Future Electronics Announces New Franchise Agreement with Gemalto

Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has announced a new franchise agreement with Gemalto. Gemalto, based in Amsterdam, is a world leader in digital security, delivering easy-to-use technologies that authenticate identities, encrypt and protect data in personal devices, connected objects, the cloud, and in between. The new agreement for the Americas includes…

Sager Electronics Announces Director of Sales Operations

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components, welcomes Lori Rapoza as Director of Sales Operations. In this position, Ms. Rapoza will be responsible for increasing productivity and driving results through the implementation, management and improvement of programs, systems and processes. “With over twenty years of experience, Lori brings to…

ERA Appoints Manufacturer and Distributor Delegates to Its Executive Committee

The Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) has announced that it has added distributor and manufacturer delegates to its Executive Committee, which also includes six representative members charged with carrying out the policies of the association as directed by the board of directors. Ken Bellero, president of Schaffner EMC Inc., has been appointed as the manufacturer delegate…

Yole: Organic Displays Still Seeking Scale

Vendors in the organic display technologies market are taking a page from the semiconductor industry and are developing toolkits that enable the manufacturing of organic displays on existing equipment, according to Yole Développement (Yole). This capability could mean the difference between widespread adoption of organic display technology or its limitation to niche markets. “The OSC [organic semiconductor]…

Samsung Electronics to Acquire Harman

Samsung Electronics and Harman International Industries, Incorporated today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Samsung will acquire HARMAN for $112.00 per share in cash, or total equity value of approximately $8.0 billion.  Upon closing, the transaction will immediately give Samsung a significant presence in the large and rapidly growing market…

Avnet Names Execs to Transformation Team

Avnet Inc. is wasting no time on its journey toward transformation. The global electronics distributor today announced a series of executive appointments it said will bolster its efforts to support customers through every stage of a product’s lifecycle. Yesterday, Avnet announced the acquisition of Hackster.io, a developer site for the design and programming of IoT products.…

Avnet Acquires Majority in Hackster

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) announced today that it has acquired a majority interest in Hackster, Inc. (“Hackster.io”) as the first step of a two part transaction in which Avnet will acquire the remainder of the company in January 2017. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Hackster.io is an online community that helps users globally learn how…

STMicro Shows Solutions to Make Everything Smarter

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, will demonstrate the power of technology to make manufacturing, driving, and devices smarter and securely connected at Electronica 2016 in Munich (Nov 8-11, Hall A5 Booth 207). The full spectrum of ST activities is available at smarter.st.com/electronica-2016. Technologies for Smart Industry…