Newark Electronics MCM Electronics "Exclusive Brands"

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Newark Electronics MCM Electronics "Exclusive Brands"

Post by mediatechnology » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:04 pm

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.

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Post by JR. » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:56 pm

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.

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Post by emrr » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:27 am

This absorption hadn't registered in my mind. I used to get all sorts of things from MCM.
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Re: Newark Electronics MCM Electronics "Exclusive Brands"

Post by mediatechnology » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:03 am

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.
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Re: Newark Electronics MCM Electronics "Exclusive Brands"

Post by mediatechnology » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:01 am

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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