Electronic Distribution News

Fanless PC has AMD quad-core processor

TinyGreenPC has introduced a smaller version of its fanless PC, which now has an AMD Quad Core processor. Incorporating the quad-core AMD A4 Micro-6700T, the TinyGreenPC fitlet features up to 8Gbyte of memory, Radeon R3 graphics, up to 6Gbyte of solid state STA storage and up to 4Gbit…

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Mouser adds to open source board sales channel

Mouser Electronics has added to its open source hardware offering. The distributor’s Open Source Hardware Technology website now has an updated product selector  which allows users to select a board  from 30 different parameters including processor type and speed, memory and expansion capabilities, wireless and wired networking, user interface…

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Digi-Key boosts TechZones

Digi-Key has improved its online TechZones, as part of a website update. The TechZones are designed to give design engineers an at-a-glance aggregate view of new products, technical resources and application-specific content…

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Distribution sales up, but dark clouds ahead

Component sales in the UK  through distribution seem to be on the rise, but Europe slowdown still threatens . According to latest data from the Electronic Components Supply Network (ECSN),  show that billings among its distributor members increased by 10% in March compared to the previous month and by 2% when…

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Microlease sees sales business as good for growth

Microlease is bidding to expand its test equipment rental business across Europe following an expansion of its activities selling test systems from Keysight Technologies, formerly Agilent Technologies. The Harrow-based instrument rental company has become an authorised distributor for the full range of Keysight’s products in the UK. Microlease…

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Anti-counterfeit measures must be balanced, says distributor

Over the past twelve months the supply chain has been undergoing a subtle change. Measures which have been introduced by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to prevent counterfeit components from reaching their production lines can also restrict the continuity of supply. The first sign of a tighter supply-chain process was…

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Distributors still see power of face-to-face sales meetings

Buying of components via the websites of distributors such as Digi-Key, Farnell, Mouser and RS is now common practice. Online purchasing of components is fast and efficient, but is it killing the possibility of face-to-face sales meetings which some suppliers believe still has an important place in…

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Comment: Take component obsolescence seriously

Obsolescence and end-of-life (EOL) have historically been associated mainly with programmes in areas such as military and aerospace, due to a combination of equipment lifetimes and the cost of change. However, more industries now have component obsolescence problems. Industrial automation, for example, faces some of the largest challenges…

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