sales of $7.39bn, an increase of 15% from sales of $6.42bn billion in the second quarter of 2017. Second-quarter net income of $170m compared with net income of $100m in the second quarter of 2017.