October 17, 2017

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Gaming monitor sales rocket

The fast-growing billion-dollar global e-sports economy drove worldwide gaming monitor sales up 175% year-on-year for the second quarter of 2017, according to the latest figures from CONTEXT, the global IT market analysis company. The rapid growth of gaming monitors was not quite enough to offset an overall 3% year-on-year decline in worldwide monitor shipments, driven by lower sales in China. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 22 September 2017

Tech Data names new LAC general manager

Distribution giant Tech Data has appointed Deena LaMarque Piquion to VP and general manager, Latin America and Caribbean (LAC). In this role, Piquion will oversee the strategic direction and execution of all sales, marketing, and operations functions for the company’s LAC organisation, including its Miami-based Latin America export division. She will report to Jeff Bawol, senior VP, enterprise solutions at Tech Data. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 1 August 2017

Desktop 3D printer shipments up 17% in first quarter

The first quarter of 2017 saw both worldwide shipments and revenues in the 3D printer space increase, with activity ramping up in the midmarket, according to market research firm CONTEXT. Shipments in the personal and desktop 3D printer segment climbed 17% year-on-year to hit 88,000 units. The average price of a personal and desktop 3D printer slid to US$970 in the first quarter, down from US$1,142 a year earlier. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 11 July 2017

Monitor market shifts towards high-end

Worldwide shipments of desktop monitors declined by 1.1% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2017, according to the latest figures from CONTEXT, the IT market analysis company. The low-end of each market has been noticeably shrinking, and there has been a marked change in the product mix. There has been a shift to larger, more expensive screens; rising sales of curved monitors, higher resolution displays and gaming monitors; and growing demand for 21:9 monitors. This, in turn, has increased the ASP with prices rising +2% year-on-year, according to CONTEXT. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 13 June 2017

ALSO teams with Intcomex for Latin America cloud push

Distributors ALSO and Intcomex have formed a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) partnership for the ALSO cloud marketplace to serve Latin America and the Caribbean. The two companies are joining forces to make the ALSO cloud marketplace platform-as-a-service (PaaS) available to more than 50,000 Intcomex channel partners in 14 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, with plans to expand further in the region. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 2 March 2017

Monster and Brightstar sign global deal

Headphone and speakers brand Monster has announced a partnership with Brightstar. The deal will see Brightstar become a worldwide purveyor of Monster’s line of audio products and mobile accessories. The collaboration will create a powerful new worldwide network for bringing the highest performance audio and power products to end-user consumers across 55 countries on six continents. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 5 January 2017

HMD Global is new home of Nokia phones

Nokia has confirmed that the strategic agreement covering branding rights and intellectual property licensing with HMD Global Oy (HMD), originally announced on May 18, 2016 has come into force. HMD has today announced the completion of transactions between HMD, FIH Mobile Limited (a subsidiary of Hon Hai Precision Industries trading as Foxconn Technology Group) and Microsoft, which means that HMD can begin operations as the new home of Nokia phones, under an exclusive global brand licence for the next ten years, excluding Japan. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 8 December 2016

DISTREE Brazil delivers new retail channel opportunities

The sixth annual DISTREE Brazil 2016 ended yesterday in Sao Paulo, Brazil. By uniting consumer technology brands from around the world with senior executives from Brazil’s leading e-tailers, retailers and distributors, the event unlocked multiple new business opportunities for exhibitors and delegates. Frederic Simard, Event Director for DISTREE Brazil, commented: “We want to thank all of this year’s sponsors, event partners and delegates for their support of DISTREE Brazil 2016. The event is firmly established as Brazil’s premier annual event for the consumer technology retail channel." Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 22 September 2016

DISTREE Brazil welcomes consumer tech retailers to annual channel showcase event

The sixth annual DISTREE Brazil 2016 (www.distree-brasil.com) starts today in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The focused two-day event provides a powerful opportunity for consumer technology brands to hold pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings with senior executives and buyers from Brazil’s top channel partners, including retailers, e-tailers and distributors. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 20 September 2016

INTERVIEW: Miguel Angel Sánchez, Momit

Smart home device manufacturer Momit is heading to Brazil later this month to showcase its product portfolio to the country’s leading retailers and distributors. Momit is a confirmed exhibitor at DISTREE Brazil 2016, which takes place in Sao Paulo from 20-21st September 2016. Miguel Angel Sánchez, CEO at Momit, gave Channel LatAm the lowdown on the company’s plans for the event and the Brazilian market. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 8 September 2016

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