News-Spot | Business News | Nov 04, 2014

EBV Elektronik Signs Agreement with Samsung Semiconductor for Distribution of LED Components in the EMEA Region

EBV Elektronik, an Avnet company and a leading specialist in EMEA semiconductor distribution signed an agreement with Samsung Semiconductor Europe GmbH, an European subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, for distribution of Samsung’s LED component products in EMEA region. The agreement is effective as of October 2014.

With all its technical and commercial benefits, LEDs enable lighting applications to be realized. Compared to conventional lighting technologies, LED technology has strong market potential with its higher energy efficiency, extended lifetime and new design opportunities.

“Extending our opto-components portfolio to include Samsung’s LED products will allow us to move ahead on our path towards increased growth in this market,” comments Sebastian Hülck, Director Vertical Segment Lighting, EBV Elektronik, EMEA. “With Samsung on board, we now offer a wider range of products from mid- power LEDs to high-power emitters, along with COBs, LED modules, and LED packages for automotive, TV and IT markets.”

“This agreement sets the stage for us to supply our LED component products through the deep European wide EBV sales network. Samsung will focus on its LED component business by providing high-quality products that meet customer needs for LED lighting packages and engines.  We will cooperate closely with EBV to further develop our share in the LED Lighting market.” says Ove-Kristian Sörensen, Director of LED Components at Samsung Semiconductor Europe.

About EBV Elektronik:
EBV Elektronik, an Avnet (NYSE:AVT) company, was founded in 1969 and is the leading specialist in European semiconductor distribution. EBV maintains its successful strategy of personal commitment to customers and excellent services. 230 Technical Sales Specialists provide a strong focus on a selected group of long-term manufacturing partners. 110 continuously trained Application Specialists offer extensive application know-how and design expertise. With the EBVchips Program, EBV, together with its customers, defines and develops new semiconductor products.  Targeted customers in selected growth markets will be supported by the Vertical Sales Segments. Warehouse operations, complete logistics solutions and value-added services such as programming, taping & reeling and laser marking are fulfilled by Avnet Logistics, EBV’s logistical backbone and Europe’s largest service centre. EBV operates from 61 offices in 28 countries throughout EMEA (Europe – Middle East – Africa). For more information about EBV Elektronik, please visit