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Analysis and comment on all matters pertaining to the supply chain and distribution of electronics components from Richard Wilson, editor of Electronics Weekly.

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Mouser powers up with Cosel

Mouser Electronics has signed power supply manufacturer Cosel. Mouser’s current offering from Cosel also includes power supply hardware such as power supply filters, heat sinks, connection harnesses, and mounting hardware as well as power supply peripheral components such as line filters, connection harnesses and thermal management. Cosel’s AC…

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TTI is not passive for FCI

TTI is not passive for FCI

TTI, the passives and electromechanical specialist, has won FCI’s European distributor of the year award for 2013. An important performance measurement was POS growth, but also the number and value of new designs, new customers and stock levels of new products. According to Michael Clarner, director distribution EMEA at…

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TT buys UK-based sensor manufacturer Roxspur

TT Electronics has bought sensor specialist Roxspur Measurement & Control (RM&C). The acquisition will add a range of temperature, flow, pressure, and level sensors together with calibration services to TT Electronics’ existing sensing and control product lines. As Pat Murray, divisional chief executive, sensing and control says: “RM…

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EBV launches industrial website

EBV Elektronik has launched a website providing market and product information of the industrial segment, such as manufacturing, energy management and transportation. Also presented are technical specifications and logistics details. There is also an individualised, pre-filled form that allows users to contact the appropriate EBV product specialist. “Besides the…

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Excelpoint of Singapore is tops for ams

Austria-based mixed-signal firm ams has announced its best performing distributors for 2013, with Excelpoint Systems of Singapore named as the winner of its overall ‘Best Distributor of the Year’ award. The Quality award went to Anatec AG of Switzerland. Other winners included Lifetime Value Growth awards for Ineltek…

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Chip makes cars more noisy

If you want to add the sound of a conventional internal combustion engine to electric and hybrid electric vehicles to alert pedestrains, then Toshiba has a chip. It is possible that one day so-called acoustic vehicle alerting systems will become more prevalent as legislators seek to establish a minimum…

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Kemet likes Digi-Key's online work

Digi-Key has been appluaded with a high-service distributor of the year award by passives supplier Kemet. As well as sales performance, the criteria were website marketing, customer base and the online distributor’s market share. “The award measures performance of our channel partners on key metrics that are…

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Acal plans £74m manufacturer acquisition

Acal plans £74m manufacturer acquisition

Acal has agreed to acquire the Norway-based manufacturer of electromagnetic products Noratel, which is owned by Trafo Holding, in a deal valued at £73.5m. Noratel’s specialities are transformers and chokes. The aquisition is a continuation of Acal’s plan to build up its bsuienss manufacturing specialist electronic…

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