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DISTRIBUTION CORNER Electronic component search engine Partstat High-reliability switches and keycaps for aimed at distributors and OEMs broadcast applications Partstat, LLC has released what it claims to be a next genera- Luso Electronics Distribution now makes available a range of tion electronic component search engine for distributors, origi- sample kits of high-reliability switches and keycaps, pri- nal equipment manufacturers, contract electronic manufacturers marily aimed at broadcast applications, among others. The and engineers needing inventory products are manufactured by availabilities and other critical data Veetronix, a maker of keyboard on electronic components. Partstat and panel-mount switches for now has information for over 10 various markets, including video million unique parts including data and audio mixing-desk equip- sheets, pricing and lead times. An ment and in numerous military algorithm automatically scores suppliers based on credentials, and government applications. potential obsolescence of parts. The site communicates with Luso is the exclusive UK and Ire- the global franchised distributor network for over 2,000 different land distributor for the Veetronix range. Among the devices product lines and gives users a satellite view of the suppliers available are ‘07’ and ‘08’ type switches featuring lock-in facility. Users also have access to easy to read charts that show alignment leads and sealed-reed contacts. The low-profile 08 the trending analysis on pricing, quantity levels and lead times switches are suitable for rack-mount panels in particular. as far back as 1 year. The data in Partstat is updated daily. Luso Electronics Partstat www.lusoelectronics.com www.partstat.com Digi-Key to distribute LED products Premier Farnell acquires China-based from Luminus Devices globally Shenzhen Embest Technology Digi-Key has signed a global distribution agreement with LED Premier Farnell has completed its acquisition of Shenzhen manufacturer Luminus Devices. “Solid-state lighting is one of Embest Technology Co Ltd (Embest), a provider of embed- the fastest-growing segments in today’s fast-paced market,” ded system development boards and tools. Embest, which is said Mark Zack, vice president, based in China, will provide solutions to customers of Premier global semiconductor product, Farnell across the world. The addition of Embest’s products and Digi-Key Corporation. “Luminus’ services enables Premier Farnell to offer design engineering products, with their value-added customers unique, end-to-end solutions that add value at every and module-like offerings, sup- stage of the design process, improving efficiency and bringing port our full solution approach. new products to market faster. The move illustrates Premier High-efficiency, reliable LED Farnell’s investment in its proven strategy for profitable growth, lighting products have seen becoming a global web and engineering solutions provider, exponential expansion in recent years and Luminus Devices whilst expanding into the growing Chinese market. The acqui- is among the leading suppliers of these technologies.” sition also gives Premier Farnell access to Embest’s CooCox Digi-Key open source, web-based IDE for ARM based designs. www.digikey.com Premier Farnell www.element14.com Future Electronics launches Italian Mouser launches harsh environments and Spanish websites technology site Future Electronics announces the launch of its Italian and Span- Mouser Electronics has launched a new technology site fea- ish language websites as part of the company’s efforts to more turing Harsh Environments. The new site contains technical effectively serve the growing markets in Italy and Spain, while information that aids design engineers’ thought process in continuing to expand its online presence on a global basis. developing and designing new solutions that meet the most In addition to providing localised stringent, rigorous operating content, these websites will provide conditions (dust, water, and even customers with Future Electron- corrosive atmospheres, high ics’ comprehensive search engine temperatures and pressures). in Italian and Spanish. The new Other areas covered are the IP websites also offer a Technical Code (IEC 60529) and NEMA Resources section with articles, Type Number (NEMA 250). These events and promotions specific to ratings designate the various types and degrees of protection each region. The sites will allow Spanish and Italian customers afforded to electrical equipment by a housing or enclosure. In to transact in their local languages while still offering the same addition, the site provides extra resources to help spearhead product information and technical resources that are available design development such as in-depth industry articles, white on the Global Website. These local language websites represent papers and a comprehensive library of technical resources. the long-term commitment to the growing markets in Europe. Mouser Electronics Future Electronics www.mouser.com www.FutureElectronics.com www.electronics-eetimes.com Electronic Engineering Times Europe September 2012 49


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