Avnet Memec and Silica unite

Following the announcement last year, Avnet Memec and Silica have officially formed one company, Avnet Silica. The newly combined business unit will be the European semiconductor specialist division for Avnet, supplying 15,000 customers.

Mario Orlandi, pictured, now president of Avnet Silica and former president of Silica, said it wishes to provide a smart connection between its customers and suppliers. “Avnet Silica aims to simplify complexity and to provide creative solutions, technologies and logistics. By moving to the Avnet Silica brand, we feel that it better reflects our position in the market as a leading distributor of innovative solutions.”

The company hopes this union will increase efficiency by pushing supply chain boundaries and decreasing time to market.