Avnet loses its President
American multispecialist Avnet has announced that Avnet Technology Solutions Global President Phil Gallagher intends to step down from his current role to focus on new career opportunities in line with his personal goals. Mr. Gallagher will stay in place until a successor is named and will assist in a collaborative transition. The company has initiated a search to replace him and expects to have a new leader in place by the end of the calendar year.
Avnet Abacus expands range of high-temperature and high-reliability capacitors from AVX and Panasonic
Semiconductor specialist Avnet Abacus has expanded its extensive range of passive components with new high-temperature and high-reliability capacitors from AVX and Panasonic Europe. Targeting diverse applications in aerospace, defence, industrial and medical markets, the capacitors are designed to offer high-reliability operation in often-extreme environmental conditions. Increasing levels of integration in aerospace and defence industries have led to electronic systems often being positioned in close proximity to heat sources such as automobile or aircraft engines, therefore demanding components that can operate above usually specified temperature limits. Maximum operating temperatures are also increasing significantly, in some cases beyond 200°C, particularly in applications such as automotive systems or down-hole drilling equipment. In addition, there is more and more demand for electronic systems that offer precision and stability at temperatures up to 175°C in industrial and medical fields. To meet these demands, Avnet Abacus is now stocking through its offices in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom, a range of high-temperature capacitors from AVX and Panasonic.
Kemet's extended component portfolio available from Avnet Abacus boosts passive and electro-mechanical product options
Semiconductor specialist Avnet Abacus is carrying a substantially augmented range of passive and electro-mechanical devices from electronic component vendor Kemet. The Kemet product line, which previously focused on capacitor technologies, now includes a broad selection of supercapacitors, miniature signal relays, AC line filters and metal composite inductors, gained through the company's joint venture with Japanese component manufacturer NEC TOKIN, announced last year. The ability to source this extended Kemet portfolio from Avnet Abacus means that Europe-based electronics design engineers can benefit from a much selection of devices for their projects, with the additional bonus of local technical support from the distributor's product specialists in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
Avnet Abacus customers gain greater product choice from Omron distribution deal
Semiconductor specialist Avnet Abacus has signed a pan-European franchise deal with automation vendor Omron Electronic Components. This agreement results from the recent acquisition by Avnet of the MSC Group. Avnet Abacus is now authorised to distribute the full portfolio of Omron Electronic Components', which includes relays, switches, connectors and sensing devices used in many applications including the building automation and security, healthcare and medical, energy, and home appliances markets, through its offices in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom. The distributor is offering a broad range of Omron switches, including snap action and detection devices supplied in a variety of actuators, termination and mounting styles. In addition, the portfolio features high-reliability FPC & PCB connectors, including models that offer Omron's patented rotary backlock mechanism.
Avnet Names Michael Buseman Chief Global Logistics and Operations Officer
Multispecialist Avnet has named Michael Buseman as chief global logistics and operations officer. As announced in July, Avnet's current global logistics and operations officer, Gerry Fay, was promoted to global president for Avnet Electronics Marketing. Buseman was selected to succeed Fay based on a strong background of more than 25 years of experience in the electronics industry. Having begun his career as a process and manufacturing engineer, Buseman is an accomplished operating and supply chain executive with global experience managing manufacturing and warehouse operations in the electronics manufacturing systems (EMS) provider space.