Lantronix enters into sales, marketing and distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics
Lantronix, a provider of smart IoT (Internet of Things) connectivity solutions, has signed an agreement with semicondcutor specialist Arrow Electronics providing for sales and marketing programs, product delivery and distribution services for Lantronix products throughout the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions. Arrow Electronics has been a long standing distributor for Lantronix in the North America and Asia Pacific regions. The new collaboration with Arrow Electronics expands the Lantronix' sales and marketing reach, as well as its distribution network throughout the EMEA region, including Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine the United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, and Vatican City.
Tech Data appoints Jean-Paul Durand to chief ethics and compliance officer
American broadliner Tech Data has appointed Jean-Paul Durand to the new position of vice president, chief ethics and compliance officer. In this new global role, Durand will lead Tech Data's worldwide ethics and compliance program, including the company's policies and procedures designed to prevent and detect fraudulent conduct, encourage ethical behavior and a commitment to compliance with the law, and ensure adherence to Tech Data's Code of Conduct. Durand will report to David Vetter, the company's senior vice president, general counsel, as well as the Audit Committee of the company's board of directors. Durand has served as Tech Data's vice president, assistant general counsel since May 2011 and has been with Tech Data since 2000. The company also announced that Wayne Hanewicz has been promoted to vice president, assistant general counsel. Hanewicz has served as assistant general counsel since joining Tech Data in June 2009, leading the legal aspects of projects such as the issuance of Tech Data's $350 million senior notes. In his new role, he will be responsible for the US legal organization and report to Vetter. The company has also appointed a deputy ethics and compliance officer in both its Americas and European regions, reporting directly to Durand. These two new positions will be responsible for managing Tech Data's ethics and compliance program in their respective regions, assisting the chief ethics and compliance officer with monitoring compliance and developing reporting on program effectiveness. The company will also add the new position of regional counsel, Latin America to its Legal department, which will report directly to Vetter, as well as the new position of trade practice counsel, Europe, which will report to Norbert Sourek, the company's general counsel, Europe.
NQ Mobile enters strategic alliance with Ingram Micro Mobility
Mobile Internet service provider NQ Mobile has unveiled a strategic alliance with mobility and telephony specialist Ingram Micro Mobility. Through their distribution agreement, Ingram Micro Mobility will partner to distribute select NQ Mobile security applications through Europe, the Middle East and Africa, through its offices in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. Products included in the agreement are NQ Mobile Security (mobile anti-malware solution), NQ Mobile Vault (password protection and data encryption) and NQ Family Guardian (mobile parental protection).
EBV launches new website for its vertical segment FPGA
Semiconductor specialist EBV Elektronik now offers customers comprehensive online information on all applications, markets and technologies in the segment of programmable logic. EBV's FPGA website not only gives users an overview of markets and applications, it also offers a wealth of information – from general knowledge to detailed descriptions of applications. Visitors to EBV's FPGA website can zoom in precisely from the application level to the semiconductor area by clicking on the relevant product in the overview. This will not only take them to specifics such as technical specifications and logistics details, but will also open up an individual pre-filled form that allows interested individuals to contact the appropriate EBV product specialist. In the area of markets, the background information of the RF & Wireless website covers everything from automotive electronics and broadcast applications, through home appliances and consumer electronics, industrial electronics, defence and aeronautics, all the way to medical electronics, testing and measurement devices and even renewable energies – and it includes numerous subsections as well. The Broadcast Applications area shows just how completely the website covers the current range of applications. It takes users to microsites that offer detailed information on video coding/decoding, video processing and conversion, transmission technology and base stations. Another click takes the user from there to the level of semiconductors that can be used specifically with the application in question.
More acquisitions planned for ALSO
Presenting its 2013 results, broadliner ALSO has unveiled plans for more acquisitions in the coming months. These acquisitions can be made in any country where it does not belong to the local Top 3, and would target any similar distributor. In countries where ALSO is in the Top 3 (Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Switzerland, as it is more in the Top 5 in the Netherlands and Sweden), the acquisitions would target distributors which would allow it to strengthen its positions in the VAD business. Eyes wide open needed…