Meet Avnet Silica at Electronica for Advanced IoT and Automotive Solutions


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Avnet Silica invites you to Electronica 2016

From 8 – 11 November 2016, the world’s leading trade fair for electronic components, systems and applications opens its gate again in Munich, Germany. Avnet Silica will showcase its advanced solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) and automotive development.

On Avnet Silica’s main booth, they will present three demonstrations that highlight the power and flexibility of the Visible Things IoT platform – including embedded vision, security and cognitive analytics. Their automotive showcase will reinforce the next revolution in this growing industry, and show how customers can stay ahead of the curve in fast-developing areas such as autonomous vehicles, the connected car, security and eMobility. In addition, Avnet Silica will show a broad range of development boards and design tools, including development platforms for software-defined-radio, HMI, industrial computing, WiFi and IEEE 802.15.4 systems.


In Hall A4, Booth 179, you will have the opportunity to see demonstrations for Avnet Silica’s Visible ThingsTM IoT platform, which delivers rich functionality from edge to enterprise with outstanding cost, power and size specifications. On show for the first time will be a brand new gateway product focused on the industrial space, and a unique security architecture that delivers true enterprise-grade security from the IP network core all the way to smart sensor configurations at the network edge – including low-power non-IP-based sensors. The third demonstration, an embedded vision system, combines image capture from low-cost non-intelligent sensors with high-end cognitive analytics in the cloud, to deliver a uniqueIn combination of real-time analysis and long-term business intelligence.

You can visit the team at Hall A4, Booth 122 to view all the latest pricing and inventory availability from Avnet Silica.

Whether it’s for an expert talk with their technology specialists or a friendly chat with the team, you are welcome to meet Avnet Silica and OEMsecrets at Electronica in Munich!

Electronica Fair 2016


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Visit OEMsecrets in Hall A4 Stand 122

OEMsecrets are back with a stand at Electronica for the first time since our 2010 launch party. We’d love you to stop by our booth for a drink if you’re planning on attending the show. We’re located close to the Arrow stand on the edge of Hall A4..

Come and find us, take a seat, grab a beer and let us thank you for your continued support of the site. If you’d like to arrange a meeting please contact or click here.

Avnet EMEA Store on OEMsecrets


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Avnet Europe, which includes Silica, Abacus and EBV, are now listing pricing and inventory on OEMsecrets. View all the latest semiconductor, interconnect, passive and electromechanical component prices from Avnet EMEA on our comparison site.

Compare and search inventory on close to 1 million electronic parts from Avnet Europe on OEMsecrets. Buyers can now find all inventory  availability listed from the ‘speedboats’ EBV Elektronik, Avnet Silica and Avnet Abacus on OEMsecrets. Search, compare and buy electronic components online today from Avnet EMEA.

Featured TI products from Avnet EMEA:

TI store on OEMsecrets


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We are now listing the TI store direct on OEMsecrets. Compare prices and buy thousands of active devices from Texas Instruments on OEMsecrets. Simply click buy now on TI’s product listing to checkout in the TI store.

Featured products from Texas Instruments:


Electronica 2016


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It’s back. And so are we! We’re back at Electronica with a stand for the first time in six years. You’ll find us in Hall A4, Stand 122 (opposite Arrow on the edge of the hall).

We’d like to welcome both new and existing customers attending the show to our stand. We’ll have exclusive offers and promos from suppliers throughout the duration of the show which you can find when visiting us. These will be displayed on the screen at the front of the booth and can be accessed when buying through Previous discounts have included 10% off from authorised suppliers such as Farnell Element14.

Join us for a beer, take a seat and discover all the latest developments at OEMsecrets. We look forward to meeting you in a few months. To arrange a time to stop by, email Sam Cowley or call +44 1904 616914.

Here’s a reminder of our last booth at the show. Admittedly, we’re looking a bit fresher faced back in 2010…Enjoy!

TI Designs, Datasheets and Companion Products on OEMsecrets


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Buyers on can now view datasheets, request samples, search reference designs and buy companion products direct from Texas Instruments on the site. We’re looking to integrate more technical information into the search results from manufacturers and we’ll launch an updated version of the site in a few days.

The companion products filter shows alternative or similar parts offered by TI, if for example stock availability is low or a product is on a lead time. 

TI are now also including 2700+ reference designs in the authorised search results. By clicking on TI reference designs, buyers are able to view the associated TIDesigns relating to the part searched. Use OPA333AIDBVR as an example. 

TI’s technical information is also available via our API. We’ll let you know as soon as the new search results layout is live and look forward to hearing your feedback. 


Electronics Distributors Pricing and Inventory Add-In


, , , ,, the price comparison website for electronic components, has recently launched their API which gives purchasing departments’ access to pricing and inventory information from authorised electronics distributors and manufacturers.

The OEMsecrets API can be integrated into a company’s internal system, CRM software or database and helps purchasers to quickly find the best price and compare distributor inventory data. Datasheets, images, reference designs and much more technical information are also available. The API can be requested from any location, however approval is required for security. Once approved, users can gain access using the OEMsecrets API key and begin calling up-to-date pricing and inventory data from distributors.

API release

Buyers can compare pricing and inventory availability from distributors such as Mouser, Avnet, Digikey, Arrow, Farnell etc to find the best price for the product in the market. The API is open to OEM’s, CM’s, manufacturers, distributors and professionals looking for a broad line-by-line part comparison.

To find out more information or to register, visit

Sam Cowley


8% off Farnell Element14


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8% off for OEMsecrets customers with Farnell Element14 

We have a huge exclusive offer from Farnell Element14. Get 8% off your order when you spend over £300 online with Farnell through

Simply enter the part number into OEMsecrets, click buy now for Farnell and add promo code OEMFARN at checkout to receive 8% discount. The offer is valid until 29/02/2016, T&C’s apply. Start saving, buy online from Farnell Element14 today, click here.

TI Reference Designs on OEMsecrets


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TI Reference Designs added to OEMsecrets

Reference designs from Texas Instruments are now available to view in the authorised results table on The reference design library covers analog, embedded processor and connectivity products.

TI’s reference designs support a range of applications including industrial, automotive, consumer, medical and more. Search TI parts and find reference design information in the drop down box next to the red ‘Request sample‘ button shown above.