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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.

Embedded FPGA technology to cut power in SoCs

Looking to address demand for lower cost devices which consume less power when used in data centre, software defined radio and wireless infrastructure applications, Achronix has announced Speedcore. The embedded FPGA (eFPGA) IP, based on the same architecture deployed in its Speedster 22i FPGAs, can be integrated into a customer’s SoC.

RS Components supports education with range of industrial engineering solutions

RS Components (RS) has introduced its new education hub to support schools, colleges and universities to make informed choices about the most appropriate industrial electronics and other engineering equipment to fulfil their teaching and support requirements, as well as to encourage creativity, design and innovation through the early adoption of the latest technologies.

Qualcomm signs Arrow to distribute processors targeted at embedded apps

In a change of marketing tactics, Qualcomm is making the newly launched Snapdragon 600E and 410E processors available through distribution. Recognising the need for long term availability, Qualcomm says customers will be able to source the parts ‘for a minimum of 10 years’. Initially, they will be supplied through Arrow Electronics, although the company says a global network of distributors will be created.

Arrow and Novasom sign EMEA distribution agreement

Arrow Electronics has confirmed a new distribution agreement with Novasom Industries, a global engineering company that develops advanced technology solutions for products and processes in the fields of embedded electronics. The agreement will cover the entire EMEA region.

Semiconductor distribution market slows in second quarter

Growth rate for European semiconductor distribution slowed down through Spring quarter. According to Distributors’ and Manufacturers’ Association of Semiconductor Specialists (DMASS), sales in the second quarter grew by 2.15% to €1.86billion over the same quarter last year.

Smiths Connectors and TTI sign an agreement

Following a distribution agreement, TTI can now offer Smiths Connectors’ interconnection product range across Europe. The agreement builds on a partnership between Smiths Connectors and Mateleco, the French specialist connector distributor acquired by TTI, and completes the business relationship already existing with TTI in the US.

Avnet outbids Datwyler to acquire Premier Farnell

Avnet says it has reached agreement with the Premier Farnell’s directors to acquire the company in an all cash offer which values the distributor at £691million. This is said to be a 12.1% premium over the offer from Datwyler, which was initially accepted by Premier Farnell’s board.

Stadium unifies power brands

Stadium Group has brought its Stadium Power and Stontronics brands together as one trading entity called Stadium Stontronics. The move is said by the company to give its customers access to a wider range of standard, custom and semi custom power supplies, with support from Regional Fulfilment Centres in Reading and Hong Kong and Regional Design Centres in Norwich and Shanghai.

FEEU signs exclusive distribution deal with Ambiq

Fujitsu Electronics Europe has added MCUs and real time clocks from Ambiq Micro to its portfolio. As part of the agreement, the company will become the exclusive distributor of Ambiq Micro products in Europe, following a transition period.

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