MSC Technologies establishes new company structure
Semiconductor and embedded computing specialist MSC Technologies has concluded its new company structure. MSC Vertriebs GmbH and Gleichmann & Co. Electronics GmbH are merged to MSC Technologies GmbH (HQ: Stutensee). MSC Freiburg GmbH, Display Elektronik & Design GmbH and DSM Computer GmbH trade under MSC Technologies Systems GmbH (HQ: Freiburg). According to Manfred Schwarztrauber, president of MSC Technologies, "with this step, all companies in the MSC Gleichmann Group have now been successfully merged into the two new companies MSC Technologies GmbH and MSC Technologies Systems GmbH. As a result, we have accomplished that the different business units with varied areas of expertise are now more closely interlinked and our teams work together even more intensively. Our OEM customers benefit from this concentration of technical expertise and are able to secure a competitive advantage in their respective market segments with MSC Technologies' leading technological solutions." As part of the restructuring, MSC Technologies has restructured its web presence and puts intelligent embedded systems and display solutions at the center. A special display navigator allows a fast comparison of all available TFT, Touch, passive displays and monitors in a tabular form. In addition, the website shows mainboards, robust box PCs and high-performance 19-inch industrial systems, characterizing the complete variety of MSC Technologies' extended offering. The website is completed by wireless memory/storage, power and lighting distribution products. MSC is present in Europe in Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Spain, Switzerland and Turkey.
Avnet unveils its strategy for MSC
Following the acquisition of MSC, American semiconductor specialist Avnet has finally officialized its strategy for its new subsidiary. The German distributor will manage the distribution of embedded electronics in Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Spain, Switzerland and Turkey, while its own Avnet Embedded will focus on the remaining European countries (namely Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom).
Avnet acquires remaining interest in MSC Investoren GmbH
American distribution behemoth Avnet has acquired the remaining interest in semiconductor an embedded computing specialist MSC Group. This completes a two part transaction in which the majority interest was acquired on October 1, 2013.
Avnet to acquire MSC
American giant Avnet has entered into a agreement to acquire German electronic component, embedded computing technology and display specialist MSC. The agreement details a two-step approach whereby Avnet will acquire a majority interest in MSC Group after regulatory approval has been granted with the intent to acquire the remainder of the company within a short time frame. This transaction, which is subject to customary regulatory approvals, is expected to be immediately accretive to earnings and supports Avnet's long-term return on capital goal of 12.5%. MSC covers whole Europe through offices in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
MSC and Silicon Laboratories sign a distribution agreement
Silicon Laboratories has placed its trust in the strengths of German semiconductor specialist MSC Vertriebs as a demand creation partner and design-in-oriented sales channel. The new franchise initially covers Austria, Germany and Switzerland. It is to be extended to the whole of Europe in the near future. The Silicon Laboratories portfolio is broad and includes the following product areas: wireless, isolation, power, microcontrollers, timing/clocks, sensors, interface components, audio/video and modems.