RS increases its Tyco Electronics portfolio with over 4100 new products

Major increase includes expanded MATE-N-LOK and AMPMODU products, 300 new relays and new LED PCB mount lighting connectors

Taiwan, 25 February 2010 :

RS Components, the leading distributor of electronic, electro-mechanical and industrial products, today announced the introduction of over 4,100 products from Tyco Electronics. This increase creates a full Tyco Electronics range of over 18,000 products across multiple technologies, held entirely in-stock and available at user-defined quantities in the industry-standard packaging formats specified for design, prototype and small batch production runs.

Amongst the introductions, stand-out range increases include over 270 more Universal MATE-N-LOK connectors, giving design engineers increased choice in selecting the right connector for new industry, HVAC and lighting applications. Over 240 AMPMODU micro-interconnect products have also been added, which are designed for cable-to-board, cable-to-cable and board-to-board applications. 140 additional PIDG crimp terminals, and over 300 additional relays have also been added to the Tyco Electronics‘ product range from RS.

New lines introduced include 85 connectors from the Tyco Electronics LED printed circuit board (PCB) mount lighting connectors, including hermaphroditic and poke-in connectors. The poke-in connectors are low profile, surface mount (SMT) two-position connectors ideally suited for LED strings and lighting controls. The hermaphroditic blade and receptacle connectors are new SMT connectors available in 2, 4 and 6 positions, intended for use with in-line board-to-board LED lighting applications.

Commenting on the range increase, Andy Lim, Asia Distribution Regional Director for Tyco Electronics stated, "We have worked closely with RS Components to define the right range for electronics design engineers and buyers. RS is ideally placed to provide global service and support for users of our technology in their applications."

For RS, Richard Huxley, Regional General Manager, Asia Pacific commented, "Tyco Electronics is a world-leader in electronic components design and manufacture. We are delighted to be announcing this substantial increase in the Tyco Electronics' product range available from RS. With our market-leading service levels, competitive prices and packaging solutions, design engineers and buyers from around the globe can select RS as their first choice source for Tyco Electronics' components required in design, prototype and production."

To see the full Tyco Electronics' range from RS, all available direct-from stock, at flexible quantities in industry-standard packaging, and now with over 4,100 new products, go to The range is supported by a full Tyco Electronics' resource centre, including the latest application notes and technical documents to enable easy online 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.

For more information, please visit our market leading website at .

About Tyco Electronics

Tyco Electronics Ltd. is a leading global provider of engineered electronic components, network solutions, specialty products and undersea telecommunication systems, with fiscal 2009 sales of US$10.3 billion to customers in more than 150 countries. Tyco Electronics designs, manufactures and markets products for customers in a broad array of industries including automotive, data communication systems and consumer electronics, telecommunications, aerospace, defense and marine, medical, energy, and lighting. It has approximately 7,000 engineers and worldwide manufacturing, sales and customer service capabilities. More information on Tyco Electronics can be found at

AMPMODU, MATE-N-LOK, PIDG, TE (logo) and Tyco Electronics are trademarks of the Tyco Electronics group of companies and its licensors.