News-Spot | Business News | Sep 17, 2012

Fairchild Semiconductor Signs a Reseller Agreement with RS Components

Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS), a leading global supplier of high performance power and mobile products, announced an expansion of its distribution agreement with RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), a leading high-service distributor of electronics and maintenance products.

The expanded agreement recognizes RS Components as an authorized reseller of Fairchild products and is intended to enable an improved customer purchasing experience of Fairchild’s broad portfolio of mobile, energy-efficient power analog, power discrete and optoelectronic solutions.

“RS Components has proven to be a highly professional distributor with an unsurpassed reputation for service excellence,” said Mark Norman, senior vice president, worldwide regional sales, marketing and distribution. “Their commitment to support Fairchild will bring multiple benefits to the supply chain, providing our customers with more solution offerings which are readily available to ship to any location.”

RS Components currently holds inventory of around 1,500 Fairchild parts, and recently added more than 400 new products. Further expansion of their inventory will eventually include the entire Fairchild product line and will be available from stock for same-day dispatch.

Fred Knowles, global head of product inventory at RS Components, commented, “This agreement is a strong endorsement of the successful partnership that has developed between our two companies. New product introductions are a primary focus for RS Components as we endeavor to ease the sourcing and purchasing experience for customers around the world, and this deal enables us to offer a breadth of products from a leading semiconductor manufacturer.”

About Fairchild Semiconductor:
Fairchild Semiconductor
(NYSE: FCS) – global presence, local support, smart ideas. Fairchild delivers energy-efficient, easy-to-use and value-added semiconductor solutions for power and mobile designs. We help our customers differentiate their products and solve difficult technical challenges with our expertise in power and signal path products. Please contact us on the web at http://www.fairchildsemi.com.

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 more than 550,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 46,000 parcels on the same day the orders are received. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronics, automation and control, test and measurement, electrical and mechanical components.
For more information, please visit the website at www.rs-components.com

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