Partstat Partner Newswire: June 2020

By Logan Wamsley

Digi-Key Enters into Distribution Partnership with Amphenol Procom

According to a recent press release, Digi-Key Electronics has recently expanded its product portfolio by signing a U.S. distribution partnership with Amphenol Procom. This expansion is part of Digi-Key’s Marketplace initiative to broaden the product offering now available for customers.

Amphenol Procom serves a wide range of markets including public safety, aviation, telecom, hazardous environments, IoT, transportation, and industrial. Their product offering consists of base station antennas, mobile radio antennas, portable radio antennas, RF combiners, RF filters, and DAS solutions.

“We are thrilled to round out our full Amphenol product line with Amphenol Procom,” said David Stein, Vice President, Global Supplier Management at Digi-Key. “We know that our customers desire the largest availability of product offerings, and with our Marketplace offering, we are able to offer more product lines than ever before.”

Mouser Electronics Wins Americas Catalog Distributor of the Year Award from Vishay

Mouser Electronics, Inc. has been named the 2019 Americas Catalog Distributor of the Year by Vishay Intertechnology, a leading global manufacturer of a wide range of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components, for the second straight year.

According to an article on Business Wire, Mouser received the award for its new product introduction support, customer acquisition, and increased part count into the design market. The company also was awarded the distinction of 2019 Americas Catalog Passives Distributor of the Year.

“We are pleased to present the Mouser team with these two awards for their exceptional performance,” said Dave Valletta, Executive Vice President of Sales at Vishay. “In 2019, Mouser expanded its demand creation efforts with a highly efficient new product stocking process, getting more of our products to more customers. We thank their entire Americas team for this achievement.”

“We are honored to receive these elite awards from our valued partner Vishay,” said Jeff Newell, Senior Vice President of Products at Mouser. “Mouser customers around the world depend on Vishay components for their designs, and we greatly appreciate our ever-growing partnership.”

Arrow Electronics Offers Free Engineering Consultations to Hong Kong Startups

With 5G networks poised to take advantage of AI-powered IoT edge and endpoint devices in the coming years, Arrow Electronics is reaching out to local technology startups in Hong Kong to help them in the development of 5G-ready and AI-powered IoT devices.

The company announced this month it will be offering free engineering consultations to Hong Kong-based startups at its Arrow Open Lab at the Hong Kong Science Park (HKSTP) to registered members until the end of the year.

“We established our first Open Lab in Hong Kong as part of our long-term commitment to give local technology companies as well as the university community access to world-class engineering expertise and resources,” said Simon Yu, president of Arrow’s Asia-Pacific components business in a press release. “I am delighted to welcome technology innovators, developers, and academia to our free engineering consultations at Arrow Open Lab so they can gain the necessary advice and resources to commercialize their innovative ideas into business opportunities in the 5G and AI era.”

“We thank Arrow, being one of the incredible partners, for its long-term support for accelerating the innovative journey of technology companies and universities in Hong Kong with us,” said Peter Yeung, Head of Electronics/ICT Clusters & Smart City Platform of HKSTP. “The Arrow Open Lab has a track record of helping high-growth companies leverage the power of AIoT and 5G. Now, with free consultations available, it is exciting to see Arrow’s expertise being delivered to a wider audience, helping startups at Science Park and beyond to expand the possibilities of innovation.”