RS adds 900 more Fairchild Semiconductor devices

Increased offer in Power ICs includes the award winning FAN2XXX and FAN5XXX DC-DC controller families

Taiwan, 26 January 2010 :

RS Components, the leading distributor of electronic, electro-mechanical and industrial products, today announced the addition of over 900 new devices into its range from Fairchild Semiconductor, a leading global provider of semiconductor technology to enable energy efficiency. The increased offer means RS now has the most up-to-date and comprehensive Fairchild range of power products available direct-from-stock for design engineers.

The new introductions into the RS range within the Power ICs family include Fairchild's award-winning DC-DC controllers, offering the industry's best combination of efficiency, performance, power density and size for portable devices. The RS Fairchild package also includes the Intellimax™ Load Switches and MOSFET, high-performance Optocouplers, Diodes, IGBTs, Logic and Interface products.

Features of Fairchild's FAN2XXX and FAN5XXX DC-DC controller families include 96% peak efficiency, up to 10A output current over a wide input range from 2.5V to 24V, thermal shut down and short circuit protection. Low quiescent current, down to 25uA in power save mode, ensures long battery life making them ideal for battery-powered portable devices.

Richard Huxley, Regional General Manager, Asia Pacific at RS, stated "RS has worked closely with Fairchild Semiconductor to bring the latest technologies into our offer and give design engineers more choice of innovative products for their energy efficient designs. With the new range available at flexible quantities in production-format packaging, RS has all the devices design engineers require when using Fairchild in development, prototyping and small volume production."

Jon Harper, European Marketing Manager at Fairchild Semiconductor said "Customers can now benefit from accessing a wide range of power products from RS. Our collaboration provides a compelling offer for design engineers with the latest technologies and high levels of service from RS."

The full range of Fairchild products is available online at complete with supporting technical datasheets, product attributes and application notes to enable easy and accurate product selection.

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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