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Mouser Electronics Receives Top Digital Award from KEMET

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Berkshire Hathaway’s Mouser Electronics, Inc. has received the Digital Marketing Partner of the Year award from KEMET for the second consecutive year.

The major award — presented last year for the first time — recognizes Mouser’s global distribution capabilities and digital marketing expertise.

The Digital Marketing Partner of the Year FY19 award acknowledges Mouser’s superior performance in a variety of areas, including e-marketing results, new product introductions, customer count growth and overall process excellence.

“This award recognizes the exceptional work Mouser Electronics has done for KEMET, and we proudly recognize them for the second year in a row,” said Johnny Boan, KEMET Vice President, Global Distribution. “This year, KEMET celebrates 100 years and Mouser has been an essential partner in our story, helping to build our brand and bring our products to their wide customer base. Mouser’s committed partnership ensured our mutual success in 2019.”

“Mouser is honored to be recognized with this important award,” said Tom Busher, Vice President of Supplier Management. “Our customers expect the latest technologies and components with superlative service; together with KEMET we strive to exceed these expectations.”

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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 Named e-Commerce Distributor of the Year by Bourns

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Berkshire Hathaway’s Mouser Electronics, Inc., a global distributor of semiconductors and electronic components, has been named the 2018 e-Commerce Distributor of the Year by Bourns, Inc.

The global award was presented to Mouser executives at the recent 2019 EDS Leadership Summit in Las Vegas. This marks the third time that Mouser has received this top award.

Mouser, a leading global distributor of semiconductors and electronic components, received the prestigious award for helping Bourns achieve exceptional sales growth, as well as for Mouser’s best-in-class marketing activities and field engagement.

“The sales growth and heightened brand awareness achieved from Mouser’s groundbreaking internet marketing, ongoing development of useful web tools, and as an industry leader in New Product Introductions (NPIs) last year clearly earned them the Bourns e-Commerce Distributor of the Year award for 2018,” said Kelly Vogt, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Bourns, Inc. “Bourns highly values our long-standing relationship with Mouser. It is an honor to acknowledge their inventive e-commerce programs that have led to our mutual success.”

Andy Kerr, Mouser Vice President of Supplier Management, commented, “Mouser is honored to receive the top e-commerce award from the team at Bourns. We greatly value our partnership and will continue to fulfill these high standards by introducing the newest Bourns products, expanding our customer base, and growing our business globally together.”

Mouser is an authorized distributor for Bourns and continues to be a leading partner in offering Bourns’ newest products. Mouser stocks an impressive array of Bourns circuit protectors, sensors, controls, and resistive components. Bourns is known for their innovative development of new technologies and the ability to consistently expand manufacturing capabilities to meet their customers’ changing global needs.

Mouser has received multiple top awards in recent years from Bourns, including e-Commerce Distributor of the Year award for 2016, 2014 and 2012 top performance, as well as 2016 Distributor of the Year (Catalog Partner) in EMEA, 2012 European Distributor of the Year POS Growth Award and the 2012 Asia Distributor of the Year POS Growth Award.

© 2019 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 is Littelfuse’s Distributor of the Year

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Berkshire Hathaway’s Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, has been recognized as the 2018 High Service Distributor of the Year by Littelfuse, a global leader in circuit protection.

Littelfuse presented Mouser with the global award at the 2019 Electronic Distribution Show (EDS) in Las Vegas. This is the eighth year that Mouser has been honored with the top award.

“Mouser Electronics has been a valuable channel partner for Littelfuse and we are proud to honor them with this award,” said Dave Heinzmann, Littelfuse President and Chief Executive Officer. “At Littelfuse, we look to partner with organizations that share our core values and Mouser’s commitment to worldwide customer support excellence and the value they place on innovation align with Littelfuse. Mouser has been a key channel partner, helping drive profitable sales growth as we provide innovative solutions for a growing customer base.”

“Mouser is honored by this important recognition from Littelfuse,” said Glenn Smith, Mouser’s President and CEO. “Our partnership with Littelfuse is aimed at meeting customer needs through best-in-class service, innovation and collaboration. We look forward to deepening this outstanding partnership.”

