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Newark Electronics MCM Electronics "Exclusive Brands"

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:04 pm
by mediatechnology
A few years ago Newark absorbed MCM Electronics which made it difficult to find original MCM products in the vast sea of Newark's offerings.

MCM specialized in unique hard-to-find AV and Pro Audio gadgets as well as enclosures, connectors, flight cases and other stuff of interest to Pro AV customers. They had a lot of offerings similar to Parts Express.

MCM's range was so broad I've bought both Otari VU lamps and Panasonic Vacuum Cleaner parts from them. Need a Magnetron for a microwave? MCM had them.

Newark killed off a large swath of MCMs product range but some still survives.

Today I got an email campaign for Newark's MCM and MCM-branded products which will at least make the easier to find: https://www.newark.com/exclusive-brands

Here's an example project box in the MultiComp brand: https://www.newark.com/multicomp/mcrecs ... dp/94M8295

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Not bad for $17 US.

http://www.farnell.com/datasheets/1520835.pdf

Re: Newark Electronics MCM Electronics "Exclusive Brands"

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:56 pm
by JR.
We considered a hollow square (rectangular) aluminum extrusion back at Loft in 80s. I don't think we ever released that product.

Years later at Peavey I tooled up a clamshell extrusion package where bottom was aluminum extrusion and top was bent sheet steel... cheap and very flexible.. Just cut extrusion to length and assemble with thread cutting screws.

JR

Re: Newark Electronics MCM Electronics "Exclusive Brands"

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:27 am
by emrr
This absorption hadn't registered in my mind. I used to get all sorts of things from MCM.

Re: Newark Electronics MCM Electronics "Exclusive Brands"

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:03 am
by mediatechnology
Newark should have followed the CE Distribution model where they have multiple branded websites targeting different customer areas.
It's all from the same warehouse and store back-end.

https://www.tubesandmore.com/
https://www.amplifiedparts.com/
https://www.cedist.com/

Stuff is easy to find on CE and I could find it in the MCM Catalog.
Once MCM stopped sending catalogs and flyers it got a little more difficult to find it online.
Now, with it being part of Newark/Farnell et al- with a website that is slow to begin with - it's nearly impossible to find MCM's unique products.

Re: Newark Electronics MCM Electronics "Exclusive Brands"

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:01 am
by mediatechnology
Another "unique" Newark/Avnet/Farnell/MCM brand is "Multicomp."

Multicomp Semiconductors: https://www.newark.com/c/semiconductors ... =multicomp

Multicomp featured in Newark's "Board Level Values" collection: https://www.newark.com/board-level-values

Kind of reminds me of the "Jeff Foxworthy Home Collection" http://www.furnituretoday.com/article/5 ... re-launch/ :lol:

It also looks like Newark has re-branded in the last 30 days with the logo incorporating elements of Farnell/MCM and Avnet.

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