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Exclusive agreements for Farnell

Multichannel distributor Farnell has signed agreements with two passive component companies which it hopes will give customers exclusive access to the latest capacitor technology.

Spectrum rebrands itself

Semiconductor rep organisation Spectrum Electronics Group has renamed itself Ismosys in a move designed to reflect a new approach to the sales channel.

Brooks to head Avnet Embedded EMEA

Avnet Embedded has appointed Martin Brooks as vice president of Avnet Embedded. Brooks, who joined Avnet following the acquisition of Abacus, will be responsible for defining and executing the company’s embedded strategy.

UK and China join forces

Aggressive measures to help the UK electronics manufacturing industry by cutting lead times, reducing costs and improving flexibility have been announced by Components Bureau.

Energy harvesting kit

Texas Instruments has announced a solar energy harvesting development kit that converts ambient light into power in industrial, transportation, agricultural and commercial applications.

Companies link to form LYNX

Three European microwave representatives – Elexo of France, Globes Elektronik of Germany and Link Microtek of the UK – have collaborated to create LYNX.

Euro hub is six times size of predecessor

Nu Horizons Electronics has opened a new distribution centre in Coventry which is more than six times the size of its previous facility. The distribution centre will provide the additional stocking capability needed to support the expansion of the global distributor throughout Europe.

Access to services

ACAL Technology has opened what it claims is UK distribution’s most comprehensive resource for design and assembly.

Farnell signs global franchise with NXP

Premier Farnell has signed a global franchise agreement with NXP Semiconductors and put in place plans to significantly strengthen its stocking of NXP products, including discrete components, logic devices and ARM based microcontrollers.

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