Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet,
Inc. has inked a distribution agreement with ROAL Electronics, a supplier of
ballasts and LED power supplies, designed
specifically for solid state lighting applications - such as high-brightness
light emitting diodes (HBLEDs). ROAL Electronics' comprehensive product catalog
includes solutions for HBLED power conversion as well as high-efficiency power
conversion solutions for medical, telecom and industrial markets. Avnet will
distribute ROAL's line of ballasts and power supplies throughout the Americas.
Sales of semiconductors, interconnects, and other electronic components in North America were flat through the second quarter of 2015, reflecting a pattern that’s been repeating itself for several years.
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
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