distributors

Takeaways From Arrow’s Q2 Conference Call

As one of the world’s two largest electronics distributors, Arrow Electronics Inc. has perspective from more than 700 electronics component suppliers and 100,000 or so customers. During its Q2 conference call with analysts, Arrow executives said Brexit is having a mixed impact on Arrow’s main businesses, components and computer systems; supplier consolidation is benefiting the…

EMA Acquires Accelerated Designs

Rochester, N.Y. – EMA Design Automation® (ema-eda.com), a full-service provider and innovator of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) solutions, has just announced the acquisition of Accelerated Designs, a company known for its dominance in EDA part library content and solutions including a 7.2-million-part database and its specialist library tool Ultra Librarian.  “One of the many challenges…

EPCOS to Acquire Tronics

Tokyo, Japan and Crolles, France – TDK Corporation (“TDK”, TSE: 6762) and Tronics Microsystems SA (“Tronics”, ISIN:FR0004175099 ALTRO) jointly announced today that TDK’s wholly-owned subsidiary EPCOS AG (“EPCOS”), a leading manufacturer of electronic components, modules and systems based in Munich, Germany, and Tronics have signed a tender offer agreement pursuant to which EPCOS will launch…

Avnet Bid May Spark Bidding War for Premier Farnell

If Avnet Inc. really wants Premier Farnell plc, it will have to write a much bigger check than the £691 million ($912 million) it has offered for the company. The acquisition target’s market value surged to nearly £729 million only one day after Avnet made its bid, indicating investors believe the British distributor can attract…

STMicro Buys AMS NFC and RFID Reader Assets

Geneva, Switzerland – STMicroelectronics, (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronic applications, today announced that it has acquired ams’ (SIX: AMS) assets related to NFC[1] and RFID[2] reader business. ST has acquired intellectual property, technologies, products and business highly complementary to its secure microcontroller solutions serving mobile devices, wearables, banking, identification, industrial,…

Analog Devices to Buy Linear Tech for $14.8B

Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) will acquire Linear Technology for $14.8 billion, making it a tougher competitor in the analog semiconductor sector with expected annual revenues of about $5 billion. The combined companies will become an analog industry leader across product categories, including data converters, power management, amplifiers, interface, and RF and microwave products. The acquisition…