TE Bets Big on Sensors

TE Connectivity Inc. said it has reached an agreement to purchase Measurement Specialties Inc. for $1.7 billion, bolstering its presence in the sensors market and as part of continuing plans at the company to boost sales and profit via targeted acquisitions and expansion into fast growing segments of the electronics industry. The acquisition represents a…

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X-Factor Communications Signs Agreement With Avnet Embedded to Deliver New Digital Signage & Enterprise Mobile Messaging Solutions in the Americas

LYNDHURST, N.J. — X-Factor Communications, a premium provider of digital signage, enterprise messaging and alerts software today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement for the delivery of new and unique turnkey digital signage, mobile and enterprise communications products and services to customers in the Americas with Avnet Embedded, a division of Avnet Electronics…

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Avnet Memec & InvenSense Expand Their Partnership to Include a Rep Agreement

POING, Germany — Avnet Memec, an Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) company, has been appointed as a European representative for InvenSense International, Inc., the leading provider of MotionTracking™ system on chip (SoC) and Sound devices. The agreement builds on the successful distribution relationship announced early in 2013. According to Steve Haynes, president at Avnet Memec, the…

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Avnet Technology Solutions & HP Unveil HP All-in-One PCs to Drive Mobile Connectivity in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Avnet Technology Solutions, a solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) today announced an agreement to distribute the HP Slate 21 Pro and HP Pro One 400 AIO PC for basic business computing needs, enhancing efficiency and productivity in Indonesia. The HP All-in-One PCs address connectivity needs…

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Avnet Velocity’s Pascal Fernandez to Present at 10th Annual Advancing S&OP to Integrated Business Planning Conference in Berlin

PHOENIX — Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that Pascal Fernandez, vice president of Avnet Velocity, EMEA, will present a case study on collaborative supply chains at the 10th Annual Advancing S&OP to Integrated Business Planning Conference. The event takes place June 25-27, 2014, at the Steigenberger Hotel in Berlin. During…

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Apple Dictates MEMS Microphone Market

El Segundo, Calif. — Revolving around the needs of Apple Inc., the global market for microelectromechanical system (MEMS) microphone chips is split into two segments – bare dies and packaged MEMS – that are dominated by two suppliers Knowles Corp. and Infineon Technologies AG, reports IHS Technology. U.S.-based Knowles was the biggest supplier of packaged MEMS…

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