Heard in the Channel: RFMW Acquires Axomic Pte. Ltd.

RF and microwave components distributor expands in Southeast Asia with acquisition; plus news from Allied Electronics, Avnet, ISM and more.

California-based electronic components distributor RFMW Ltd. has acquired Axomic Pte. Ltd., a specialty distributor of radio frequency (RF) and microwave components based in Southeast Asia. The deal expands RFMW’s global footprint and enhances its position as an RF-focused, technically proficient distributor serving high-tech customers and suppliers.

“RFMW has a proven track record of providing leading-edge technology from the top suppliers in the RF industry. Their technically adept sales force and product management team provides outstanding customer support,” said Lip Khoon Tang, president and CEO of Axomic Pte. Ltd. "We’re proud to become part of this organization and add our talent to their global resources” 

“We’ve followed the growth of Axomic for quite a while” added Joel Levine, president and CEO of RFMW, Ltd. “We appreciate their focus on customer service, supplier relationships, and business strategy. The fact that their company’s mission and philosophy closely match that of RFMW made the acquisition an easy decision.”

Levine added that RFMW will spend the next few months integrating Axomic into the RFMW network. Axomic will become RFMW Asia.

In other industry news:

  • Allied Electronics added Rigol Technologies’ line of electronic measurement products to its Test & Measurement portfolio.
  • Avnet, Inc. was named to CIO magazine’s 2014 CIO 100, which recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT). CIO selected Avnet as one of the recipients for this award based on the company’s continued development of its data storage management system, which reduced backup and recovery times and improved business continuity capabilities for its main North American data center.
  • Element14 is promoting this summer’s launch of the new Raspberry Pi Compute Module Development Kit. The distributor is encouraging Raspberry Pi users to schedule consultations with one of its design representatives to see how the new dev kit can help them design embedded applications.
  • TTI, Inc. launched a new video in its series, The Specialist. Launched in conjunction with 3M, “Specialist We Have a Problem,” puts design engineers to the test when challenged to design the world’s smallest top secret product.

And don’t miss these upcoming industry events:


Mixed Model Line Design Workshop
July 15-17
Toyota Material Handling USA National Customer Center
Columbus, Ind.

ISM Risk Management Summit
July 16, 2014
New York Marriott Downtown
New York City, New York

2014 ECIA Executive Conference
October 26-28, 2014
Rosemont, IL

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