Avnet Silica and EBV Elektronik, both regional business units of Avnet , announced today they have received Billionaires Awards from Nexperia, a global semiconductor specialist in discretes, logic and MOSFETs. The two Avnet businesses were honoured by Nexperia during the manufacturer’s Billionaires event, held recently in Hamburg, Germany.
Avnet Silica was awarded a silver Billionaires Award as the distributor with the highest number of parts sold in EMEA in 2018, with shipments of more than 3.1 billion Nexperia devices. EBV Elektronik earned its Billionaires Award by selling almost 3 billion units in 2018. At the event, Nexperia also celebrated the 50-year anniversary of the SOT23 small-outline-transistor device with Avnet Silica and EBV Elektronik and presented a special ‘Nexperia SOT23 Award’ to EBV as the distributor that sold the highest number of SOT23 units in 2018.
Laurent Bizouard, VP EMEA Procurement at Avnet Silica said: “We are very honoured to receive these Billionaires Awards from Nexperia, which has quickly established itself as a leading semiconductor vendor in Europe and globally for discrete and standard-logic products, especially in key markets such as automotive. We are very proud that our business units are recognized as such strong partners.”
“These awards are an affirmation of the excellent technical expertise and logistics capabilities our two businesses provide to supplier partners like Nexperia, enabling us to deliver products to customers in the quantities as well as the time frames they need,” added Markus Kirschner, VP Procurement & Marketing at EBV Elektronik.