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…
Another string to Cirkuit Planet's bow
After the launch of its MyWigo Android smartphones (currently one 10cm and one 13cm wide products, each under Android 4.2 Jelly Bean), Spanish vendor Cirkuit Planet has acquired a license to build and distribute Agfa Photo-branded action cameras, and becomes a direct competitor of GoPro.
Just Lamps discovers fake lamps in own stock
United Kingdom: after the embarrassment of finding fake Epson projector lamps in its stock, lamp distributor and counterfeit crusader Just Lamps is using the tale as a warning to resellers and users. Epson is the only major projector brand that doesn't supply products directly to the distributor, which has to source these products from distribution channels both locally and abroad. Despite harsh control measures, a few dozen offending lamps entered into its stock. Just Lamps is now working with Epson to identify the sources of these lamps. It will contact all customers who may have received a counterfeit lamp, advising them of new techniques to check their authenticity. Just Lamps will replace or refund suspect lamps.
Westcon and Edgewater Networks sign EMEA distribution agreement
Network and telecom VAD Westcon Convergence has signed an EMEA distribution agreement with Edgewater Networks, a specialist in video border security to drive growth in the video conferencing market for SMBs. Edgewater solutions remove the barriers of point of entry that resellers have previously faced trying to sell video conferencing solutions to SMBs both for the end user and the reseller. For the reseller accreditation and certification charges are lower than larger vendors therefore reducing cost of entry and increasing speed to market. The end user customer can also benefit from lower costs as less infrastructure is required, and the solution is easy and fast to deploy. Over the next months, Edgewater solutions ought to be available through Westcon Convergence offices in Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.