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.
Analog Devices and EBV Elektronik sign distribution franchise agreement
Semiconductor specialist EBV Elektronik and DSP vendor Analog Devices have signed a distribution franchise agreement for the EMEA region, except Russia, Ukraine and Israel. EBV Elektronik will represent ADI's complete product portfolio, including data converters, amplifiers, DSPs, MEMs, power management ICs, and an extended linear and RF/microwave portfolio through its offices in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom. EBV Elektronik's existing line card is complementary to ADI's products and solutions, and will respond to the most demanding customer requirements. The two companies have an overlapping strategic focus on market segments such as industrial, automotive, energy, RF & wireless. Together, ADI and EBV will meet customers' expectations for high performance products and technical support. In addition, engineer-to-engineer training and technical exchanges are already underway to ensure customers get excellent design support.
EBV Elektronik and IP500 Alliance announce partnership
The IP500 Alliance has announced that semiconductor specialist EBV Elektronik has become a partner providing a global supply chain and technical support for the IP500 solution / RF module. IP500 is the global wireless standard platform for security and safety applications in the Internet of Things (IoT) landscape. The IP500 platform focuses on safety and security in building automation applications, allowing for fully interoperable connections between various devices e.g. temperature, motion, smoke, intrusion or HVAC sensors and actuators. By providing an integrated solution, based on 802.15.4 IEEE in the Sub-GHz band, the IP500 Standard is the only standard supporting international safety regulations (e.g. EN, VdS or UL) in an IPv6-based wireless mesh network at an affordable price. The IP500 standard is positioned to further drive applications in price-sensitive IoT segments such as smart grid, lighting or smart metering, as well as wearables with higher integration. This partnership will also support the IP500 members in applying the interoperable technologies that create opportunities for improved efficiency and faster time to market, which empower IP500 OEMs to launch their products in a local (worldwide) marketplace on time. The main challenge on a global basis is interoperability, combined with wireless low power network performance in an IoT application. The IP500 alliance is growing at a rapid pace as new OEMs and partners unite to deliver complete eco-systems for IoT applications: EBV Elektronik will now offer the IP500 modules within its EBVchips program, enabling new product and business opportunities for IP500 OEMs and partners. As part of the Avnet organization, EBV will be able to provide worldwide support and distribution.