RS Components Adds Energy-Efficient Microcontrollers to Semiconductor Offer in Global Distribution Deal With Energy Micro

OXFORD, England, November 15, 2012 — (PRNewswire) —

Franchise agreement will increase access to industry's lowest power microcontroller range for customers worldwide

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has agreed a global franchise deal with Energy Micro, the energy friendly microcontroller and radio company.

Within the scope of the agreement, RS will stock Energy Micro's complete range of ultra low power ARM Cortex-based microcontrollers, semiconductor development kits, starter kits and tools in its warehouses across Europe, Asia and North America.

"This agreement gives engineers easier and quicker access to our products direct from RS' regional warehouses," said Geir Førre, CEO of Energy Micro. "RS has an impressive array of online tools and resources, developed to support engineers and cut design times. This cooperation reinforces our commitment to boost the uptake of energy-efficient products worldwide and signals a major growth opportunity for our business."

"RS is committed to delivering the best technical solutions for engineers," said Chris Page, Global Offer Director, Electrocomponents. "Reducing energy consumption is a key concern for design engineers, and Energy Micro's microcontrollers address this challenge by consuming just a quarter of the energy of rival parts."

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 £1.27bn.

For more information, please visit the website at http://www.rs-components.com.

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

Relevant Links:
Electrocomponents plc
http://www.electrocomponents.com
RS Components
http://www.rs-components.com
DesignSpark: http://www.designspark.com

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