RS Components has signed a franchise deal with Silicon Labs, a leader in high-performance, analogue-intensive, mixed-signal ICs. RS Components (RS) is the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products.
The partnership agreement authorises RS to distribute Silicon Labs’ diverse portfolio of semiconductor products throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific. The partnership will result in greater choice and easier access to these industry-leading semiconductor components for customers of all disciplines, ranging from design engineers and purchasing professionals to hobbyists and educators.
RS holds an inventory of more than 500 product variants from Silicon Labs in its global warehouses and has also initiated the introduction of hundreds of additional part types over the course of the coming months.
Vaughan Price, vice president of sales EMEA at Silicon Labs explained that RS was identified as an innovative and energetic company with a strong semiconductor offering when they were seeking a high-service distribution partner for Europe and Asia. He adds that RS brings significant time-to-market advantages to engineers through advanced e-commerce capabilities, intuitive free design tools and a same-day despatch guarantee.
RS Components Global Head of Semiconductors Jonathan Boxall comments that the agreement with Silicon Labs is a significant boost for their range of high-performance semiconductor devices, given Silicon Labs’ portfolio of a rich and highly attractive mix of analogue and mixed-signal ICs that will provide engineering solutions for a wide variety of electronic designs across an extensive range of applications.