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Component distribution can take hybrid approach

It’s a truism that no one is better placed to tell you what’s going on in the electronics industry than a distributor. Our business is to know what’s being sold, or needs to be sold, and where. As the gatekeepers of the buying and selling, it becomes…

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Market is heading out of the Doldrums

The maritime cliché “heading out of the Doldrums” nicely summarises the performance of the UK electronic components market in the first half of 2014. Having weathered the stormy waters of the global recession we suffered a series of squalls followed by a period of calm, and we are now catching…

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ARM's IoT OS is available from element14

ARM’s mbed development platform has its first third-party services partner, element14. The mbed OS is being presented as a free operating system for ARM Cortex-M processor-based embedded systems designs for internet of things (IoT) devices. ARM’s mbed platform provides free software libraries, hardware designs and…

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ADI signs a big distributor in Europe

Analog Devices has signed a distribution franchise agreement with EBV Elektronik for the EMEA region, except Russia, Ukraine and Israel, which will start in November. EBV Elektronik will represent ADI’s complete product portfolio, including data converters, amplifiers, DSPs, MEMs, power management ICs, and an extended linear and RF/microwave…

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Arrow has a new online strategy, European president explains why

Andy King, president of Arrow Electronics’ EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) components business speaks to Electronics Weely about the distributor’s new online presence. Q: What is parts.arrow.com? Andy King: parts.arrow.com is a fully integrated online product lifecycle services engine for electronic parts. It provides…

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Development tools are online focus for element14

Online distributor element14 has created a design centre which will offer information on development tools to support products on its linecard. The online design resource will include product information such as 360 degree images, videos and downloads, along with stock availability and price. There will also be a section with…

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Comment: Electronics living under the weight of expectation

Is the UK’s electronics supply chain staggering under the weight of expectation? This seems to be at odds with the growing optimism about the UK economy in general. Maybe it is unrealistic to expect that solid growth in the UK’s construction, industrial and financial sectors automatically translates into…

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