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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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UK benefits from stronger chip sales through distribution

Semiconductor sales through distribution channels in Europe grew by 5.3% to €1.6bn in the second quarter to the end of June, according to DMASS (Distributors’ and Manufacturers’ Association of Semiconductor Specialists). The UK semiconductor distribution market grew by 7.3% to €131m. Only Germany and Eastern Europe grew…

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Distributor gives Harwin 30% sales boost

Harwin has recognised distributor Mouser Electronics with a global sales achievement award. According to the connector manufacturer, the catalogue and online distributor increased sales of its connector ranges by more than 30% during 2013-2014. “Increasing sales by such a significant margin across in all markets – USA, Europe and Asia…

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Mouser launches comms website

Mouser Electronics has created an information website for engineers and customers working within the communications sector. The applications website covers communications end products such as optical line card, optical module and IP phone subsets, each with detailed block diagrams and the relevant product links on the Mouser website ranging from…

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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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