Anglia has signed a distribution agreement with EFORE to distribute its Digital Light range of programmable LED Drivers in the UK. EFORE’s Digital Light range supports a variety of LEDs and offer programming opportunities.
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.
Future Electronics has strengthened its customer-facing operations in the EMEA region with the appointment of a number of experienced executives to senior sales roles. The new appointments include the recruitment of Bernd Pfeil to be Vice-President of Sales for the Central Europe region, covering the D/A/CH countries of Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
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.
Mouser Electronics has agreed on a global distribution deal with Marvell Semiconductor. Mouser will distribute Marvell’s Fast Ethernet and Alaska Gigabit Ethernet physical layer (PHY) transceivers.
Microcontroller (MCU) sales are on the march, says IC Insights. The market is expected to continue hitting record-high annual revenues through 2022. In 2017 systems manufacturers stepped up purchases of microcontrollers in 2017 with unit shipments surging 22% and strong growth looks set to continue this year.
Renesas is buying Integrated Device Technology for $6.7bn. The boards of directors of both companies have unanimously approved the transaction. Closing of the transaction is expected to occur in the first half of 2019, following approvals by IDT shareholders and the relevant regulatory authorities.
The European electronic components distributor total available market (DTAM) continued to grow in Q2 2018, says Adam Fletcher, Chairman of the International Distributors of Electronics Association (IDEA).
Top prize in the Farnell element14 University IoT Challenge has been won by a University of West London (UWL) academic. Dr Ying Zhang, senior lecturer in Computer Science at the University’s School of Computing and Engineering, devised ear defenders which can dampen background noise, while amplifying important sounds such as speech and alarms or sirens.