Swissbit goes global with Farnell element14

Farnell element14 has signed a global sales franchise agreement with Swissbit, a European supplier of industrial DRAM modules and flash storage products.

Swissbit, which was created through a management buy-out from Siemens Memory Products in 2001, specialises in long-term product availability for markets such as industrial automation, military…

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Making music with Arduino and the Raspberry Pis

RS Components is organising a design competition which gives Arduino or Raspberry Pi computer modules a musical flavour.

This is part of the distributor’s sponsorship of the Music Tech Fest London, taking place from 5-7 September at the London Symphony Orchestra’s own venue, the LSO St Lukes…

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Digi-Key to launch downloadable PCB design tool

Digi-Key is believed to be planning the introduction of a downloadable PCB design tool.

This will bring a significant new player into the market for free downloadable design tools.

“We expect to offer a specialist design tool very soon,” said Mark Larson, president of Digi-Key.

Larson said the…

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Anglia improves website with faster product search

Anglia has upgraded its online sales website with a faster search engine which it claims will ”half” product search times.

The Anglia Live website also now has forward and back ordering facilities, volume contract pricing and the facility to search suppliers’ full database of parts including parts not currently stocked…

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Future engineers get ARM accreditation

Future Electronics is strengthening its partnership with ARM by adding a microprocessor accredited engineer qualification to its ARM Accreditation Corporate Partnership.

As a result Future Electronics has committed all of its 75 field applications engineers in the EMEA region to gain the ARM Accredited MCU Engineer (AAME) certificate.

To gain…

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Defence supplier targets Europe with Avnet Memec

High reliability component manufacturer e2v has extended its distribution agreement with Avnet Memec to include the European aerospace and defence markets.

Avnet Memec has sold e2v’s specialist semiconductor products in other markets for a number of years.

“Avnet Memec has always had a strong presence in the defence and…

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Digi-Key sees UK sales grow 32%

Digi-Key says its business in the UK has grown by 32% this year.

This is a year after the online distributor launched a small order production sales business and created its first local sales office in the UK.

“All is going according to plan, but 32% growth figure in…

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UK distributors are cautious on growth

UK component distributors are predicting only  ”modest growth” in the market later in the year, according to the Electronic Components Supply Network (ecsn), the organisation for the electronic component supply chain.

The market figures for May from the ecsn show a slight decline in the book-to-bill ratio and…

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