Story Makers

  • May 22, 2018

    Premier Farnell, the Development Distributor, has announced a substantial investment in product inventory as well as the addition of a number of new suppliers to its product offering. The distributor’s line card, now deeper and wider than ever, ensures customers access to the products they need, when they need them.

  • May 22, 2018

    Avnet Abacus, one of Europe’s leading interconnect, passive, electro-mechanical and power distributors and a regional business unit of Avnet, was recently recognized by Molex, with awards for excellence in market engagement, year-over-year growth and project conversion rate.

    In addition to being named 2017 EMEA Distributor of the Year, Avnet Abacus was also honored for top performance in two regional categories: Northern Europe Distributor of the Year, with credit to the UK team; and France,

  • May 15, 2018

    To break new ground, you first need to learn the terrain—and it always helps to have the right guide. CB Insights found that hardware startups falter for four main reasons:

  • May 8, 2018

    No one understands better the challenges and rewards of establishing a new tech enterprise than those who have taken the long and arduous journey. In this free eBook, element14 compiles insights from Community members who have successfully managed to go from maker to market. These entrepreneurs share their experiences, hoping to help smooth out some of the rough patches for the next generation of tech innovators.

  • May 7, 2018

    In the April 2018 edition of Avnet's Supply Chain Navigator journal, Avnet featured an exclusive interview with Stuart Pann, Chief Supply Chain Officer, HP Inc. Pann shared his insights on some of the supply chain strategies that he believes have been crucial in driving the “reinvention” of HP.

    Here's an excerpt:

    SCN: A recent study by HP and ATKearney estimates that $4-6 trillion (USD) of the global economy will be disrupted and redistributed in the next 10 years due to the

  • May 4, 2018

    As the building blocks of today’s network-centric and data-intensive systems and devices, connectors play a critically important role providing reliable and safe functioning for a variety of markets, including aerospace. In a recent article, Rob Toenies, product manager, Newark element14, shares insights into the bandwidth considerations and size, weight and power (SWaP) requirements design engineers must take into account when specifying connectors that can stand up to

  • May 2, 2018

    Avnet, a leading global technology distributor, and ODU, a worldwide leader in designing and manufacturing high-performance connector solutions and cable assemblies based in Camarillo, Calif., have announced the signing strategic agreement which authorizes Avnet to represent ODU-USA‘s entire connector solution portfolio, including ODU MINI-SNAP® and ODU MEDI-SNAP®, in the United States, Mexico and Canada.

  • April 24, 2018

    At its annual Supplier Conference last month, Rockwell Collins presented Avnet with the 2018 Commitment Award, one of three prestigious Vision and Corporate Values awards the company annually bestows on deserving suppliers.

  • April 16, 2018

    It’s time to get serious about securing the Internet of Things. That’s a topic of discussion at this year’s RSA Conference in San Francisco. The emergence of the connected world and the dramatic uptick in cyberattacks are posing real challenges, and industry must do more to maintain the highest standards of security, through each stage of the product lifecycle.

  • April 3, 2018

    As a leading global technology distributor, Avnet must stay two steps ahead of global supply and demand trends. One individual who helps make that possible is Wade McDaniel, vice president, solutions development and delivery for Avnet Velocity, Avnet’s global supply chain solution innovation center.