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Mouser Electronics and Macnica Announce New Japan Strategic Partnership

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Berkshire Hathaway’s Mouser Electronics, Inc. and Macnica, Inc. have announced a new strategic partnership to deliver the highest levels of service and support to Japanese design engineers.

With the partnership, Macnica and Mouser are introducing a new co-branded website.

Macnica is the leading Japanese semiconductor distributor focused on offering technical support and the continuous advancement of its technological capabilities. Macnica has been successfully differentiated its position in the market by focusing on design in activities since its inception in 1972. Its geographical expansions to Asia, EU, and Americas started in 2008 to develop business with local customers beyond Japan.

Mouser is the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with an e-commerce model that makes it easy for engineers and buyers to find engineering quantities of the newest products for their designs. In addition, Mouser offers instant availability of both development tools and semiconductor products from the leading manufacturers.

“The online business has become increasingly important to our business. Mouser is a world-class e-commerce company focused on engineering quantities and new product introductions,” said Kiyoshi Nakashima, President and CEO of Macnica. “This joint partnership with Mouser will allow us to better serve our customers by offering an online presence combined with vast inventory, world-class fulfillment and Macnica’s technical support. We look forward to offering new value to Japanese customers and supporting them throughout their design cycle challenges.”

Through the partnership, customers in Japan can speed time-to-market by taking advantage of Macnica’s and Mouser’s complementary distribution models. Mouser will handle new product content and engineering quantities for prototype development, while Macnica will focus on volume distribution and technical support for engineers across Japan.

“We are excited to partner with Macnica and leverage our e-commerce and NPI expertise to serve engineering customers in Japan,” said Glenn Smith, Mouser President and CEO. “We will be able to maximize our strengths for mutual benefit and serve Japanese engineers with the highest levels of service while increasing our brand presence in this important market.”

© 2017 David Mazor

Disclosure: David Mazor is a freelance writer focusing on Berkshire Hathaway. The author is long in Berkshire Hathaway, and this article is not a recommendation on whether to buy or sell the stock. The information contained in this article should not be construed as personalized or individualized investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Mouser Electronics Signs Distribution Agreement with Samsung

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Berkshire Hathaway’s Mouser Electronics, Inc. has signed a global distribution agreement with Samsung to distribute the SAMSUNG ARTIK™ family of modules, development kits, and accessories.

The SAMSUNG ARTIK Smart IoT platform is designed to help developers capitalize on easy-to-use, open and enterprise-grade APIs, SDKs, and tools to quickly bring wearable, smart, and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to market.

“Mouser is excited to add the SAMSUNG ARTIK products to our IoT linecard,” said Jeff Newell, Sr. Vice President of Products at Mouser. “With our shared focus on prototyping within the design cycle, Mouser and Samsung can better fulfill demand for this technology around the world.”

John Kalkman, Vice President of Worldwide SAMSUNG ARTIK Platform Sales, Samsung Electronics, added, “We are pleased that Mouser has joined our growing list of global distributors to help speed customers in their IoT development and time to market. Mouser’s focus on delivering the newest technologies with best-in-class service, is a win for designers as demand for IoT applications continues to grow.”

The SAMSUNG ARTIK Smart IoT platform makes it easy to build and deploy secure, interoperable IoT products and services. The tiny, low-power, lightweight ARTIK 0 family — consisting of the ARTIK 020 and ARTIK 030 — is optimized for single-function IoT devices, such as door locks, lights, and sensors. The ARTIK 020 module integrates all of the necessary elements required for a Bluetooth® low energy application, while the ARTIK 030 module enables rapid development of wireless mesh networking solutions using ZigBee® or Thread® protocols.

The ARTIK 5 family includes the ARTIK 520 and ARTIK 530 modules. The ARTIK 520 is a highly integrated system-on-module (SoM) that uses a dual-core ARM® Cortex®-A7 processor and Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth, and ZigBee for secure point-to-point authentication and data transfer in home automation and home hub devices. The ARTIK 530 offers many of the same features as the ARTIK 520 module, but at a lower cost boosts performance with a quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor and support for Bluetooth 4.2 and Thread connectivity. For building high-end IoT gateways or multimedia applications, or for large amounts of local processing, the ARTIK 710 module offers an 8-core, 64-bit ARM Cortex A-53 processor and built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ZigBee, and Thread communication.

The SAMSUNG ARTIK modules are supported by development kits as well as accessory boards for some modules — including a camera, LCD screen, and sensor board.

© 2017 David Mazor

Disclosure: David Mazor is a freelance writer focusing on Berkshire Hathaway. The author is long in Berkshire Hathaway, and this article is not a recommendation on whether to buy or sell the stock. The information contained in this article should not be construed as personalized or individualized investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

ERP Power Signs Distribution Agreement with Mouser Electronics

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ERP Power LLC (ERP), a leading provider of small, smart and efficient LED drivers for the lighting industry, has signed a distribution agreement with Berkshire Hathaway’s Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor.

“It’s exciting to be literally powering the change to LED lighting across all types of businesses,” said Andy Williams, ERP executive vice president. “Mouser’s excellent customer service caters to engineers and the lighting design community, making online purchases quick and easy when designing unique, next generation LED lighting fixtures.”

ERP LED drivers deliver an industry-leading combination of compact size, embedded intelligence, extensive dimmer compatibility, wired/wireless controls, programmable outputs, and high efficiency – all at a competitive cost.

“LED lighting reduces utility costs, improves safety, creates ambiance, and enables interactive experiences wherever there are people,” said Keith Privett, Mouser Electronics VP Supplier Management. “ERP and Mouser want to collaborate with lighting fixture designers as we introduce new bright ideas for packing more power into smaller footprints – delivering cost savings for each application.”

© 2017 David Mazor

Disclosure: David Mazor is a freelance writer focusing on Berkshire Hathaway. The author is long in Berkshire Hathaway, and this article is not a recommendation on whether to buy or sell the stock. The information contained in this article should not be construed as personalized or individualized investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.