Littelfuse selects the winner of the High Service Distributor of the Year award based on a variety of distributor performance metrics, including overall sales growth, focus product sales, growth in the number of customers served, and the number and quality of creative marketing campaigns that reach customers. Mouser previously won the Littelfuse High Service/Catalog Distributor of the Year award in 2008 through 2011 and in 2014, 2015 and 2017.

© 2019 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 Expands Local Customer Service Support in Brazil

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Berkshire Hathaway’s Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is expanding its Customer Service Center operations to Brazil.

The new customer service team — Mouser’s first in South America — will support electronic design engineers, buyers and hardware innovators across Brazil, helping them to locate the newest products for their designs.

“This is a very exciting expansion of our services. We see offering a local customer support presence here as an important contribution to innovation, design and manufacturing in a thriving region,” said Mark Burr-Lonnon, Mouser’s Senior Vice President of Global Service & EMEA and APAC Business. “We look forward to the opportunity to serve our customers in Brazil with best-in-class local service and fast delivery of the newest products and leading technologies from more than 750 manufacturers.”

Mouser’s new customer service operations in Florianópolis, Brazil, will have a full-service staff of team members, conversant in Portuguese and English, onsite to personally assist with orders, answer technical questions and respond to customer calls from across country.

Unlike many distributors, Mouser takes a centralized approach with a single distribution center that streamlines operations, helping customers get their vast selection of the newest products and overall inventory first and faster. After experiencing several years of record business growth, Mouser is breaking ground on another major expansion at its global headquarters and distribution center in Texas. Once complete, Mouser’s campus at its global headquarters will encompass more than one million square feet of office and warehouse space, stocking over one million different electronic components for quick delivery worldwide.

With its broad product line and unsurpassed customer service, Mouser strives to empower innovation among design engineers and buyers by delivering advanced technologies. Mouser stocks the world’s widest selection of the latest semiconductors and electronic components for the newest design projects. Mouser Electronics’ website is continually updated and offers advanced search methods to help customers quickly locate inventory. Mouser.com also houses data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, and engineering tools.

© 2019 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 Opens Customer Service Center in Poland

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Mouser Electronics, Inc., the New Product Introduction (NPI) leader empowering innovation, has announced the opening of a new European Customer Service Center.

Situated within the historic city of Wrocław in western Poland, the new center will support increasing design activity driven by Poland’s ever-growing number of engineering experts as well as its established industries.

Mark Burr-Lonnon, Mouser’s Senior Vice President of Global Service & EMEA and APAC Business, noted, “In 2018, Mouser’s business in Poland grew significantly. Poland is a major manufacturing area with a large amount of activity, especially in the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electronics manufacturing service (EMS) sectors. We are looking forward to growing our business and supporting our customers with a local office and staff.”

In 2018, Mouser saw its European business surge by almost 50 percent with an 18 percent increase in customers. To meet this growing demand, the company’s new Customer Service Center in Poland will have a full-service staff of team members onsite to personally assist with orders, answer technical questions and respond to customer calls, all in local language, time zone, and currency.

The Poland center is Mouser’s 10th office in Europe and 24th globally.

As the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, Mouser gives design engineers, buyers and innovators easy access to the newest electronic components and comprehensive design resources. The Services and Tools site available on mouser.com makes it simple for customers to search for products, personalize their orders and access their previous purchases, helping to speed time-to-market.

© 2019 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 Inks Distribution Agreement with Monnit Corp.

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Berkshire Hathaway’s Mouser Electronics, Inc. has announced a global distribution agreement with Monnit Corp.

Mouser now stocks Monnit’s wireless sensors, gateways and Internet of Things (IoT).

“We are dedicated to enhancing product availability and support for our customers around the globe,” said Nick Mecham, VP of Business Development at Monnit. “Mouser has 23 locations around the world to provide best-in-class customer service. They ship to over 600,000 customers in 220 countries. We welcome them aboard.”

Monnit® ALTA® wireless sensors are an ecosystem of more than 60 sensor types that detect changes in a wide range of variables such as temperature, water presence, door position or electrical current. Monnit’s ALTA series devices offer an exceptional range of over 1,200 feet (non-line-of-sight) through more than 12 walls, plus Monnit Encrypt-RF® integrated security and onboard data memory. Extremely power efficient, ALTA sensors last over 12 years on 2 AA batteries.

