Consolidation in the semiconductor industry looks set to continue with news that Microchip Technology is set to buy Microsemi, per the Wall Street Journal. Talks between the two companies are continuing so no deal has been struck yet.
A collaboration between distributor Avnet Silica and Arkessa, a leading Machine-to-Machine (M2M) managed services provider, will deliver connectivity services for reprogrammable SIM products that will speed time-to-market for OEMs and enterprises that are developing and deploying IoT based applications.
Stadium Group has agreed to be acquired by TT Electronics in a £45.8million deal. Stadium Group directors say that while the business would have a strong independent future, they considered that the offer by TT provides shareholders with value at a level which adequately reflects both the quality of the Stadium business and its prospects.
Avnet and IDEMIA (formerly known as OT-Morpho) have joined forces to develop a future-proof cellular connectivity solution that meets the growing communication requirements for Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 applications.
Arrow Electronics has collaborated with Microsoft to offer a customer enablement experience based on a real use-case hardware, software and services solution aligned with Arrow’s mission to offer complete IoT solutions from “sensor-to-sunset”.
Newark element14 is helping KidsCode Jeunesse roll out 100,000 micro:bits across Canada to support the country’s CanCode initiative.
Cressall, has signed a global distribution agreement RS Components (RS), that will see items from its range of resistors and portable load bank units from any of the 32 countries where RS operates. For the agreement with RS, Cressall has produced a range of high current adjustable resistor kits suitable for many high power applications.
Premier Farnell is investing in a 360,000 sq. foot warehouse. The move follows the distributor adding £60m of additional inventory in the past 12 months which instigated a Europe-wide search for a new warehouse facility to support demand.
Arrow Electronics and Basler, a German supplier of industrial digital cameras, have signed an agreement under which Arrow will distribute the complete Basler range of products throughout the EMEA region. In addition, Arrow added Basler to its digital global linecard.