Digi-Key Signs Low-Power Wi-Fi Maker GainSpan to Global Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced the addition of GainSpan, a leading supplier in the low-power 802.11 Wi-Fi market. GainSpan is a leading semiconductor solutions company in low-power Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi connectivity for the Internet of Things. Their…

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Digi-Key & Digilent Inc. Announce Global Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn.– Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, announced the signing of a distribution agreement with Digilent Inc. The company specializes in boards and engineering products used for technology-based educational design tools utilized by various students and universities worldwide. Digilent's education and development…

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EBV Elektronik Signs Distribution with Broadcom Corporation

PHOENIX — EBV Elektronik, an Avnet company (NYSE: AVT) and the leading specialist in EMEA semiconductor distribution, announced a distribution agreement for the EMEA region excluding Israel with Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a FORTUNE 500® company and global leader and innovator in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. “EBV provides the expertise and value…

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New Avnet Abacus Distribution Ups Access to Sensor Products in Europe

PHOENIX — Avnet Abacus, one of Europe’s leading interconnect, passive, electro-mechanical and power distributors and a business unit of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has signed a pan-European distribution deal with Measurement Specialties (MEAS), a global designer and manufacturer of sensors and sensor-based systems. The new franchise agreement…

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Koch Veers into Electronics with $7.2B Molex Acquisition

Koch Industries has agreed to purchase Molex Inc. for $7.2 billion in a transaction that will bring the 75-year old electronic components manufacturer into the fold of one of the world’s biggest and privately-owned industrial conglomerates. The transaction represents Koch’s deepest foray into the electronics industry and marks one of the biggest acquisitions in years…

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Peerless Adds Heavy Equipment Site

Peerless Electronics, Inc., a major factory authorized, stocking distributor of electromechanical and interconnect products, has launched its new online store showcasing switches, relays and circuit breakers and other electromechanical products for Heavy Equipment applications. Peerless customers will save time; view at-a-glance status and find it easier to shop online from product catalogs tailored to the…

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Notebook Display Shipments Slide

Both the notebook-PC and notebook-display markets have been in the doldrums for a while, and that’s unlikely to change. IHS this week reports that eight of the nine leading mobile PC brands reduced their LCD panel purchases in July, causing global market shipments to decline by 23 percent year-over-year. Worldwide notebook PC liquid crystal display…

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