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Murphy's law: Avnet brings in EMEA boss to rule UK

Avnet Technology Solutions has handed control of UK and Ireland ops to director Miriam Murphy who also manages strategic supplier relations across EMEA in the Enterprise Business Group. The distie seems to favour dual-role responsibility: Murphy's predecessor Tony Madden doubled up as global senior veep of the supplier business …
Paul Kunert, 17 Jun 2014
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Avnet waves farewell to John Toal ahead of Magirus gobble

Avnet Technology Solutions (TS) is starting to restructure ahead of its acquisition of Magirus with long serving director Sukh Rayat replacing John Toal at the top of the UK organisation. Distie veteran Toal, who was in charge of the operation for two years and four months, joined Avnet when it acquired Bell Microproducts in …
Paul Kunert, 01 Oct 2012
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Avnet Technology Solutions in UK revamp

Avnet Technology Solutions is proposing to work with fewer channel customers which buy opportunistically, and throw its support instead behind those that want a "strategic relationship". The US distie giant is trying to tap into a relatively a nebulous term in the channel - loyalty - and has formed customer facing business units …
Paul Kunert, 13 Dec 2012

Avnet sales bigwig Bryant to hop off after Easter

Avnet Technology Solutions sales director Denise Bryant will up sticks and leave the biz next month. Bryant was UK boss at distie Magirus until it was acquired by Avnet last year. She joined her new employer as one of four sales directors, focusing on the EMC, VCE and NetApp vendor franchises. It seems the corporate world of …
Paul Kunert, 27 Mar 2013
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Flashpoint's Rayat upgraded to MD

Sukh Rayat, the personable general manager of SEI Macro's components distribution arm Flashpoint, has been promoted to managing director of the unit. Rayat was general manager of the division when it started in 1994. He will have profit and loss responsibilities for Flashpoint, which had a turnover of $100 million last year. He …
A staffer, 09 Dec 1998
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Avnet TS confirms EMEA exec line-up

Avnet Technology Solutions has tweaked its organisational structure in EMEA and named those execs with a seat at the top table after completing the acquisition of Magirus. Joining the senior management team in the region, Christian Magirus, COO at the self titled distie becomes veep for services. The channel veteran will look …
Paul Kunert, 30 Oct 2012
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Disk fab output pumping up, prices 'to stay high and dry'

Demand for hard disk drives will outstrip supply until at least the middle of 2012, analysts at IHS reckon, as a result of the deadly Thai factory floods that dented drive production. Disk assembly rates will creep up during 2012 but prices will remain high. Shipments of hard drives are expected to rise in every quarter, year-on …
Anna Leach, 15 Feb 2012
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Cool cars, cat-crushing chronometers, cashmere ... is this your IT boss?

The story goes that one day a printer vendor rep turned up at a distributor of IT gear. The rep had a message to deliver: “Your sales of our printers are not good enough". The MD took the rep out to the car park, opened the rear door of his motor and gestured to a high-end shotgun lying across the back seat. Message received and …
Steve Bell, 09 Aug 2013
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Disk prices double after flood - and could 'double again'

Hard disk prices doubled in the past fortnight following the severe flooding in Thailand and could potentially rise by the same amount again, channel sources have warned. The world's second largest producer of drives behind China, Thailand, is dealing with the aftermath of flooding that has killed 380 people, inundated 14,000 …
Paul Kunert, 03 Nov 2011
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Yorks PC maker goes titsup owing £1m+

West Yorkshire-based Cube Enterprises has gone under owing more than £1.2m to trade and expense creditors, the Reg has learned. The Wetherby firm went down in May, but a director's report presented to creditors at a meeting on 9 June revealed creditors were unlikely to recoup monies owed, resulting in anguished howls from the …
Paul Kunert, 14 Jun 2011
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Cyrix slashes chip prices

Cyrix has slashed the price of its processors in a further bid to weaken Intel's hold on the processor market. The company said today that the price of its new part, the MII-333, will be $135/1000, while the MII-300 will drop to $75/1000. The 6x86MX will now cost $45 in quantities of 1000, while the PR266 will now cost $72. …
Mike Magee, 09 Sep 1998
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Flashpoint to fall under Satan's spell on Monday

Flashpoint officially changes its name to Applied Computing Components (ACC) Avnet on Monday. This will complete the components distributor's August buyout by US company Avnet. It will also mean that the Slough-based company, which until last year espoused the joys of selling non-Intel product, will add the great Satan of chips …
Linda Harrison, 07 Jan 2000
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Flashpoint no flash in the pan for ATI

