RS Components Bolsters Support for Taiwan Semiconductor in Global Distribution Pact

Agreement reinforces the role of RS as a trusted, reliable supplier of electronics components to customers worldwide

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Nov. 25, 2013 (ANTARA/PRNewswire) -- RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponentsplc (LSE:ECM), the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has signed a Global Authorised Distributor agreement with Taiwan Semiconductor. The agreement broadens the scope of the existing collaboration between the two companies to deliver a comprehensive portfolio of discrete semiconductor devices and power management ICs to customers worldwide.

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The Taiwan Semiconductor parts currently available to purchase direct from RS stock comprise an extensive selection of discrete semiconductors including bridge rectifiers, power schottky and suppression (TVS), MOSFETs and small signal devices. These are complemented by a range of power management devices, which includes linear voltage regulators, switching regulators and analogue ICs.

RS will continue to expand the line, introducing new products to its inventory as soon as they are released to give customers fast access to all of the latest Taiwan Semiconductor innovations for use in automotive, consumer, computing, industrial, lighting, portable, power management and telecoms applications.

"Our new Global Distributor status cements the relationship we already have with Taiwan Semiconductor and positions us a trusted source of their products to customers across the globe," said Jon Boxall, Global Head of Semiconductors. "This agreement enables us to step up our new product introduction programme to help drive the growth of their business worldwide."

"RS has earned this global position by proving that it offers a consistently reliable, efficient service that extends beyond the core expectations of a distribution partner," added Jean-Jacques Meli, European Sales Manager, Taiwan Semiconductor. "They have a multi-faceted approach to reaching customers at a worldwide level, not least their innovative online design tools which bring additional benefits to engineers who are under pressure to complete their projects ever more quickly."

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponentsplc, 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 2013 had revenues of GBP1.24bn.

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

Further information is available via these links:

@RSElectronics; @alliedelec; @designsparkRS

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Relevant Links:

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http://www.rs-components.com

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RS Components
Tan Soo Chun
Public Relations Manager - Asia Pacific
Email: soochun.tan@rs-components.com
Telephone: +65-6391-5745

Edelman Public Relations (Singapore)
Yvette Yeo
Manager
Email: yvette.yeo@edelman.com
Telephone: +65-6347-2355

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