30 Dec '11, 12am

Future of distribution is online, says Premier Farnell director | #distribution #electronics

For industry as a whole, 2011 has been a challenging year due to the global economic climate, the ongoing crisis in the Euro zone and the effect of the natural disasters in Japan and Thailand. Due to the geographical location of significant amounts of component manufacturing capacity, the electronics industry has perhaps been affected more than many other sectors of industry. Set against this, we have seen high levels of activity and innovation in certain sectors such as solid state lighting, renewable energy, life sciences and robotics. These are areas where Farnell has invested heavily in identifying and offering the latest products supported by a wide range of information and dedicated microsites. For high service distributors like Farnell who draw many 100,000s of product lines from device manufacturers all over the globe, the combination of the economic situation and ...

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