Distribution World – Industry whispers…

Distribution World – Industry whispers….A round-up of who’s doing what in the electronics distribution industry. Some of the people that have made the news in the past few weeks, keeping you up to date with what has been happening. Edited by Richard Wilson
Pacer Components , the opto and sensor distributor, has created two new divisions to focus on the sensors and laser product aspects of its business. The Opto & Sensor division will handle lines such as Optek, EG&G Vactec and Rohm sensors. The Lasers & Detectors division will handle the company’s laser diode and detector lines such as EG&G Canada, Mitsubishi and Rohm.
Electrospeed has picked up the specialist distributor of the year award from connector manufacturer Harting .
Fujitsu Microelectronics has appointed REP Design (UK) as technical and commercial sales representative in the UK for its GaAs microwave and digital GaAs IC product ranges.
Mercator , part of the Arrow group, is to sell and market LCD modules from European manufacturer Tecdis .
Kemet Electronics has presented Micromark , now part of the Abacuspolar Group, with a special award to commemorate its 10 year association with the distributor.
Astec has signed a distribution agreement with UR(UK ), the local subsidiary of UR Group, which was only set up in April. Astec’s UK distribution network will be realigned with the appointment of UR as a design-in distributor for its power modules and systems.
Swindon-based power conversion equipment and components specialist, Pulse Power & Measurement (PPM) has been appointed sole UK distributor by Crydom for its range of RF, HV, DIP and SIP reed relay products.
Real Time Products (RTP) has agreed with CS Verilog to distribute and support its range of CASE technologies across the UK and Ireland. Included are Verilog’s software tools for real-time, distributed, embedded and critical systems. Tooled up for a design deal
Future Electronics European technical director Fred Knowles is seen (left) and Geoff Revill, v-p Europe for Software Development Systems (SDS) at the signing of last month’s Motorola microprocessor design tool agreement between the companies.
“We will be the first distributor to provide a complete, hardware and software, development solution to users of Motorola embedded processors,” commented Knowles about the deal with embedded design tool firm SDS, which will provide direct design-in support for the ranges of 16- and 32-bit Motorola processors.
“The increasing size and maturity of the embedded systems market is fuelling a growing demand from customers for an integrated solution addressing their time to market needs,”added Knowles.

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