RS Components Connects with Samtec in Distribution Agreement

         RS Components Connects with Samtec in Distribution Agreement

  PR Newswire

  OXFORD, England, January 28, 2013

OXFORD, England, January 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Companies align to deliver innovative interconnect solutions supported by
first-class design tools and resources

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the
world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance
products, has signed an EMEA and APAC-wide distribution agreement with Samtec
, an industry-leading manufacturer of connectors and associated products.

Within the scope of the agreement, RS is authorised to resell Samtec's broad
line of interconnect products, which comprises three main categories covering
signal integrity (high speed), micro pitch, and rugged/power, designed for use
in a wide range of board-to-board, cable-to-board, panel and I/O

More than 1250 products are available in the manufacturer's industry-standard
packaging, in addition to RS pack quantities, giving greater purchasing
flexibility to customers requiring parts for pre-production prototyping. All
parts will be available from stock for same day despatch.

As part of its online support programme for design engineers, RS will be
adding Samtec's connector range to its extensive library of more than 30,000
3D CAD models , available to download free-of-charge in multiple file formats
from the RS website. These models are ready to import directly into all of the
most popular CAD software packages, enabling faster product integration for
the designer.

"Samtec is a recognised leader in the interconnect industry and has
award-winning service capabilities to back up its strong product offering,"
said Kevin McCormack, Global Head of Interconnect, Passives and
Electromechanical, RS Components. "Our common goal to support engineers with
free, open source information and tools to accelerate their designs means that
customers will gain significant advantage from this cooperation."

Alan McLean, European Director, Samtec, added, "We are aligned with RS in our
objective to provide engineers with access to comprehensive technical
information to ease the design process. The growing popularity of the free
online tools and resources that RS offers is evidence of their value to the
engineering community and we are especially pleased to be working with RS to
incorporate our 3D CAD models on to their website."

For more information, or to place an order please visit Samtec at RS
Components .

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

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

For more information, please visit the website at

Editorial Contacts :

Joanne Youson Product Marketing PR ManagerLisa Townsend UK & Ireland PR
Manager RS Components +44(0)1536-407006 RS
Components +44(0)1536-405752 PR Agency Contact
Janice Fenton Publitek Technology PR

Further information is available via these links: Twitter: @RSElectronics;
@alliedelec; @designsparkRS RS Components on Linkedin: Relevant Links:
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