Umasankar Pingali appointed Business President of Newark

 Premier Farnell, the Development Distributor, has appointed Umasankar Pingali to the role of Business President of Newark, its distribution business in the Americas. Uma will continue to report to Chris Breslin, President of Premier Farnell. Uma joined Premier Farnell in 2011 and became Regional Business President of Premier Farnell’s APAC business, element14, in 2015. Uma…

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…

TRACO Power Opens North American Office

TRACO Power, established more than 35 years ago, is a recognized leading designer & manufacturer of high quality DC/DC and AC/DC power conversion products. TRACO Power North America, a wholly owned subsidiary of TRACO Electronic AG with headquarters in Baar, Switzerland, will support the North American distribution network and support customers directly with both technical…

AC/DC Power Supplies: Stable Pricing, Lead Times

Buyers can expect stable pricing for AC/DC power supplies heading into the fourth quarter of 2014. Although lead times are stable, deliveries range from six to 24 weeks, according to the latest Avnet Market & Technology Trends report.  As demand grows across several market segments, buyers can expect power supply manufacturers to focus on developing new…