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Conrad invests €56m in logistics centre in Germany

European distributor Conrad has expanded its logistics facilities in Wernberg-Köblitz in response to sales growth and an expansion of its product offering. The expansion respresnts a €56m investment in the are of Wernberg-Köblitz. “Even though there were many reasons to move to a different location, we…

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Distributors build design software download momentum

Online distributors want engineers to get their design software from them. All of it will be downloadable from the distributors’ websites and some of it, not all, will be free. It was called the great design tool giveaway, which is not strictly true, at the Electronica exhibition in Munich last…

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Europe's distributors have a strong Q3

The European semiconductor distribution industry is looking forward to a healthy growth in 2014. According to DMASS (Distributors’ and Manufacturers’ Association of Semiconductor Specialists) semiconductor distribution sales in Q3 grew by 7.3% to €1.57bn. The UK, Germany, Turkey, Russia, Iberia, Austria and Israel all grew above the 7…

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Mouser signposts chips for security

Mouser Electronics has created a component sales and information website for developers of security systems. There is overview of IP cameras including a detailed system diagram with recommended components. This involves learning how an IP camera captures and transmits live images over a network, with remote viewing and user control…

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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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