RS Components and Allied Electronics Establish New Global Distribution Agreement With Taiwan Semiconductor

OXFORD, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwired) -- Apr 22, 2015 -- RS Components (RS) and Allied Electronics (Allied), the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), the global distributor for engineers, have announced a new global distribution agreement with Taiwan Semiconductor. The agreement extends the existing partnership with RS into the US, Canada and Mexico through Allied, its sister company in North America.

The Taiwan Semiconductor range includes discrete power rectifiers, analogue ICs, voltage references, sensors, linear and switching regulators, op-amps, comparators, and lighting ICs, which are now in stock at Allied and ready for rapid delivery. The move provides yet another boost to Allied's semiconductor portfolio, which also includes a wide range of microcontrollers, LEDs and drivers, smart power components, DC/DC converters, audio ICs, power semiconductors and others.

"Our aim is to grow sales in North America by delivering product excellence and superior customer support," said Andy Chao, VP Marketing and Sales, Taiwan Semiconductor. "Working with a high-service-level distributor is the key to success and Allied Electronics is the natural choice, building on the excellent record we have established with RS Components in other important territories worldwide."

"Adding Taiwan Semiconductor further strengthens our position as a supplier of high-quality semiconductors to the region's engineering and manufacturing communities," said Dan Radic, Product Director - Semiconductors, Allied Electronics. "This great product range also perfectly complements our wider portfolio of passives, electromechanical components, interconnects, single-board computers, consumables and more, all deliverable from stock for the ultimate in easy access and fast turnaround."

Jonathan Boxall, Global Head of Semiconductors, RS Components, added, "By choosing to work with Allied in North America, Taiwan Semiconductor has endorsed the excellent results achieved in important markets in EMEA and Asia. By establishing this truly global agreement, our two organisations can go on to achieve even greater successes together."

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RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer around 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include semiconductors, interconnect, passives and electromechanical, automation and control, electrical, test and measurement, tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2014 had revenues of £ 1.27bn.

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