Intel Capital Invests $20 Million in Kno

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Intel Capital, Intel Corporation’s global investment organization, today announced a $20 million investment in Kno Inc., an education software company. The investment is part of a $30 million Series-C round led by Intel Capital, which includes participation from Andreessen Horowitz, Advance Publications, First Round Capital, FLOODGATE and SV Angels. Kno will…

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RS Components Launches RS Partsfinder

OXFORD, United Kingdom — RS Components (RS) the world’s largest high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products and the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), has launched RS Partsfinder, a simple, free browser plug-in that enables instant access to the searchable RS database of over 300,000 products from any web page. Users simply highlight…

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What’s in a Name?

Digi-Key's announcement that it will no longer be printing catalogues raises an interesting question: Should Digi-Key continue to be referred to as a “catalogue” distributor? This particular dilemma isn't unique to Digi-Key. During recent interviews for EBN's Top 25 Distributor supplement, I've spoken with several companies traditionally classified as catalogue distributors: {complink 12966|Allied Electronics Inc.},…

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Electrocomponents Provides Trade Update

LONDON — Electrocomponents plc, the leading international high service distributor, has today issued a trading update for the year ended 31 March 2011, ahead of the announcement of preliminary results on 27 May 2011. Since the Group’s Interim Management Statement on 4 February 2011 sales growth has remained strong despite more demanding comparatives. In the…

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EBN Wins ‘Best of the Web’ Award

EBN today bagged one of min's “Best of the Web Awards” in the business-to-business category for sites relaunched in the last year. We beat other sites resurrected over the course of the last 12 months by competing media organizations. The award was given out Thursday, April 7, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York…

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Pulse Sends Letter to Shareholders

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Pulse Electronics Corporation (NYSE: PULS), a leading provider of electronic components, today announced that it has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission the Company’s definitive proxy statement for its May 18, 2011 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and a letter sent to Pulse’s shareholders from Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ralph…

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Anaren Receives Stock Offer

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Anaren, Inc. (Nasdaq:ANEN) today announced that AML Communications, Inc. (AMLJ) advised the Company earlier today that AMLJ has received a formal binding offer from Microsemi Corporation (MSCC) to acquire all of the outstanding shares of AML common stock for $2.50 per share in cash upon the terms and conditions set forth in…

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Avnet Memec Unveils New Website

POING, GERMANY — Avnet Memec has today unveiled its new website, making it quicker and simpler for design engineers to find the product and support information required. The new online service at www.avnet-memec.eu now includes video content and tutorials for core products and technologies that are backed by support from Avnet Memec's own engineering team.…

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