Microwave Journal

e2v and Avnet Memec Extend European Distribution Agreement

October 24, 2008

Avnet Memec, the highly specialized semiconductor distributor of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, has extended its distribution partnership with e2v. The new agreement will be immediately effective for Germany, Italy, France, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Switzerland, Austria, UK, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Turkey and Eastern Europe. This expanded agreement reinforces the already strong position of Avnet Memec as e2v’s distributor in the UK and Ireland.

e2v's family of 8, 10 and 12-bit A/D converters has expanded to include sampling rates from 500 Msps to 5 Gsps, all without the need for additional off-chip external interleaving techniques. These ADC's provide receiver designers with market leading high linearity, ENOB and dynamic range, coupled with analog bandwidths from 1 GHz to over 3 GHz for true high IF sampling.

Avnet Memec received the e2v distributorship through the acquisition of Azzurri just a few months ago. “Since then Avnet Memec has proven to be a competent and reliable partner for e2v and was so able to extend the relationship to pan-European. This is reward for our activities over the last months and also highlights e2v’s trust in our expertise”, said Steve Haynes, president Avnet Memec.

Francis Ruffin, VP sales EMEA at e2v, commented, "Avnet Memec is recognized as a pan-European distributor and will contribute to give e2v's products more exposure in this specialized market through their understanding of customers' needs.”