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RS to collaborate with crowdfunding platform

RS Components (RS) is collaborating with Crowdcube, a UK-based online equity crowdfunding platform, to help members of its DesignSpark engineering community bring their ideas to market.

The agreement is being described by RS a major expansion of the third-party services available to UK-based DesignSpark members. Members will now be able to apply through DesignSpark for equity crowdfunding. Crowdcube has delivered more than 500 successful funding ‘raises’ since its ...

Arrow signs global deal to carry Bosch MEMS sensors

Arrow Electronics has signed a global distribution agreement to supply Bosch Sensortec products. The two companies say they will pursue opportunities for inertial, environmental and smart sensors in applications including wearables, smart home, building automation, industry 4.0, domestic robots, toys, augmented and virtual reality and drones.

Silica to distribute Silego’s CMICs

Under a recently signed distribution agreement, Avnet Silica has been named Silego’s sole global distributor and its sole demand creation distributor in the Americas and Europe. The company will also work alongside Silego’s regional distributor network in Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China.

Embedded World: an overview

Mouser and Renesas announced a global distribution partnership at Embedded World. Together, the companies will focus on the latest software, development kits and MCUs that comprise the Synergy Platform “We have planned to work closely with Renesas,” said Mark Burr-Lonnon, senior vice president, EMEA and Asia, at Mouser. “But we’ve decided to focus initially on helping to launch the Renesas Synergy Platform.”

European semiconductor distribution market picks up

The European semiconductor industry had a strong final quarter of 2016, according to the distribution association DMASS. According to the organisation, the quarter ended with €1.79billion in sales, 5.8% higher than in Q4 2015. The full year ended with sales of €7.4bn, which represents an increase of 3.8% over 2015.

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.

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