Avnet Memec adds IEEE1588 PHYs from Renesas
By Richard Wilson on July 22, 2011 1:40 PM
Avnet Memec has extended its European distribution agreement with Renesas Electronics to include industrial automation products such as IO Link, ERTEC and Ethernet controllers and PHYs supporting IEEE1588 v2 (Precision Time Protocol).
Avnet Memec already carries the Renesas ranges of MCUs (8/16/32 bit), opto-couplers, power mosfets and Asics in Europe.
“We have a leadership position in Profinet applications with the ERTEC family and our recent release of a single chip IO-Link solution will only further strengthen our position in this market,” said Achim Mescher, head of European Distribution, Renesas Electronics.
“Distributors that display expertise in industrial automation applications are a key part of our strategy,” said Mescher.
“The industrial automation products of Renesas Electronics are a complementary fit to our line card,” said Steve Haynes, president of Avnet Memec.