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 
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
"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. 
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RS Components
+44 (0)1536 405752 
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