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New Electronics brings you the latest news from the electronic components distribution sector, including updates on franchises, market information and the availability of new products. We also bring you updates from industry associations in the UK and Europe.

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EU consortium to assist photonics companies

The EPRISE project, ‘Empowering Photonics through Regional Innovation Strategies in Europe’, brings together nine photonics innovation clusters and national photonics platforms from around Europe. The project aims to support companies who use photonics to enter four market sectors: medical technologies; pharmaceuticals; agriculture; and food.

The project coordinator, Cecilia Pinto, from the photonics innovation cluster Optitec in France commented: “We are ...

Deal with SparkFun adds maker products to Mouser site

A global distribution agreement between Mouser and SparkFun Electronics brings access to 500 SparkFun products, including SparkFun’s Arduino Pro, RedBoard and LilyPad tools. The move, according to Mouser, will enable industrial and enterprise customers to use maker technology in their advanced projects.

Anglia adds Littelfuse portfolio to its line card

Circuit protection specialist Littelfuse has appointed Anglia as a distributor for the UK and Ireland. The announcement not only gives Anglia’s customers access to Littelfuse’s range of cartridge and surface-mount fuses, resettable fuses and fuse holders, but also to suppression products such as metal oxide varistors, gas discharge tubes and TVS diodes.

Distributors expect 2.5% growth, according to ecsn

Demand for electronic components in the UK and Ireland is likely to grow in the range 0.8% to 4.3% in 2017, achieving a mid-point of 2.5%, according to the manufacturers’ authorised distributor (afdec) group within the Electronic Components Supply Network (ecsn).

What of mid-tier suppliers and manufacturers?

This year, electronica was buzzing with the news that Avnet had decided to buy Premier Farnell. Many distributors were excited by the prospects of being able to better address the needs of the burgeoning Maker Movement and the way in which the IoT was changing the dynamics of the distribution market – currently worth in excess of $350billion.

Future announces expanded agreement with NXP

Future Electronics has announced an expanded worldwide distribution agreement with NXP Semiconductors. This agreement will enable Future Electronics to support the full portfolio as a result of NXP’s December 2015 merger with Freescale Semiconductor.

Specialist distributor Heilind launches into Europe

Heilind, a specialist global distributor of electronic components, has rebranded its German operation. The MPS Group, acquired in April 2015, will now operate under the Heilind banner as Heilind Electronics comprising of two divisions, Heilind Electronics and Heilind Electronics Mil/Aero.

EBV launches Product Innovations department

EBV Elektronik, part of the Avnet group company and a specialist in semiconductor distribution, has announced that it is combining its EBVchips and EBVsolutions brands into its new department Product Innovations.

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