Monnit Ethernet and cellular gateways allow Monnit wireless sensors to communicate with the iMonnit® cloud. The globally supported devices use an internet or cellular connection to connect with Monnit’s online servers, making deployment possible with or without an existing internet connection. Graphical iMonnit software streamlines network configuration, data viewing and alert configuration (SMS text, email or voice). iMonnit is available online or via free app.

Monnit Internet of Things Starter Kits feature enterprise-grade hardware and software to address the need for reliable IoT solutions. IoT Starter Kits include everything needed to begin monitoring for a variety of applications including facilities, agricultural areas, corporate properties, commercial refrigeration, HVAC systems and server rooms.

© 2019 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 Creates Partnership with SamacSys

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Berkshire Hathaway’s Mouser Electronics has announced a new partnership with SamacSys, a global leader in electronic component library solutions.

Under the new partnership Mouser will provide its customers with a range of free design resources including PCB footprints, schematic symbols, and 3D models for more than 1.1 million components.

These design resources work seamlessly with top engineering CAD systems, including Cadence, Altium and other programs. The new service will be available free to Mouser customers around the world on millions of Mouser’s product detail pages featuring components from leading manufacturers.

More importantly, SamacSys will fully support all of Mouser’s new product introductions, giving engineers access to a current, high-quality library of PCB footprints, schematic symbols, and 3D models for the newest available components.

“Mouser is excited to collaborate with SamacSys by adding these new advanced engineering resources to our extensive selection of components for our customers,” said Hayne Shumate, Mouser’s Senior Vice President of Internet Business. “Answering the technical needs of our customers is always top of mind at Mouser. We are constantly looking for ways to help engineers and buyers save time and get to market faster, whether it’s selecting, purchasing or designing. We look forward to a great partnership with SamacSys.”

“Being chosen by Mouser to provide ECAD Models to their customers is an exciting partnership for us,” said Alex MacDougall, Managing Director at SamacSys. “Mouser is recognized by many as the favored platform for electronic components. Combining this with our design assets will help more engineers create their electronic products in less time. The initial reaction from the engineering community has been incredibly positive, and we’re looking forward to our continued collaboration with Mouser.”

Finding PCB footprints, schematic symbols and 3d models and incorporating them can be a frustrating and time-consuming process. Together Mouser and SamacSys answer the decades-old problem of easy access to high-quality PCB library content, for every component and every engineer. The goal is to speed time to market by ensuring quality and trustworthy libraries are available to all, with seamless integration into engineers’ existing PCB design tools.

A global leader in component library solutions, SamacSys has over 100,000 users in more than 180 countries; its customers range from individual makers to professional engineers to international brands.

With its broad product line Mouser strives to empower innovation among design engineers and buyers by delivering advanced technologies. Mouser stocks the world’s widest selection of the latest semiconductors and electronic components for the newest design projects.

Mouser Electronics’ website is continually updated and offers advanced search methods to help customers quickly locate inventory. Mouser.com also houses data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, and engineering tools.

© 2018 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 Global Distribution Agreement With Virtium Solid State Storage and Memory

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Virtium Solid State Storage and Memory, a leading provider of solid-state drive (SSD) and memory solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) markets, today announced a global distribution agreement with Berkshire Hathaway’s Mouser Electronics, the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components. Virtium’s portfolio of SSD and memory solutions — including StorFly® and TuffDrive® SSDs, vtView® SSD software, and DDR memory modules — are now available through the global distributor’s website, Mouser.com.

“Mouser is a premier name in global distribution, enabling manufacturers such as Virtium to efficiently reach and support customers domestically and internationally with advanced technology solutions,” said Michael Nilsson, senior vice president of worldwide sales at Virtium. “We’re looking forward to our relationship with Mouser serving existing customers and generating new ones for Virtium’s SSD, memory and software solutions.”

The distribution agreement extends the global reach of Virtium industrial SSD, IIoT storage, SSD utility software, and industrial-embedded memory designed to satisfy the storage and memory demands of wide-ranging market segments — communications, energy, industrial automation, medical, networking, smart cities, transportation, and video/signage.

