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29th April 2020
Avnet Silica signs Qorvo in Europe and the Americas

Avnet Silica’s RF solutions portfolio in Europe and the Americas has been bolstered by a new supplier agreement with Qorvo.

28th April 2020
Why Low Quiescent Current Matters for Longer Battery Life

Battery life is getting increased scrutiny as our devices continue to shrink but are still expected to deliver more functionality and performance than ever before. Effectively extending battery life in future devices will require mastery of low quiescent current. This paper examines the role of low quiescent current in delivering the battery life essential for today’s (and tomorrow’s) connected devices. Read more here.

6th April 2020
Win A Maxim Integrated Essential Analog Sample Box

The Maxim Essential Analog toolkit contains a group of parts carefully selected to represent 20 product categories, highlighting key performance areas from power efficiency to precise measurement and rugged connectivity to reliable protection. These advanced integrated circuits (ICs) showcase an impressive range of features, including low power, low noise, multi-channel, high resolution, high accuracy and high speed. Ready to optimize your desig...

Events News
17th January 2020
Avnet Silica to host AI and ML demos at embedded world

Avnet Silica’s stand at embedded world in Nuremberg (February 25-27) will feature demos focused around two areas: the first zone concentrates on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies and applications; and a second more-wide-ranging zone covers a suite of important technology areas including connectivity, sensing, security, power, memory and software and services.

8th May 2019
ASIC design service broadens its reach into EMEA

Avnet Silica has added sister company Avnet ASIC Solutions to its line-up of standard services in EMEA opening the way for customers from SMEs to OEMs to follow a path from design through to manufacture. The business has been built around a 40-strong design team based in Israel and headed by Yulia Milshtein, Director of Operations and Business Development.

20th March 2019
eUICC IIoT solution connects on 2G/3G/4G and LTE-M

A family of eUICC products serving the industrial IoT market connecting on 2G/3G/4G and LTE-M cellular networks has been introduced by Avnet Silica. After the successful launch of the eUICC test pack with carrier partners Vodafone and Arkessa last year, Avnet Silica is bringing to market the corresponding Avnet eUICC3100 product family.

Events News
31st January 2019
Reaching further into IoT technologies at embedded world 2019

It has been announced that Avnet Silica will exhibit at this year’s embedded world, to be held at the Messe Nuremberg, Germany 26th to 28th February, 2019. On its booth located in Hall 1, Stand 370, Avnet Silica will highlight its competencies in different focused areas under the banner ‘technologies, solutions and services to reach further’.

Events News
23rd October 2018
The connected smart future at electronica 2018

At this year’s electronica trade fair, Avnet Silica, an Avnet company, will participate as part of the joint Avnet EMEA presence located in Hall C5, Stand 101. The company will showcase its advanced semiconductor-based solutions, and as one of four major business units on the stand, together will demonstrate the broad competences of Avnet’s unique ecosystem.

Events News
22nd October 2018
AI and deep learning showcased at Vision 2018

A series of advanced technology demonstrations, in conjunction with two of its leading suppliers, Xilinx and ON Semiconductor, will be centre stage for Avnet Silica at Vision 2018 in Stuttgart (November 6-8). The company’s stand will showcase AI and deep learning technologies, and will include six key demonstrations.

17th October 2018
Avnet Silica wins Xilinx plaudit

Avnet Silica has won an award for ‘Best Performance’ from Xilinx. The award was presented recently at Xilinx’s annual channel sales conference for the 2018 financial year. It specifically recognised the excellent performance in distribution achieved by Avnet Silica’s sales and engineering team located in the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland).

Events News
10th October 2018
End-to-end ecosystem guides engineers at EDS 2018

Avnet Silica will join forces with Farnell element14 at the Electronic Design Show in Coventry (October 17-18) to showcase Avnet’s end-to-end ecosystem which provides customers with support at every stage of the product lifecycle (Stand G42). Visitors will see an Avnet Silica demo station dedicated to hardware development kits tailored by its applications team.

14th September 2018
Avnet Silica wins distributor of the year award

It has been announced that Avnet Silica has received the ‘Distributor of the Year’ award from Nordic Semiconductor ASA, a fabless semiconductor company specialising in ultra-low power (ULP) and low power wireless communication. The ‘Distributor of the Year’ award was presented to Avnet Silica at Nordic’s recent annual sales conference.

21st August 2018
Avnet Silica wins ‘Distributor of the Year 2017’ from ON Semiconductor

The Distributor of the Year 2017 award from ON Semiconductor has been received by Avnet Silica, an Avnet company, for the second time. Each year, the semiconductor manufacturer honours its top distribution partners in each major sales region around the world, with Avnet Silica winning the award for 2017 for the EMEA region again.

3rd July 2018
EMEA pact unites Avnet Silica, Digi International

Avnet Silica has started selling products from Digi International in the EMEA region. It follows the signing of a global distribution agreement between the two companies. Digi International is a supplier of advanced wireless and System-on-Module (SOM) solutions for industrial markets and with Digi XBee RF modems and cellular modems.

20th June 2018
Passive RFID using UHF delivers long-range benefits in the IoT

For consumers, the impact of the IoT may be summarised as greater convenience, for example, many people now use contactless payment, something that is enabled by short-range RF communications between a payment terminal and a bank card, mobile phone or smart watch equipped with the same technology. Recently, the introduction of Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) RFID technology has extended that potential. By Costica Dima, Technical Marketing Manage...

26th February 2018
Collaboration accelerates IoT time to market

A collaboration between distributor Avnet Silica and Arkessa, a leading Machine-to-Machine (M2M) managed services provider, will deliver connectivity services for reprogrammable SIM products that will speed time-to-market for OEMs and enterprises that are developing and deploying IoT-based applications.

23rd February 2018
IoT ‘Plug & Play’ solution is "future proof"

Avnet and IDEMIA (formerly known as OT-Morpho) have joined forces to develop a future-proof cellular connectivity solution that meets the growing communication requirements for Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 applications. The new ‘plug & play’ eUICC (embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card) and SM-SR (Subscription Management Secure Routing) delivers product future-proofing capability to IoT application solution provi...

21st February 2018
Development board delivers low‑power wide‑area connectivity

A development board that delivers next-generation, low‑power wide‑area (LPWA) connectivity and targets use in machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications has been released by Avnet Silica. The NB-IoT Sensor Shield is compatible with the Arduino UNO R3 connector layout and is a multi-mode connectivity board that supports both the LTE Cat M1 and NarrowBand-IoT (LTE Cat.NB) air interfaces.  

Events News
18th January 2018
Registration doors swing open for SoC design workshops

Registration has opened for a series of interactive SpeedWay Design Workshops organised by Avnet Silica to help engineers jump-start the development of single-core Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC devices using the Avnet MiniZed Zynq SoC development kit, a cost-optimised prototyping platform for embedded vision and Industrial IoT systems.

11th December 2017
Avnet Silica signs TrackNet to offer IoT solutions

Avnet Silica has announced an agreement with TrackNet a LoRaWAN Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provider, which will enable the distributor to offer a highly scalable edge-to-enterprise platform for the development of IoT projects and applications, based around the LoRaWAN communications standard and including sensors, gateways, network servers and cloud services.

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