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Panasonic sees Arrow grow sales in Europe

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Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems has named Arrow as its distributor of the year in Europe for 2015. Arrow achieved significant revenue growth with Panasonic. According to Jean Quecke, vice president, marketing and engineering, PEMCO EMEA, Arrow, collaboration with the supplier allowed the distributor to create “a more efficient and seamless workflow that delivered outstanding results”. Naohiro Yamamoto, product marketing director, Panasonic, said ...

Supply chain re-think needed, says v-p at ST

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OEMs need to re-think the way they manage their demand for electronics components if they are to handle the risks inherent in an increasingly complex supply chain, a speaker from STMicroelectronics told a conference hosted by Future Electronics in Leipzig last month. Alberto Della Chiesa, vice-president for supply chain solutions at STMicroelectronics, pointed out that e-commerce retailers such as Amazon have ...

Harwin praises high-performer Digi-Key

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Harwin has praised Digi-Key for increasing worldwide sales of its high reliability connectors and other products by over 50% this year, and named it as its top-performing distributor. The high-reliability connector and SMT board hardware manufacturer has been putting a focus on ts global distribution network and according to Doug Steele, Harwin’s distribution v-p, the company was “pleased with the performance ...

Udoo computer modules go global with Mouser

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ARM-based single board computer firm Udoo has made a global sales push and signed distributor Mouser Electronics. Udoo has a range of computer modules which are compatible with the Arduino design environment. The distributor will stock six versions of the Udoo SBCs, including the newly launched Udoo NEO, which is an open-source computing module based on a Freescale i.MX 6 SoloX applications ...

Digi-Key eyes the IoT market

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Digi-Key is considering widening the range of products it sells from its websites to take advantage of the growing market in design of devices and systems for the internet of things (IoT). The online distributor, which has been strategically focused on semiconductors, is looking at adding electromechanical products to its linecard. “The IoT has got us thinking that maybe it ...

New head of Digi-Key talks to Electronics Weekly

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Dave Doherty, the new president and chief operating officer of online distributor Digi-Key talks to Electronics Weekly about how the internet is changing the way engineers source components and the hype around IoT. Q: What do you see as the biggest challenges facing the electronics distribution sector? Dave Doherty : Adapting to the reality of a global economy.  This is ...

Mouser ships Intel Compute Stick

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Mouser is shipping the Intel Compute Stick with Ubuntu Linux which enables any screen with an HDMI interface to become a fully functional personal computer. The stick has pre-installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS OS. It has a 64-bit 1.33GHz Intel Atom Z3735F Quad-Core processor with 2 MB cache, integrated Intel HD graphics, and multi-channel digital audio. It plugs into any display ...

Gold medal-winner David Stone to speak at ECSN dinner

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Electronic Components Supply Network (ECSN) which represents the UK component supply chain will hold its industry dinner on 8th October in the Holiday Inn Hotel, Brighton. In keeping with recent ECSN dinners, there will be an open discussion session with national and international industry executives. The after-dinner keynote presentation this year will be delivered by David Stone MBE, the gold medal-winning ...

Mouser signs Adafruit

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Mouser has signed a global distribution agreement with Adafruit, the supplier of DIY electronics, kits, and open-source hardware that turn everyday objects into high-tech prototypes suitable for education and advanced production concepts. Mouser says it will offer same-day shipping on the Adafruit product line, including the Flora and Gemma wearable electronic platforms. These small but powerful boards incorporate programming based ...

RS adds paid-for upgrades to free 3D mechanical design

RS Components has added to the capabilities of its free 3D mechanical design tool with two paid-for modules. RS said that the base-level DesignSpark Mechanical software which was developed with 3D modelling software firm SpaceClaim, will remain free to users with continued support, new versions and updates into the foreseeable future. The first premium module called DesignSpark Mechanical Exchange adds ...