For the second year in succession, ATI has awarded Flashpoint a gong for being its top UK distributor. It's only three years since Flashpoint signed up with ATI, making the achievement that much more noteworthy. The distributor's managing director, Sukh Rayat, said: "ATI is a demanding franchisee in that they always expect us to …
Sean Fleming, 01 Oct 1999
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UK trade show wins exhibitors' praise

The Computer Trade Show (CTS) managed to attract over 6,000 visitors in its two day run at Birmingham earlier this week. According to Stuart Greenfield, MD of the company which organises the show, on the first day there were 3,060 attendees, with a similar number arriving on day two. The show is in its second year, and …
Mike Magee, 22 Jan 1999
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Avnet plans European invasion

Avnet ACC was among the companies making announcements at this year's Computer Trade Show in Birmingham. The US giant shipped over its president, Ed Kamins, to tell journalists the company was looking to buy companies in Europe to expand its empire, which now includes UK distributor Flashpoint. Flashpoint has been renamed Avnet …
Linda Harrison, 28 Jan 2000
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Citrix chairman receives Order of the Vulture

We have, so far, pinned our prestigious Vulture badges on only those who deserve it. So we are pleased to announce that in the last 24 hours, there have been three recipients of the pins, which don't get given to anyone. Oh no. Last night we bestowed the pin on Ed Iacobucci, chairman of Citrix, and his charming wife Nancy, in a …
Team Register, 30 Mar 1999
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Watford Electronics left debts of £3.5m

Watford Electronics’s stock remains in the hands of administrators, giving unsecured creditors hope of seeing some of the £3.5m they were owed when the firm collapsed earlier this week. Watford's cards had been marked since November when it released a troubling set of accounts and trade insurers started putting the squeeze on …
Mark Ballard, 09 Feb 2007
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Smart money still on Rambus Ink

The share price of memory company Rambus hovered just below the $70 mark yesterday after precipitous falls in its value since June. But analysts, both financial and technological, believe that the Rambus platform is still likely to dominate the market and could do so within a year. Although attention has been focused on Rambus …
Mike Magee, 26 Oct 1999
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Obituary: Pentium MMX nearly dead. Celeron barely alive

Posted 30 March 1998 The same sources that report that we will all stand at the graveside of the last Pentium MMX this August also expect we will cheer the arrival of the Celeron. This, of course, in a similar way to the refrain: "The king is dead, long live the king." But evidence is mounting that Intel will find it hard to …
Mike Magee, 26 Mar 1999
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Why AMD's got a sporting chance…

The jury, in the shape of the press and the various Web hardware sites, has now been out for a month on the performance of the AMD Athlon microprocessor. Practically all of the reviews of the Athlon K7 we've read have given it glowing reviews, and reported strong performance gains over the Pentium III. Further, senior analysts …
Mike Magee, 24 Aug 1999
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Integrator Forum wins SB thumbs-up

Delegates at this year's Integrator Forum were to be found playing with their balls in the Monte Carlo sunshine. Yes, it's true - system builders and vendors alike were down by the sea indulging in the popular French pastime of Petanque, which is similar to boule, only played with two balls. The Petanque crew formed only a …
Linda Harrison, 25 Jun 1999
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Europe IT trade forum on the cards

Keith Warburton, director of UK trade group the Personal Computer Association, will tomorrow unleash his plans to take over the world - well, Europe at least. He wants to expand his current powers and launch a trade body for the European IT industry, using the platform of the Integrator Forum Europe 2000. The aims of the …
Linda Harrison, 24 May 2000
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How much is that Rambus in the window? Woof, woof

Now that Intel has finally confirmed that it will introduce the i820 chipset, and presumably its VC820 (Vancouver) and its CC820 (Cape Cod) motherboards too, it's worth looking at what you will get for your dollars. Although Intel will use Comdex/Fall to demo its flagship chipset and the Coppermine processors it recently …
Mike Magee, 05 Nov 1999
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Workers make cancer claims in NatSemi job cuts factory

National Semiconductor is axe 700 jobs at its Greenock manufacturing plant, reducing the 1,500 workforce by almost half. Sources close to the company blamed the job cuts on this years semiconductor price drops: “Some of Natsemi products are going out at less than a penny,” said Sukh Rayat, general manager at Flashpoint UK , a …
Drew Cullen, 05 Oct 1998