Semiconductor specialist Avnet Memec is now able to support customers with very long life projects following an agreement with Rochester Electronics. Rochester specialises in "Extension-of-Life" solutions for the support of mature and end-of-life semiconductors. Rochester Electronics' components offered by Avnet Memec will enable them to provide their customers with a complete support package from design right through to the end of the project life cycle. Customers developing products for the industrial, aerospace and defence markets will find the new service especially attractive. Rochester services and products are available through Avnet Memec offices in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and UK.
More acquisitions for Action
Happy with the results of its German subsidiary (built from the acquisition of bankrupt broadliner Devil), Polish broadliner Action has unveiled plans to further expand abroad, with the acquisition of more distributors out of Poland. More details to come in the coming weels of months (source : CRN Polska).
ArcServe expands in the Nordics
Backup editor ArcServe has reinforced its presence in Scandinavia with the appointment of two new distributors, network, security and storage VAD SEC Datacom (for Denmark, Norway and Sweden) and broadliner ALSO (for Estonia, Finland/a>, Latvia and Lithuania).
TD Maverick in 3D with RealFiction
Swedish holographic video display vendor RealFiction has inked a pan-European distribution partnership with AV specialist TD Maverick. The division of broadliner Tech Data will push its full Dreamoc offer in Europe through its offices in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Broadliner Ingram Micro has officially launched the European version of its Cloud Marketplace during its Cloud Summit, which took place in Barcelona, Spain, in the first days of April. Available since 2014 in the USA, Canada, then Mexico, the Cloud Marketplace is now opened on the British, Dutch and French markets. It includes initially products from Acronis, Cirius (secure email), Microsoft (Office 365), Nomadesk and Sidekick (migration to Office 365). Two more vendors, including Intel Security, are bound to join within a few weeks. In North America, the Cloud Marketplace has 70 vendors, with 200 different solutions. The marketplace will be launched in Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain and Sweden before summer, Eastern Europe following later. The distributor has also created its cloud programme, named Cloud Ignite Services. This service ought to help resellers support their customers, for any solution bought on the Cloud Marketplace, through a toll-free number dedicated to end customers. Finally, to support the business development of its Cloud Marketplace, Ingram Micro has launched a dedicated loyalty programme, dubbed Cloud Elevate. Already tallying 2000 resellers in North American, the Cloud Elevate programme includes special offers, rebates, training and support and replace any existing programme. All members will receive a 150€/100£ credit, to be used on the Cloud Marketplace.