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Avnet Wins Back Microsemi Global Franchise

The Microchip Technology/Microsemi Corp. distribution channel is beginning to gel following the March acquisition of Microsemi by Microchip. Microsemi has joined Microchip in its authorization of Avnet Inc. to carry its complete product portfolio across the globe. This is the first major move by the merged entity as it assesses its combined distribution channel. For…

Microsoft Awards Arrow

Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) was awarded the Microsoft U.S. Partner Award for “highest cloud solution provider indirect revenue growth” this year. This award, during Microsoft’s global partner summit, recognizes Arrow for its innovative solutions, unique customer experiences, and noteworthy uses for Microsoft technologies throughout the year. “We are honored to receive this award from Microsoft,”…

Bourns Honors Arrow

Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced it has named global technology solutions provider Arrow Electronics as its 2017 North American Broadline Distributor of the Year. Bourns recognized Arrow for its implementation of lean six sigma practices that attracted an increasing customer base for Bourns® products, which resulted in outstanding…

Avnet’s Next Test: Avoiding the Serial Restructuring Trap

Avnet Inc. Is mending. It is not hale and hearty yet, though, and as it revels in recent financial wins, the distributor confronts a new challenge: shaking off the impression that it has fallen into an inescapable restructuring corkscrew. The perception that Avnet is perennially retooling operations clashes hard with the image that CEO William…

The Case for Further Distribution Consolidation

The electronics component distribution market is straining under severe margin pressures that are bound to persist until businesses in the sector come to terms with one harsh reality: there are too many of them. Further consolidation of the sector is necessary if surviving distributors are to reap the full benefits of restructuring actions undertaken in…

Gallagher Gauges Avnet’s Transformation

Phil Gallagher is optimistic about Avnet Inc. Following the announcement of the distributor’s fiscal Q2 earnings, the president of Avnet’s electronic components business assessed the company’s progress after a tumultuous 18 months. “We are making progress,” Gallagher said. “We are excited about where we are. We feel we are coming out the other side of a number…

Arrow Electronics: A Necessary Evolution in a Perilous Market

Arrow Electronics Inc. is knee-deep in the most consequential evolution in its history, one that has the potential to result in a complete transformation of its business and heavily impact the entire electronics value chain by forcing a reshaping of the design, engineering, new product introduction, procurement and the entire supply chain. Once finished, the…

Arrow on Fortune’s ‘Most Admired’ List

FORTUNE today named global technology-solutions provider Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) to its “World’s Most Admired Companies” list for the 18th time. For the fifth consecutive year, Arrow placed first in the “Wholesalers: Electronics and Office Equipment” category based on input from industry executives, directors and analysts. “It’s an honor to once again be named…