America Semiconductor, LLC, a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-industry high-power semiconductors, announced today that it has signed an authorized distribution agreement with Powell Electronics, a worldwide distributor of electronic connectors, switches and related components. Under the new agreement, Powell Electronics will provide global sales, design support and fulfillment services for America Semiconductors' extensive portfolio of high-reliability, high-power standard, fast and super-fast recovery rectifiers, low-power and bridge rectifiers, diacs, IGBT modules, SCRs, Triacs, Shottky and Zener diodes.
America Semiconductor, which sells only through distribution, selected Powell to join their roster of franchised distributorsdue to their leadership position in supplying high-performance products to such key industries as alternative energy, oil drilling, power grid, welding, HVAC, and transportation. Through their locations in Canada, the Caribbean, Central and South America, China/Asia, Europe and Mexico, Powell provides the expertise, flexibility and resources customers' need to streamline their supply chain and meet on-time delivery requirements. Powell additionally offers a broad range of value-added services, which minimize procurement costs to help OEMs' maintain a competitive advantage.
In making the announcement, Jeffrey Simon, America Semiconductor's Co-CEO, stated, "Our partnership with Powell represents a unique opportunity for America Semiconductor to increase sales to a range of diverse market segments through their established customer base, and also through their continuous marketing initiatives. Powell maintains broad and deep product inventories to service both the small volume and production quantity market. We expect this new distribution agreement will prove to be a huge benefit to everyone, especially our customers."
“America Semiconductor is excited to have established a partnership with Powell to distribute our full lines of semiconductor products,” added America Semiconductor Co- CEO, Bruce Wilpon. “We are confident that Powell's ability to respond to the unique needs of customers, as well as their expertise in providing technical assistance to engineering and design teams, will provide OEMs with a competitive edge in the market. Powell is a most welcome addition to our global distribution network."
"The addition of America Semiconductor's products to our prestigious line card significantly enhances our ability to custom design solutions into an even broader array of applications and markets," said Ernie Schilling Jr., CEO and President of Powell Electronics. "The integration of America Semiconductor's quality products with our global presence further enables design engineers worldwide to access state-of-the industry products from a single authorized source. We are pleased to have partnered with a company that it is as committed to quality products and customer service as we are. "