Dätwyler Buys Premier Farnell as Distributors Hope to Gain Scale

Premier Farnell PLC said it has agreed to be purchased by a division of Swiss industrial components distributor Dätwyler Group AG for approximately $867 million, creating a bigger player in the European components distribution industry while putting an end to the saga of one of Britain’s biggest electronics distributors. The transaction is expected to set…

Bourns Awarded by Arrow Electronics

Riverside, Calif. – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that it has been honored by Arrow Electronics with a Perfect Order Index (POI) Award for 2015. This is the fourth consecutive year that Bourns has earned the highest Platinum level in thePerfect Order Index award program.  Arrow established the POI Awards program…

Future Electronics Stocks Infineon XMC450 Microcontroller

Pointe Claire, Canada — Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components founded in 1968 by Robert Miller, recently announced immediate shipping availability of Infineon’s XMC4500 microcontroller series for industrial applications. XMC4500 combines Infineon’s leading-edge peripheral set with an industry-standard ARM® Cortex®-M4 core, resulting in a power pack for energy-efficient industrial applications. The XMC4500…

Smith & Associates Appoints New CFO

Smith & Associates, the largest independent distributor of electronic components, today announces the appointment of Jason C. Fowler to the role of Chief Financial Officer. In this position, Fowler will oversee Smith & Associates’ global financial operations as the company expands its services and worldwide reach. Before joining the company, Fowler spent most of his…

Datwyler to Acquire Premier Farnell

Datwyler to acquire Premier Farnell for an enterprise value of CHF1,0921 million in a recommended all-cash offer. Today, the boards of Dätwyler Holding AG (“Datwyler”) and Premier Farnell plc (“Premier Farnell”) have reached agreement on the terms of a recommended all-cash offer by Datwyler for the entire issued and to be issued share capital of…

Mouser, Marvel Super Hero Video Exceeds 1.3M Views

Mouser Electronics Inc. is excited to announce that its very popular Project Heroes video series, developed in conjunction with Marvel Entertainment, has exceeded 1.3 million views on YouTube. Mouser and Marvel are bringing to life Super Hero technology straight from the movie Captain America: Civil War through the video series as part of Mouser’s Empowering Innovation Together™ program. The videos, designed…

Sager Recognized by Laird Technologies

Middleborough, Mass.  – Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components, today announced it has received Laird Technologies 2015 Distributor of the Year award. Laird announced the award at the 2016 Electronics Distribution Show (EDS) held May 11-13 in Las Vegas, Nevada. “Sager Electronics has once again achieved impressive sales results with our products,”…