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RS Components Extends Semiconductor Offer Through Global


RS Components Extends Semiconductor Offer Through Global Distribution Deal With Diodes Incorporated

RS gains global authorised reseller status from Diodes Incorporated;

Extension of existing partnership expands the electronics stock offer from RS

OXFORD, UNITED KINGDOM and MUNICH, GERMANY -- (Marketwire) -- 11/14/12 -- RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has entered into a global authorised reseller agreement with Diodes Incorporated, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic and analogue semiconductor markets. The agreement builds on the success of the existing partnership between the two companies, which hitherto have cooperated to deliver Diodes's leading-edge semiconductor products to customers around the world.

RS holds a wide-ranging inventory of more than 1500 components from the Diodes product portfolio, including bipolar and MOSFET transistors, rectifier and Schottky diodes, zener, switching and TVS diodes, linear voltage regulators, and voltage references. In close collaboration with the manufacturer, RS will continue to add the latest Diodes lines to its global stock offer, bringing new product introductions to market quickly and efficiently to give customers fast access to a diversity of semiconductor solutions for their designs.

"Their global presence and respected industry reputation are just two of the reasons we have selected RS as a global distribution partner," said Mark King, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Diodes Incorporated. "Our cooperation to date has also given us first hand experience of their successful efforts to narrow the gap between suppliers and customers through valuable online design and search tools, and we are assured of their capability to deliver best-in-class service."

Chris Page, Global Offer Director, Electrocomponents, commented, "This formal agreement with Diodes Incorporated opens the door for RS to provide customers with an ever increasing choice of products from a leading global semiconductor supplier. We are expanding our electronics offer at a rapid rate, and with eCommerce at the heart our busi ness we are continually developing ways to ease our customers' online experience when sourcing and purchasing products for their designs, which in turn benefits our suppliers."

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 550,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping around 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronics, automation and control, test and measurement, electrical and mechanical components.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2012 had revenues of GBP 1.27bn.

For more information, please visit the website at www.rs-components.com. Contacts: Editorial Contact: Joanne Youson RS Components +44 (0)1536 405752 joanne.youson@rs-components.com

PR Agency Contact: Janice Fenton Publitek Technology PR +44 (0)1225 470000 janice.fenton@publitek.com

Further information is available via these links: Twitter: @RSElectronics; @alliedelec; @designsparkRS RS Components on Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/company/rs-components

Relevant Links: Electrocomponents plc www.electrocomponents.com

RS Components www.rs-components.com

DesignSpark www.designspark.com

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