Farnell element14 has been awarded a Tektronix Business Excellence Award for the “Best Pan EMEA Marketing Campaign 2017”. Farnell element14 has been recognised for its marketing creativity and execution by Tektronix for three years running. The award was presented to Farnell element14 at the Tektronix’s Partner Executive Conference in Mallorca, Spain.


During a company kickoff event for employees attending the annual TTI sales leadership conference, a special dedication ceremony took place to unveil the name of TTI’s newly constructed distribution center. Named in honour of the company’s founder and CEO, Paul Andrews, the facility has been crowned the Andrews Distribution Center.


Avnet has rung the changes in its European management team. Slobodan Puljarevic and Mario Orlandi were named President of Avnet EMEA, succeeding Miguel Fernandez, who retired from Avnet after more than 30 years. In their new roles they will report to Phil Gallagher, President of Avnet’s global components business.


Demand for key commodity components like chip capacitors is heavily outstripping supply at the moment. The market is growing, but lead-times are lengthening because demand from the high volume consumer market is soaking up the available capacity. The latest smartphones can include up to 1000 or more of these tiny devices. At the same time, there is increased demand from the automotive industry and the wider industrial market, writes Steve Rawlins, CEO, Anglia Components


A positive sales performance in January has enabled distributors in the UK and Ireland to start 2018 in fine fettle. According to the figures released by the afdec leadership group within the Electronic Components Supply network (ecsn) the consolidated total Monthly Billings in January 2018 leapt 21% when compared to the previous month and increased by 14.5% when compared to January 2017.