The StorFly and TuffDrive line features SSDs for extreme conditions — common in embedded and IIoT storage applications — through industrial temperature (I-Temp) support, which allows the drives to withstand temperatures from minus 40 to 85 degrees Celsius. These industrial SSDs include vtGuard™ technology for added power-fail protection against data loss, which can be accessed by Virtium’s vtView® software. Virtium’s vtSecure® suite, developed for enhanced data protection, includes optional AES256 self-encrypting drive (SED) and secure-erase technology, integrated directly into drives. Virtium’s vtView industrial-embedded SSD software enables original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to retrieve time- and temperature-based SSD usage information. Reflecting their ability to deliver the longest product life storage, StorFly and TuffDrive SSDs carry three- or five-year warranties.

Spanning a range of densities and form factors, Virtium’s DDR and SDRAM industrial memory modules are designed to meet the mission-critical, extreme temperatures, high-reliability and long-life requirements for the most demanding embedded designs. The company’s extensive engineering expertise enables it to deliver very-low-profile memory in the highest density and smallest form factors possible.

With its broad product line and unsurpassed customer service, Mouser strives to empower innovation among design engineers and buyers by delivering advanced technologies. Mouser stocks the world’s widest selection of the latest semiconductors and electronic components for the newest design projects. Mouser Electronics’ website is continually updated and offers advanced search methods to help customers quickly locate inventory. Mouser.com also houses data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, and engineering tools.

© 2018 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 Becomes First Authorized Distributor to Receive AS6496 Accreditation for Strong Anti-Counterfeit Measures

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Berkshire Hathaway’s Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor, has received accreditation to AS6496, making it the industry’s first authorized distributor to be accredited with the aerospace industry’s high standard for anti-counterfeit measures in authorized electronic component distribution.

Mouser received this accreditation from the Performance Review Institute (PRI), as part of the Counterfeit Avoidance Accreditation Program (CAAP). The CAAP audit was based on audit criteria (AC7403) created jointly by PRI, the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) and aerospace OEM representatives.

The AS6496 aerospace standard sets requirements for the avoidance, detection, mitigation and disposition of counterfeit products in the authorized distribution supply chain. This international standard requires authorized distributors to have a counterfeit mitigation policy and a counterfeit electronics parts control plan. AS6496 is geared for all industries and individuals looking to reduce the risk of counterfeit electronic parts entering the supply chain.

“By becoming accredited to AS6496, Mouser demonstrates that we are committed to providing customers with only authorized, genuine components,” said Chuck Amsden, Mouser Electronics’ Vice President of Quality. “At Mouser, we can provide full traceability to the manufacturer on everything we sell. From sales to shipping, Mouser is committed to providing our customers with the right product, on time, every time. Our mission is to be the source most preferred by engineers and buyers to design, prototype, test and manufacture electronics.”

Mouser is also registered to AS9100D, ISO 9001:2015, and ANSI/ESD S20.20-2014, the industry’s gold standards for quality, control, and electrostatic discharge (ESD).

Registration to these standards lets customers know that Mouser is an authorized distributor of the highest quality components by providing traceability, risk management, process control, customer support, product availability and document control.

With growing concerns over counterfeit parts entering the supply chain, Mouser customers can order with confidence knowing that Mouser has rigorous processes in place to mitigate the risk of counterfeit products penetrating its inventory.

With its broad product line and unsurpassed customer service, Mouser strives to empower innovation among design engineers and buyers by delivering advanced technologies. Mouser stocks the world’s widest selection of the latest semiconductors and electronic components for the newest design projects. Mouser Electronics’ website is continually updated and offers advanced search methods to help customers quickly locate inventory. Mouser.com also houses data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, and engineering tools.

© 2018 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 Samtec

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Berkshire Hathaway’s Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced a global distribution agreement with Samtec, a leader in the electronic interconnect industry and a global manufacturer of connectors, cables, optics and RF systems. Through the agreement, Mouser now stocks the full line of Samtec products, including high-speed board-to-board, connectors, cables, and optics.

“Samtec is renowned for its high-quality, reliable and innovative interconnect solutions,” said Jeff Newell, Senior Vice President of Products at Mouser Electronics. “We are excited to now offer Samtec’s products to our customers around the world and look forward to a mutually successful partnership.”

“Mouser is a proven leader in the industry, and we are proud to announce this distribution agreement,” said Ashley Quinlan, Strategic Marketing Director at Samtec. “Mouser recognizes that Samtec is a different type of supplier when it comes to offering bleeding edge technology with incredibly short lead times and on-time delivery rates, and their strategies have shown a commitment to bringing our product breadth to their customers.”

© 2018 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.