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Arrow adds Moons' LED lighting line

Arrow Electronics has signed the Moons’ LED lighting product line in Europe and the rest of the EMEA region. China-based Moons’ manufactures LED lighting drivers and controllers. Typically, Moons’ products carry five year warranties. According to Eric Williams, v-p of the lighting business at Arrow, the distributor’s…

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Digi-Key's green initiatives include ISO 14001:2004 certification

Digi-Key has a number of green initiatives including ISO 14001:2004 certification, environmentally friendly packaging, company-wide policies and best practices around reducing energy, waste, and paper usage, as well as increased recycling awareness. The distributor has started a successful e-scrap programme that breaks down unsellable products for…

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TDK awards Anglia for sales performance

TDK awards Anglia for sales performance

Anglia Components has been named TDK’s best-performing European distributor for the second year in a row. Last year, Anglia was presented with the European distributor of the year award for TDK’s Epcos brand products. “Our annual performance evaluation helps us to optimize our distributors’ line cards and…

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TTI signs TE with small order service

TE Connectivity has signed a distribution agreement with TTI Europe covering the EMEA market with a specific focus on TE heavy duty connectors. As part of the TE agreement TTI is offering pre-provisioned inventory with low Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ) conditions on selected products. Thomas Schmidt, senior vice president…

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Industrial chip market powers ahead in 2013/14

The market for chips used in industrial electronics had a strong year in 2013 and hopes are high for a repeat in 2014, according market watcher IHS Technology. The industrial electronics chip market finished 2013 on global revenues of $32.8bn, up 9% on 2012. Revenues for 2014 is projected…

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Digi-Key launches iPhone app for Freescale chips

Digi-Key and Freescale Semiconductor have created a mobile app which can be used to access product information and online ordering from the mobile device. A recent report by Forrester research found that 52% of B2B customers are using smartphones and/or tablets to buy products and 62% are using…

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RS eco-friendly LED buy-back service wins plaudits

RS Components has won the ‘Environment Product/Service Award’ for its LED products service at the Environment and Energy Awards 2014. The award recognised the efforts the distributor made to work with sustainability experts, and supply chain partner Dialight. There was also a buyback scheme, launched in November, for customers…

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Acal sees like-for-like sales up 4%

Acal says revenues from its electronics business are up 4% in the second half of the year and it expects results for the year are in line with expectations, in a trading update for its year ended 31 March 2014. Overall, the electronics distribution business, the lionshare of Acal’s…

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