Infineon’s Cypress Buy Shouldn’t Shake the Channel

Buyers probably won’t see a shakeup in the distribution channel as Infineon Technologies embarks on its $10 billion acquisition of Cypress Semiconductors. Both chip companies sell through global volume distributors Arrow Electronics Inc., Avnet Inc. and Future Electronics Inc. They also have Digi-Key, Mouser and Newark in common, small-volume (or “catalog”) distributors that cater to…

RS Components Appoints Regional VP, Asia Pacific

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has announced the recent appointment of Frank Lee as Regional Vice President, Asia Pacific, who will lead and advance the strategic growth initiatives for RS in Asia Pacific. The appointment supports the region’s commitment to be the leading one-stop solution provider offering products from industrial to electronics,…

RS Components Joins ECIA

ECIA is pleased to welcome RS Components (RS) to its growing family of electronic component manufacturers, their manufacturer representatives and authorized distributors. RS Components and its sister North American based company, Allied Electronics, are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, a global, engineering focused distributor. “RS Components, with its strong presence in EMEA, helps ECIA in our strategy to expand…

Raspberry Pi Adds Manufacturing Hub in Japan

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc(LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, today announced in conjunction with the Raspberry Pi Foundation that its latest iteration of the Raspberry Pi 3 credit-card-sized single-board computer will be manufactured in Japan under a local contract manufacturing arrangement. This increase in global production of Raspberry Pi is to serve large and increasing demand for the…

Electrocomponents Names Culver President of RS as it Bulks up for Growth

Electrocomponents PLC has named Marianne Culver president of RS Components, appointing a seasoned industry executive with experience in distribution and logistics to head one of the U.K.-based distributor’s biggest operating divisions. Culver’s appointment is the latest in a string of executive decisions by group CEO Lindsley Ruth to strengthen the company’s management team as it…

RS Stocks Intel Joule Development Platform

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc(LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, today announced availability of the new Intel® Joule™ platform, which includes high-performance compute modules and kits for developers, inventors, and entrepreneurs working on innovative applications enabled by the Internet of Things (IoT). The multipurpose Intel Joule platform is ideal for a wide variety of…

Electronics Industry Optimism Surging as 2017 Knocks

Finding an electronics industry executive at Electronica 2016 who isn’t gung ho about the prospects for the sector in 2017 and over the next several years won’t be impossible but it’s certainly not going to be easy. On the second day of the biennial exhibition that brings together designers, suppliers and manufacturers to the high-tech…

RS Components Stocks Molex Nano-Fit Connectors

Singapore – RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has introduced a new addition to its Molex range of high-quality connectors. The new Molex Nano-Fit™ power connector system is suitable for use across a wide range of market sectors including aerospace and defence, automotive, telecommunications, medical, industrial and home appliances. The…