EBV Elektronik launches its blog
Semiconductor specialist EBV Elektronik has launched its own news network the EBVBlog to share news and stories from EBV as well as covering technology and market trends in the EMEA region. It gives an insight view of EBV featuring interview, videos, events and exhibition as well as covering technology developments, sciences and physics. Additionally the EBVBlog highlights an Internet of Things and a Vertical Segments area. It links to the EBV Live Wall displaying live all social media feeds of EBV and its suppliers at one glance. The Live Wall streams events etc. in a news ticker style via Twitter.
Avnet names Patrick Zammit Avnet Technology Solutions Global President
American distributor Avnet has promoted Patrick Zammit to serve as global president for Avnet Technology Solutions, one of two global operating groups within Avnet. Zammit previously served as president of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA. Zammit will be responsible for the strategic direction, day-to-day operations and performance of the group globally. Zammit's appointment is effective immediately, and he will report directly to Avnet Chief Executive Officer Rick Hamada, succeeding Phil Gallagher. As a global IT solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions transforms technology into business solutions for customers around the world. It collaborates with customers and suppliers to create and deliver services, software and hardware solutions that address the changing needs of end-user customers. The group serves customers and suppliers in North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa. It generated €8.3 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2014. Zammit began his career with Arthur Andersen and joined Avnet in 1993. He held a series of positions in finance, operations and strategic planning and served as president of EBV Elektronik, an Avnet company, before being promoted to regional president of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA in 2006. He graduated from the Business School ESLSCA with the French equivalent of a master's degree in business administration. Zammit succeeds Phil Gallagher who remains with Avnet to help ensure a smooth leadership transition.
Avnet eyes return to European M&A scene
After taking a break to "digest" its latest acquisitions, American multispecialist Avnet could be set to get back on the M&A trail in Europe next year, with converged systems, security, and licensing renewals earmarked as key target areas. The firm has not made any buyouts in Europe for a year, since the acquisition of German embedded electronics specialist MSC. A voluntary hiatus as the distributor seemingly needed time to digest Magirus, the last major acquisition in the past seven or eight years. Now that is its ready to enter the M&A arena, Avnet may look to turn its focus towards different areas. The future deals are geared towards new competencies and higher-value market areas, such as onverged systems, security (on a pan-European basis, especially around Cisco and RSA), license renewals and services (source : Channelnomics EU).
EBV Elektronik celebrates 20 years of its industry leading brochure MIP
Semiconductor specialist EBV Elektronik celebrates the 20th anniversary of its MIP brochure. The MIP (Marketing Innovative Products) is one of the longest-serving, still existing brochures in EMEA semiconductor distribution with the goal to support engineers in their product selection process. The content includes the latest innovative products and technologies selected by the FAEs, Sales Team and Technical Marketing of EBV. So far the brochure appears twice a year in June and October. 10,000 hard copies are presented directly in front to the customer with no mass mailing involved. The MIP is also available as an app for tablet devices. In fact, the MIP, together with the TQ, were the first magazines in EMEA semiconductor distribution which were offered as apps.
EBV Elektronik signs agreement with Samsung Semiconductor for distribution of LED components
Semiconductor specialist EBV Elektronik signed an agreement with Samsung Semiconductor Europe for distribution of Samsung's LED component products in EMEA region. With Samsung on board, EBV Elektronik now offer a wider range of products from mid- power LEDs to high-power emitters, along with COBs, LED modules, and LED packages for automotive, TV and IT markets through its offices in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.