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Avnet Silica signs franchise agreement with ISSI

Semiconductor specialist Avnet Silica has signed a franchise agreement with Integrated Silicon Solution Inc. (ISSI) whereby Avnet Silica will stock the full range of ISSI products. ISSI designs and develops a range of integrated circuits (ICs) for the automotive, communications, digital consumer, industrial and medical markets. The agreement is effective immediately, with Avnet Silica stocking ISSI products including amplifiers and DRAM, flash and SRAM memory solutions. "By partnering with Avnet Silica, ISSI is pleased to be able to offer customers the highest level of technical support through Avnet's expert FAEs", said Barry Ansell, Director of European Distribution at ISSI. "This alliance will support our long-term commitment to building collaborative relationships with customers who value quality, long term support and a stable source of supply."

Mario Orlandi, President at Avnet Silica, added: "the agreement with ISSI complements the selection of products available from Avnet Silica. The addition of the ISSI range will further simplify the buying process for our customers, who continue to have access to a wide range of technical support from our engineering teams."

ISSI provides high-speed and low-power SRAM and low- and medium-density DRAM solutions. These products are ideal for the long lifecycles, high quality and stable supply demanded by customers in the automotive and industrial markets, which make up over 80% of ISSI's revenue. The company also designs and markets NOR flash products and high-performance analogue and mixed-signal ICs.

ISSI products are immediately available through Avnet Silica offices in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

Datamatic manages print supplies with Berg Phi

Italy: broadliner Datamatic has launched the Zerozerotoner print supply management offer, through a partnership with local provider Berg Phi. Zerozerotoner covers the collection of used toner cartridges and the supply of new ones. It will be sold through traditional retailers as well as Vobis and Wellcome franchisees (source: Top Trade Informatica Italia).

ALSO signs with StreamNow

Switzerland: broadliner ALSO has started the distribution of the Fiberdesk high-speed Internet connection offer from local provider StreamNow through its reseller network (source: IT Reseller Schweiz).

Spectrami appoints Anas Handous as Director of Global Alliances

Middle East: network and security VAD Spectrami has appointed Anas Handous as Director of Global Alliances. Reporting directly to Spectrami's Managing Director Anand Choudha, Anas is responsible for managing Spectrami's Global Alliance Program and Vendor Acquisition Strategies. Anas' charter is to drive high growth for Spectrami as part of a Global Expansion program.

Anas is industry recognized for his ability to drive next level growth, with 12 years' experience representing Global Distribution Companies and Vendors. With a background of achievement across the region, executing innovative strategies, alongside new business models, Anas is a key player in Spectrami’s expansion program. As part of the Senior Management Team, he will focus on acquiring new Vendors and Alliances in addition to evaluating Spectrami's overall portfolio to ensure next level growth.

"I am pleased to have Anas join our management team. Anas brings the right background and experience to deliver on Spectrami's International ambitions, helping to take our already successful model to the next level", said Anand Choudha, Managing Director for Spectrami. "Our company, partners, vendors and customers will all benefit from Anas' industry experience, leadership expertise and his proven ability to make market share gains."

"I am excited for the opportunity to be part of taking Spectrami to the next level", said Anas Handous, Director of Global Alliances for Spectrami. "In a very short space of time, Spectrami has generated unprecedented momentum for its Vendors and Partners, establishing innovative new technologies within the region alongside driving net new growth for more established players. Anand's refusal to accept the status quo, to push highly disruptive strategies in a traditionally static market, make Spectrami stand out amongst its peers. I'm looking forward to helping write the next chapter in the Spectrami success story."

New contracts for Alstor and Connect Distribution

Poland: infrastructure VAD Alstor has started the distribution of Spectra Logic enterprise storage systems1. Its competitor Connect Distribution has added PhishMe anti-phishing systems to its security portfolio2 (source: CRN Polska 1 and 2).

Recent additions

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Luckystar Computers (I) Pvt Ltd -  India - Specialist
Netsafe Solutions Hravtska d.o.o. -  Croatia - VAD
Netsafe Solutions Bulgaria e.o.o.d. -  Bulgaria - VAD
Netsafe Solutions Srl -  Romania - VAD
Arrow ECS Slovakia s r.o. -  Slovakia - VAD
Share Distribuzione Srl -  Italy - VAD
Ignition Technology Sub-Saharan Africa -  South Africa - VAD
Ignition Technology ME -  United Arab Emirates - VAD
Ignition Technology France -  France - VAD
Kosmotech (KSM YuA TOV) -  Ukraine - Specialist

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