THAME, UK: Avnet Inc. recently entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of the UK-based distributor Spectre (Communications) Ltd.
Spectre is a specialist distributor bringing leading edge communications and wireless solutions to its customers. With immediate effect the former Spectre (Communications) Limited wireless activities will be integrated into the Avnet Memec UK business.
Spectre has established a first class reputation within the RF and wireless market and is offering a wide range of chips, modules, and platforms for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, GPRS, VOIP, Zigbee, ULN, WLAN, ISM, and Multimedia Processing. For all of the technologies that Spectre is supporting, they have partnered with global blue chip market leaders.
Patrick Zammit, president of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, commented: “Adding Spectre’s highly skilled technical employees to our UK team will enhance Avnet Memec’s position as the leading pan-European specialist for wireless solutions and will benefit both customers and suppliers alike. The acquisition will also add new RF and Wireless suppliers, such as CSR, SiRF (now part of CSR), CML, Laird and Antenova, to Avnet Memec’s breadth of product offerings in this area and expands and further strengthen Avnet Memec’s presence in the RF and Wireless market.”
Steve Haynes, president Avnet Memec EMEA, added: “The wireless market is a key growth driver within our component industry and the acquisition of Spectre, with their knowledge in Bluetooth, WLAN, GPS, TETRA, ISM and antennas, will strengthen Avnet Memec's market position as the RF and Wireless specialist across Europe.”
The combined organization’s strength in RF & Wireless will be complemented by Avnet’s world-class supply chain management and logistics capabilities.