Partstat Partner Newswire: December 2019

By Logan Wamsley

Mouser, TTI Continue Formula E All-Electric Racing Sponsorship

For the sixth straight year, Mouser will be sponsoring the GEOX Dragon racing team for the 2019-20 ABB FIA Formula E Championship racing season. The sponsorship will be done in collaboration with TTI, Inc., Molex, and AVX. Former Formula One and World Endurance Car champion Brendon Hartley will represent the No. 6 car, while Audi ABT Schaeffler test and reserve driver Nico Müller will drive the No. 7 car.

Mouser and all of its collaborating sponsors are thrilled to be a part of this innovative racing series, which highlights some of the most advanced zero-emission technologies in racing today. Each car can produce a maximum power of 250 kW and can reach speeds up to 280 km/h.

“With the introduction of the Gen2 cars last season, Formula E really raised the bar on electric motorsports’ sustainability and performance,” said Todd McAtee, Vice President, Americas Business Development for Mouser Electronics in a press release. “We are very excited to team up with Molex and TTI, along with AVX, to sponsor GEOX DRAGON and to promote these innovative technologies.”

“TTI proudly joins Mouser in supporting this exciting sport and its spotlight on sustainable automotive technologies of the future,” said Mike Morton, TTI Chief Operating Officer.

“The new Formula E season promises to continue the evolution of this thrilling sport,” said Fred Bell, Vice President of Global Distribution for Molex. “Mouser and Molex have been proud supporters since the inception of Formula E, and we wish the GEOX DRAGON team a very safe and successful season.”

Avnet Vice President Named IoT World Leader of the Year

The Industrial IoT World 2019 IIoT Leader of the Year award recognizes individual executives whose outstanding leadership has resulted in the implementation and success of industrial IoT in their businesses and beyond. This award is voted on by a global community of more than 2,000 industry professionals.

This year, the award will go to Avnet Vice President Lou Lutostankski, who has spearheaded Avnet’s initiatives to become a world leader in the rapidly evolving IoT landscape.

“We owe our victory to all the talented teams at Avnet that bring our IoT solutions to market,” told Lutostanski to IoT World Today. “It started with the commitment of our senior leadership team, which was willing to invest in our IoT program with the belief that it could not only transform our company, but also add significant value to our suppliers and our customers. And ultimately, it’s the incredible talent of our organization that’s helped us shape, communicate and deliver our IoT message to the market.”

Arrow Hosts Fundraiser to Support American Military Families

On November 21, Arrow Electronics hosted the fourth annual Operation Help a Hero event in Orange County, California. According to a press release, all proceeds from the event go to Operation Help a Hero, a nonprofit dedicated to providing resources to the military community.

The event was held at Camp Pendleton, where Arrow employees, customers, and suppliers were joined by members of the United States Marine Corps. Operation Help a Hero provides essential items to those who are currently transitioning to home life following deployment. Other services include baby showers for expectant mothers and the coordination of holiday gift drives for Marine families in need.

This is just one example of the support Arrow has provided to its community over the years. In 2018 alone, Arrow employees donated nearly 6,000 volunteer hours in their local communities, supporting 165 charities at 747 events across both North and South America.

Digi-Key Launches 11th Annual DigiWish Giveaway

Once again with the launch of their annual holiday gift guide, Digi-Key will also launch the 11th Annual DigiWish giveaway to give 24 lucky engineers the tools they need to fuel their imaginations.

Participants in the event will have the chance to enter to win a Digi-Key product of their choice. To enter, participants must select one in-stock Digi-Key product valued at up to $100 and comment or post their “wish” on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using the hashtag #DigiWish between December 1st and 24th. One name will be drawn from the list of eligible candidates each day of the contest.

“At Digi-Key, we believe the holidays are just as much about giving as they are receiving, and that’s why we’re excited to grant 24 Digi-Wishes this year,” said Brooks Vigen, senior marketing manager at Digi-Key in a press release. “From the child interested in engineering, to the well-versed tinkerer, to the professional engineer, there’s nothing more exciting than receiving the electronic component you’ve been wishing for so you can build your next technology.”