Renesas Consolidates Asia-Pacific Distribution Channel

Earlier this month, Renesas Electronics Corp. consolidated its distribution channel in Asia-Pacific, China and Taiwan. The semiconductor company terminated its relationship with global distributor WPI Group and added regional distributor WT Microelectronics. The move is notable as late last year World Peace Group (WPG), WPI’s parent, made a controversial bid to acquire a 30 percent…

Infineon’s Cypress Buy Shouldn’t Shake the Channel

Buyers probably won’t see a shakeup in the distribution channel as Infineon Technologies embarks on its $10 billion acquisition of Cypress Semiconductors. Both chip companies sell through global volume distributors Arrow Electronics Inc., Avnet Inc. and Future Electronics Inc. They also have Digi-Key, Mouser and Newark in common, small-volume (or “catalog”) distributors that cater to…

RFMW Acquisition Expands TTI’s Chip Expertise

IP&E expert TTI Inc. raised a few eyebrows when it acquired semiconductor specialty distributor Symmetry Electronics in July of 2017. The announcement of TTI’s intent to acquire RF/microwave expert RFMW Ltd. raised a few more. Until 2017, TTI focused exclusively on interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) components. Its expertise in these products has sustained TTI…

Electrocomponents Acquires MRO-Solutions Provider IESA

In line with our strategy to build out our value-added service proposition, Electrocomponents plc is pleased to announce that it has reached agreement to acquire IESA, a leading provider of value-added services to industrial customers for a cash consideration of £88 million. Acquisition of leading corporate MRO(1) marketplace provider of value-added services Significantly enhances the…

TT Electronics Completes Acquisition of Stadium Group

TT Electronics plc today announces that it has completed the acquisition of Stadium Group plc.  Stadium is a leading supplier of design-led technologies with product capabilities including connectivity solutions, power supplies, human machine interface (HMI) and electronic assemblies. Stadium designs and manufactures products for a wide range of applications including the smarter home, industrial robotics,…

C&K Acquires Vuillermoz

C&K, one of the world’s most trusted brands of high-quality electromechanical switches, today announces that it has acquired the company Vuillermoz, a micro-mechanical components and tooling company located in St. Claude, France. With over 20 years of experience, Vuillermoz provides precision components and customized tooling to a variety of market segments including medical, industrial, and…

Foxconn Unit Buys Belkin for $866M

Foxconn Interconnect Technology Limited (HKG: 6088), a subsidiary of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., and Belkin International, Inc. (Belkin®, Linksys®, Wemo®, Phyn® brands), jointly announced today the signing of a definitive agreement under which FIT agreed to acquire Belkin at US$866 million in cash, creating a global consumer electronics leader. Leveraging Belkin’s strength in research and development capabilities and consumer productschannel ,…