EBV Elektronik & Taoglas distribution agreement

EBV

Poing, Germany. 9th June 2016 – EBV Elektronik, an Avnet (NYSE: AVT) group company and the leading specialist in EMEA semiconductor distribution, signed a Europe wide distribution agreement with Taoglas, a leading worldwide provider of IoT (Internet of Things) and M2M (Machine to Machine) The agreement is effective immediately.

Taoglas provides a comprehensive range of SMD, external and embedded antenna solutions for M2M and IoT applications. By partnering with EBV, Taoglas will further expand its channels to market in the European region.

“Taoglas antenna solutions portfolio for IoT and M2M applications is a great addition to our portfolio enabling our customers to get access to leading technology and solutions as well as benefitting from in-depth application know-how and industry expertise”, comments Oliver Kanzler, Director Vertical Segment RF & Wireless at EBV Elektronik. “Besides the performance of the RF communication IC or wireless module, the efficiency and reliability of the antenna in conjunction with its mounting position in a system is crucial to achieve the best possible link range. As Taoglas also offers cable assemblies and RF connectors, EBV can now provide the complete ecosystem to their customers including services like pre-certification testing, layout review and customized antennas by Taoglas. Their broad range of high quality antennas with various mounting options is impressive and key for all kinds of wireless systems.”

Ronan Quinlan, Joint CEO and Co-Founder of Taoglas states: “We are delighted to have signed a distribution agreement with EBV for the European region. EBV’s leadership in the semiconductor distribution channel in Europe is well known. The challenges in the wireless market are that the applications become ever more complex and varied, the range of products increase, whilst time to development shortens. No one company can provide the answer. So partnerships between the leaders in IoT are needed more than ever to find the ‘signal in the noise’! We provide the right antenna solution immediately, and EBV’s logistical capabilities will provide products at shortest delivery times to customers large and small. The most important differentiator for us is that EBV has offices and real FAE engineering support in nearly every European country. All are backed up by a core team of wireless specialists, meaning our mutual customers receive real in person support with the solution to their needs.”

About EBV Elektronik

EBV Elektronik, an Avnet (NYSE:AVT) company, was founded in 1969 and is the leading specialist in European semiconductor distribution. EBV maintains its successful strategy of personal commitment to customers and excellent services. 240 Technical Sales Specialists provide a strong focus on a selected group of long-term manufacturing partners. 120 continuously trained Application Specialists offer extensive application know-how and design expertise. With the EBVchips Program, EBV, together with its customers, defines and develops new semiconductor products. Targeted customers in selected growth markets will be supported by the Vertical Sales Segments. Warehouse operations, complete logistics solutions and value-added services such as programming, taping & reeling and laser marking are fulfilled by Avnet Logistics, EBV’s logistical backbone and Europe’s largest service centre. EBV operates from 61 offices in 28 countries throughout EMEA (Europe – Middle East – Africa). For more information about EBV Elektronik, please visit www.ebv.com. Follow EBV on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. Further information about Avnet Inc. is available via www.avnet.com

Press contact:

Bernd Schlemmer
Vice President Communications EBV Elektronik
+49 8121 774 0

Anja Woithe
Senior PR Manager, Avnet EM EMEA
+49 8121 774 459
Anja.woithe@ebv.com


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