Commercial News Category

The EBV Wolpertinger Awards 2015 took place yesterday. During the award show which honoured the best and most successful marketing and communications actions in cooperation with our suppliers we announced a special highlight: EBV’s IoT campaign which will support our customers in designing successful applications for a  “Smart, Secure, Connected – Everywhere”! The IoT push was announced with the stunning visual of a young woman embedded in an exciting background picture. The EBV IoT visual – stay tuned for the final image which will be released in the next days! DuringRead More
NXP Semiconductors has agreed to buy fellow chipmaker Freescale. As a result the combined enterprise value is over $40 billion creating a high performance mixed signal semiconductor industry leader, with combined revenue of greater than $10 billion. Together, NXP and Freescale will become the market leader in automotive semiconductor solutions and the market leader in general purpose microcontroller (MCU) products. The combined company will capitalize on the growing opportunities created by the accelerating demand for security, connectivity and processing according to NXP. Both companies are heavily focusing on the Internet of Things market.Read More
On Friday evening last week, Avnet CEO Rick Hamada talked to Jim Cramer in his show Mad Money about the second quarter fiscal year 2015 results. One of the key topics was the strong business in Europe as well as the strong role of Germany regarding the components business. According to Hamada the big number of innovations and the expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT), along with the high demand for sensors and servers are key elements of Avnet’s success. Read the complete Avnet, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2015Read More
Will it blend? During Microsoft’s Windows 10 event a new hardware piece was stealing the new OS the show: the HoloLens. The headset is what you would expect from blending Occulus Rift and Google Glasses! The futuristic device combines virtual reality glasses, augmented reality and live video in one sleek package. image: Microsoft The HoloLens creates high-definition holograms in the physical space around you and enables you to interact with them using your hands. The demonstrations Microsoft has shown during the event yesterday have been truly ground-braking as the HoloLens offers you completely new possibilities on howRead More
What could be better than the Embedded World this year in Nuremberg, Februray 24th-26th? Nothing! EBV’s booth will be all about the Internet of Things (IoT). However, that’s not all as we will show our demos, feature applications from our suppliers and invite experts from our manufacturers to provide their knowledge to our visitors.  The EBV booth will hold some more really cool stuff, for example our Event Live Wall which will show you all updates from our suppliers and EBV via Twitter. See your own Tweets on the wall and join from everywhere inRead More
The number of devices connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) is exploding but there is still no agreement on shared standards for the IoT. IoTivity, an open source software framework, is an attempt to establish an IoT standard in order to enable devices, products and services for the Internet of Things. Last July several tech heavyweights, including Cisco, Intel, Samsung and Atmel teamed up and founded the Open Interconnected Consortium (OIC) with the goal to improve interoperability and streamlining connectivity. The group, which has over 50 members, has launched the Preview Release version ofRead More
Avnet Inc. has released its first Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report sharing the company’s vision for social stewardship and sustainability, and reporting on efforts in the following areas: Avnet in the supply chain, environmental impact, people and culture and community involvement. The company, which was recognised by the Ethisphere Institute, an independent center of research promoting best practices in corporate ethics and governance, as a 2014 World’s Most Ethical Company®, generated a revenue of $27.5 billion in FY14 and currently employs over 18.000 people in in more than 400 offices globally. Avnet Vision We aspireRead More
It is this time of the year again… the time of electronics! The CES 2015 kicked of yesterday in Las Vegas and like the city it is the show of superlatives! More than 3600 exhibitors and over 150.000 attendees turn the “consumer electronics show” into a true spectacle around tomorrow’s leading technologies like health and biotech, fitness and sports, internet of things (IoT), lifestyle electronics, sensor technology, smart home innovations and tons of other ideas and new products from established companies to ground-breaking start-ups. (If you’re not excited yet, clickRead More
The first day of the electronica 2014 is over and it has been a great time. We are looking forward to the next three days. For everyone that missed the show today, we created this little summary and a first overview of our booth. We are present in hall A5 booth 575, here is what it looks like: IoT and Vertical Segments @Electronica EBV presents comprehensive Internet of Things (IoT) solutions which highly profit from our Vertical Segment structure. Connecting a lot of devices via the cloud or directly, for example via Bluetooth,Read More
In the semiconductor industry we face new challenges on a daily basis, weather working in an automotive related position trying to improve driver safety or maybe in the RF& wireless segment searching for Internet of Things solutions. For us at EBV this constant change results in the need for ongoing innovation to support our customers perfectly. We are driven by the new ideas and endless possibilities that modern technology offers to us these days. Our constant search for improvement is reflected in the huge amount of knowledge and support inRead More