ECIA Announces Marketing Awards

Rosemont, Ill. –The winners of the ECIA Marketing Awards were announced at the 2016 ECIA Executive Conference in Chicago on October 24th. The award program, co-sponsored by Penton’s Design Engineering & Sourcing Group and ECIA, honored ECIA member companies for outstanding marketing efforts during 2015- 2016. The contest provides ECIA members a chance to spotlight their marketing materials…

Newark element14 Adds NECTOR M Power Connectors

Chicago, Ill. – Global electronics distributor Newark element14 today has added the NECTOR M power connectors from TE Connectivity (TE), a global leader in connectivity and sensors, to its product portfolio. The NECTOR M power system’s “plug and play” design provides the construction industry with a flexible and efficient alternative to hard-wired electrical connections for commercial, industrial and architectural lighting installations, power distributions and more. The…

Newark element14 Expands Freedom Development Platform

Chicago, Ill. – Global electronics distributor Newark element14 today announces the addition of a new NXP® low-cost development platform to its extensive portfolio of products for the Internet of Things (IoT). The FRDM-KW40Z is enabled by the Kinetis® W series KW40Z/30Z/20Z (KW40Z) family and is ideal for applications in the IoT space, including home automation, building automation and healthcare. Built on the ARM® Cortex®-M0+ processor,…

Dätwyler Buys Premier Farnell as Distributors Hope to Gain Scale

Premier Farnell PLC said it has agreed to be purchased by a division of Swiss industrial components distributor Dätwyler Group AG for approximately $867 million, creating a bigger player in the European components distribution industry while putting an end to the saga of one of Britain’s biggest electronics distributors. The transaction is expected to set…

Newark Element14 Adds Maxim Smart Force Reference Design

Newark element14 has expanded its Maxim portfolio to include Reference Design Boards and Evaluation Kits. This addition supports its extensive portfolio of data converters, amplifiers, clocks and timers, and microcontrollers, with products for power management, interface, RF and wireless, and memory. The latest addition from Maxim Integrated Products is the Smart Force Sensor Reference Design Board. Maxim Smart Force Sensor…

What Distributors Really Think about Amazon Business

Amazon Business, the B2B unit of Amazon.com, attended this year’s EDS conference for component manufacturers, distributors, and manufacturers’ representatives for the first time, driving a few distributors to tackle the issue of channel disruptors. Clearly, e-tailers like Amazon Business and Alibaba are a concern to the distribution channel as they directly compete with them. Authorized…

Amphenol Cables on Demand Available from Newark element14

Chicago, Ill. – Global electronics distributor Newark element14 has added hundreds of new products from the Amphenol Cables on Demand product line to its portfolio. Three connector categories in particular – the CAT6A Shielded RJ45 Cable Assemblies, BNC and SMA RF Coaxial Cable Assemblies, and Deluxe HD Molded D-Sub Cable Assemblies – are ideally suited for a vast array of…

Newark element14 Expands Passive Component Offerings

Newark element14 has expanded its product portfolio of passive components from industry-leading suppliers TE Connectivity, Ohmite, Bourns and Vishay. The new ranges include TE Corcom power line filters, Ohmite/Arcol HS aluminium-housed resistors, Bourns’ gas discharge tubes and Vishay high voltage flat chip resistors. The products are ideal for applications within the industrial, telecommunications and test equipment markets. “Newark…

Newark element14 Launches EVAL-ADICUP360 Board

Newark element14 today announces the launch of Analog Devices EVAL-ADICUP360 Evaluation Board.  The EVAL-ADICUP360 evaluation board is part of a comprehensive ecosystem which includes open source development tools, software examples, and hardware modules.  The hardware has an Arduino/ PMOD form factor for easy plug and play functionality and rapid prototyping with ADI or 3rd party shields. Key features…