distributors

Takeaways From Arrow’s Q2 Conference Call

As one of the world’s two largest electronics distributors, Arrow Electronics Inc. has perspective from more than 700 electronics component suppliers and 100,000 or so customers. During its Q2 conference call with analysts, Arrow executives said Brexit is having a mixed impact on Arrow’s main businesses, components and computer systems; supplier consolidation is benefiting the…

EMA Acquires Accelerated Designs

Rochester, N.Y. – EMA Design Automation® (ema-eda.com), a full-service provider and innovator of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) solutions, has just announced the acquisition of Accelerated Designs, a company known for its dominance in EDA part library content and solutions including a 7.2-million-part database and its specialist library tool Ultra Librarian.  “One of the many challenges…

Semiconductor Sales Rise Slightly in Q2

Washington — The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $79.1 billion during the second quarter of 2016, an increase of 1.0 percent over the previous quarter and a decrease of 5.8 percent compared to the second quarter of 2015. Global sales for the…

Avnet Expands Global Franchise with Cypress

Phoenix, Ariz. —Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced the expansion of its global franchise agreement with Cypress Semiconductor Corp. to include the portfolio of their recently acquired wireless Internet of Things (IOT) products. Effective immediately, Avnet customers in the Americas, EMEA and Asia, excluding Japan, will have access to the complete…

Arrow Q2 Sales Flat

Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) today reported second-quarter 2016 net income of $134.3 million, or $1.45 per share on a diluted basis, compared with net income of $123.9 million, or $1.28 per share on a diluted basis, in the second quarter of 2015. Excluding certain items1, net income would have been $152.7 million, or $1.65 per…

Can Big Data Solve the Counterfeiting Problem?

The electronics supply chain has been trying almost from its inception to prevent or weed out counterfeit components. Solutions to date include marking components with a unique identifier and procuring parts only through authorized channels. But several companies in recent months have suggested that following the data generated by a component’s manufacturing, test, QC and…

Mouser Stocks Panasonic PAN1740 Experimenter Kit

Mouser Electronics now stocks the Panasonic PAN1740 Experimenter Kit, a development tool for the PAN1740 series Bluetooth Low Energy module. Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the PAN1740 Experimenter Kit from Panasonic. The PAN1740 Experimenter Kit is a development tool for the Panasonic PAN1740 Series Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) module. The PAN1740 targets consumer applications…

Future Electronics Hosts Microsemi Boot Camp Training

Montreal, Canada – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, recently announced that the company will be hosting a Microsemi Boot Camp Training event at its corporate headquarters in Montreal from August 1st through August 4th, 2016. 30 Future Advanced Engineers from across the Americas will be participating in this week-long Microsemi training seminar, which will…

RFMW, Akoustis Sign Distribution Deal

San Jose, California – RFMW Ltd. and Akoustis Technologies, Inc. of Huntersville, North Carolina, have announced a distribution agreement effective July 1, 2016. Akoustis Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB:AKTS) (“Akoustis”), is a manufacturer of innovative BulkONE™ bulk acoustic wave (BAW) high band RF filters for mobile wireless and general purpose RF catalog components. RFMW Ltd. is a specialized…