Private Equity Firm Acquires C&K

An affiliate of both Sun Capital Partners, Inc. (“Sun Capital”) and Sun European Partners, LLP (“Sun European Partners”) today announces that it has acquired C&K Holdings, Inc. (“C&K” or the “Company”), one of the world’s most trusted brands of high-quality electromechanical switches. Terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. C&K was founded in 1928…

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RS Components Appoints Regional VP, Asia Pacific

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has announced the recent appointment of Frank Lee as Regional Vice President, Asia Pacific, who will lead and advance the strategic growth initiatives for RS in Asia Pacific. The appointment supports the region’s commitment to be the leading one-stop solution provider offering products from industrial to electronics,…

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Hughes-Peters Buys Hammond Electronics

Hughes-Peters is pleased to announce that we have acquired Hammond Electronics, a seventy year old Orlando based distributor. With this purchase Hughes-Peters expands into the Southeast market, adding locations in North Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Like Hughes-Peters, Hammond is an IPE distributor with strong value added capabilities. Both companies also have a philosophy of partnering…

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Alliance Memory Adds Distributor Inventory Search Tool

To make it easier for buyers to purchase its parts, Alliance Memory, a manufacturer of legacy DRAM, SRAM and SDRAM memory devices, now allows buyers to search and purchase distributor inventory at its website. The inventory includes parts on allocation or in uncommon packages and densities. The first roll-out focuses on inventory at its global…

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Pangea is Born: How will it Impact the Flash Memory Supply Chain?

If the planned $18 billion sale of Toshiba Corp.’s flash memory unit to a consortium led by Bain Capital Private Equity, LP survives legal objections and receives regulatory approval, the deal can be expected to result in higher component supplies within the next year, helping to allay OEM fears of tightening purchasing conditions for the…

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Digi-Key Adds New 3D Models for Vishay Optoelectronics

Digi-Key Electronics, a global electronic components distributor, today announced the addition of symbols, footprints, and 3D models for Vishay’s catalog of optoelectronics products. The models, made available via online parts library SnapEDA, can be downloaded for free for most major PCB design tools. Designers spend days creating digital models for each component in their circuit board designs. With…

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