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Avnet buys Spectre, boosts rf and wireless position

Avnet has signed a definitive agreement to acquire most of the business of Spectre (Communications), a specialist distributor of communications and wireless solutions to its customers. With immediate effect, the company will be integrated into Avnet Memec UK.

Anglia launches M2M division

Anglia Components has launched a new business unit targeting the M2M market. Anglia M2M is supported by 15 suppliers, including Cinterion, Fastrax and Ember.

Service brings success

As parent company EBV turns 40, EBV UK reflects on 13 years of growth and its number two position in the UK and Ireland market.

Designs on Distribution: Amplicon Electronics

Brighton, it has to be said, is not the epicentre of the distribution world. But Amplicon has made the City its home for the last 35 years, developing a niche in serving industrial markets with computer based automation and test systems.

Start ups take centre stage at SAME

SAME provided a useful showcase for a number of start ups. Combining near field communications (NFC), sensor and Bluetooth technologies, Apilinx has developed secure devices for remote patient monitoring.

Ground broken for new warehouse

Avnet Logistics has broken ground in the construction of a new warehouse in Poing. With a total capacity of almost 32,000 sq. m, the building will house one of the most modern distribution centres in the electronics industry. Expected to be fully operational in 2011, the facility is intended to enhance product delivery efficiency increase levels of customer service.

Stabilisation in Q2 for top EMS vendors

The global electronics contract manufacturing business showed signs of stabilisation in the second quarter with the top players experiencing a collective return to growth, according to market analysist iSuppi.

XMOS signs Digi-Key distribution deal

Digi-Key has signed a global distribution agreement with XMOS, covering the latter's complete range of event driven processors and development boards. Included in the agreement is the XS1-L1 chip, which provides embedded software developers with a scalable multicore solution, which enables them to build complete systems in software.

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