RS Components Attains Fully Franchised Global Distributor Status from Fairchild Semiconductor

Agreement provides customers globally with greater product choice and enhanced purchasing experience

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Jan. 15, 2014 (ANTARA/PRNewswire) -- RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has secured a franchised distribution deal with Fairchild Semiconductor, a leading global supplier of high performance power and mobile semiconductor solutions. The terms of the agreement license RS to represent Fairchild as a fully franchised distribution partner across all geographic markets worldwide.

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An authorised distribution agreement between the two companies has been in operation for some time, and RS maintains a well-stocked inventory of almost 2,000 Fairchild products ready for same-day despatch to anywhere in the world. Among these are a wide selection of discrete semiconductors and integrated circuits for power management, standard logic, interface, and LED lighting applications. This agreement provides RS with the flexibility to further extend its Fairchild range, ensuring that customers have access to the latest cutting-edge products from the semiconductor vendor as soon as they are launched.

"A stable supply chain that allows engineers ready-access to the latest Fairchild solutions is part of our overall strategy," said Colin Craig, Senior Director, European Sales, Application & Operations, Fairchild Semiconductor. "As such, Fairchild recognises RS as a reliable partner, capable of providing engineers a trusted source for their semiconductor needs. Fairchild customers also benefit from the added support RS provides, including free, easy-to-use design resources and tools on DesignSpark.com."

Jon Boxall, Global Head of Semiconductors, RS Components, said, "We receive constant feedback from engineers using our online design community that lack of time is the biggest challenge in the race to bring products to market. By developing closer relationships with top semiconductor suppliers like Fairchild, we are making it easier for customers everywhere to get hold of the components they need quickly, with immediate access to our free, time-saving tools and our vast library of parts, including 3D models."


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 around 500,000 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

RS Components on Linkedin
http://www.linkedin.com/company/rs-components

RS Components on Weibo
http://e.weibo.com/u/3206377000?type=0

Relevant Links:
Electrocomponents plc
http://www.electrocomponents.com

RS Components
http://www.rs-components.com

DesignSpark
http://www.designspark.com

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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