RS Components and OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH announce a sales partnership agreement

Taiwan, 3 April 2007 :

RS Components (RS), is the leading global distributor of industrial products, supplying over 300,000 products to 80 markets worldwide. And OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, Inc., one of the worldwide leaders in light-emitting diode (LED) technology today announced a sales partnership agreement throughout Europe and Asia Pacific effective April 1, 2007 as part of the lighting semiconductor specialists’ new Internet Light Shop initiative. This agreement involves the distribution of OSRAM’s LED families, infra-red components, high-powered laser diodes, OLED displays and a wide range of LED displays for indoor and outdoor applications. The Light Shop is intended for potential customers such as developers, architects, lighting planners, universities and individuals who only want to buy small quantities of these products.

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors focuses its product offering on current growing markets such as general illumination, projection, LCD display backlighting, automotive interior and exterior lighting, and mobile communications with organic and classic light emitting diodes used as innovative light sources together with its specific strengths in Sensing and Infrared product market.

“OSRAM looks forward to working with RS Components to broaden OSRAM Opto’s semiconductor products reach and allow a greater penetration into our key target markets,” states Alfred Felder, VP Sales & Marketing Asia, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, Malaysia.

Richard Huxley, General Manager of RS Asia Pacific, adds: “Solid State Lighting is currently the hottest area of development in electronics with applications being put together everyday in labs across Asia leveraging on the low energy consumption, long life and low maintenance characteristics of LEDs. They are the perfect basis for new creative lighting solutions. In partnership with OSRAM, RS is helping to provide engineers with the easiest access to the widest range of technologies, products, and solutions for all their application development needs.”

About RS Components

A part of Electrocomponents plc, RS Components (RS) is one of the largest global catalogue and web-based distributors of electronic, electro-mechanical and industrial products.

Operating under the trading brands of RS Components, Radiospares, Radionics and Allied Electronics in the U.S., the Group serves nearly 1.6 million customers in over 80 countries worldwide. Through operations in 27 countries and 16 warehouses, RS distributes 450,000 products from over 2,500 suppliers.

The Group has an annual turnover of over £925 million and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

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About OSRAM Opto Semiconductors

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors is a wholly owned subsidiary of OSRAM, one of the world’s leading lighting manufacturers. It offers its customers solutions based on semiconductor technology for lighting, sensor and visualization applications. The company operates sites in Regensburg (Germany), San Jose (USA) and Penang (Malaysia). For the fiscal year ending in September 2006, the more than 3,500 employees of OSRAM Opto Semiconductors achieved a sales volume of 500 million euros. For more information, visit