Partstat Partner Newswire: January 2021

By Logan Wamsley

Mouser Adds Record Number of Manufacturers to Line Card in 2020

Despite the various challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Mouser managed to add 74 new manufactures to its line card in 2020, a record for the organization.

Among the new manufacturers added by Mouser are Mini-Circuits, BittWare, a Molex company, and Trinamic, which is now part of Maxim Integrated. The additions particularly show Mouser’s emphasis on the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) market, with 20 of the new additions being embedded manufacturers.

“With this record number of new manufacturers added in 2020, we reinforce our commitment to offering our customers the most comprehensive lineup of leading technologies across all product categories,” says Jeff Newell, Mouser Electronics’ senior vice president of products, in a press release.

Arrow Announces New Chief Operating Officer

Arrow Electronics has revealed in a press release that Sean J. Kerins has been named the company’s new chief operating officer, directly reporting to chairman, president, and CEO Michael J. Long.

Kerins previously served as president of Arrow’s global enterprise computing solutions business since 2014. Prior to that, he was president of enterprise computing solutions for the North American region since 2010, and vice president of storage and networking since 2007. Before his work at Arrow, he spent ten years at EMC in sales, marketing, and professional services roles around the world. Earlier in his career, he held progressively senior roles at Coopers & Lybrand Consulting, and served as an industrial engineer with General Motors.

“Sean’s leadership and proven track record at Arrow make him the ideal executive to advance innovation across our global sales, marketing, and operations,” said Long. “Our commitment to succession planning provides continuity and certainty to our customers and suppliers.”

Digi-Key Becomes Carrier of Raspberry Pi Products

Digi-Key has announced that it has become an official Raspberry Pi authorized distributor.

With more than 36 million platforms sold, Raspberry Pi has been used as a platform for a variety of initiatives from rapid prototyping to production-ready designs. Raspberry Pi’s full line of products includes low-cost, high-performance computers and development boards designed to help users of all levels with computing and digital making.

“We are excited to offer the entire Raspberry Pi product portfolio to Digi-Key’s customers around the globe,” said David Sandys, director of technical marketing at Digi-Key in a press release. “Raspberry Pi truly shares our commitment to come alongside engineers around the world and inspire them as they take their innovations from ideation through design and prototyping to production.”

“We have continued to see a huge acceleration in the use of Raspberry Pi products across a wide range of industrial applications, so we are very excited to add Digi-Key as an authorized distributor focused on serving the industrial market for us globally,” said Mike Buffham, chief commercial officer at Raspberry Pi.

Future Extends Franchise Sales Agreement with Maxim Integrated

Effective as of January 1, 2021, Future Electronics has announced an agreement to extend its franchise sales agreement with Maxim Integrated Products into the EMEA Region.

The extension of the franchise to EMEA (excluding Israel) was part of a planned progression by Maxim Integrated to make Future Electronics a global supplier of its broad portfolio of power and analogue products. The franchise roll-out has been implemented in steps, starting with the Americas in 2016 and then an extension into Asia in 2018.

“Future Electronics is playing an important role on the world stage by supporting design engineers on their journey through solution discovery, evaluation, and adoption,” said Patrick Moore, Managing Director, Worldwide SMB Sales & Distribution of Maxim Integrated in a press release. “Adding Future Electronics to our distribution network in EMEA provides complementary value to our strong existing channel and increases the product and supply chain support available to our customers throughout the region.”

Karim Yasmine, Corporate Vice President of Strategic Supplier Development of Future Electronics, echoed the sentiment. “Future Electronics’ guiding principle is to Delight the Customer with best-in-class products and solutions, as well as a renowned portfolio of engineering, design support and logistics services,” she said. “We are proud that Maxim Integrated has recognized the strength of the Future Electronics offering by completing the extension of its franchise to give us global coverage of its outstanding portfolio of products.”