Hybrid Distribution Model Proliferates

Whether it’s called the open market, independent or non-franchised distribution, the channel that buys and sells excess and obsolete electronic component inventory has changed. A growing number of companies in this niche have ratcheted up their procurement and quality-control practices to the extent that component suppliers and many OEM customers acknowledge independents as a vital…

Avnet Unveils Artificial Intelligence Platform for Engineers, Others

Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today unveiled Ask Avnet, the industry’s first digital platform that integrates artificial intelligence (AI) and industry expertise on demand to help a wide range of customers, including engineers, procurement specialists and professional makers, find the critical insights and information they need daily to bring their technology solutions…

Bourns Adds Custom Options for Power Designs

In the interconnect, passive and electromechanical market, the slightest advantage can help secure a component’s spot in an OEM design. IP&E component manufacturer Bourns Inc. is expanding its competitive edge in the power electronics market by acquiring specific assets of the Transtek brand of magnetics components. Transtek’s product portfolio included custom transformers, inductors and coils…

Avnet’s Fay: Premier Farnell Builds on a ‘Solutions’ Ecosystem

Avnet Inc. says its acquisition of U.K.-based distributor Premier Farnell will help the company accelerate its digital transformation and make it a more critical partner to customers through the provision of a wider range of design engineering and supply chain solutions to move them swiftly and seamlessly from the idea and product conception stages to…