RS expands its range of International Rectifier Semiconductors

New range includes over 230 new semiconductors, bringing the total to over 1300 products available direct-from-stock for next-day-delivery.

Taiwan, 09 June 2010 :

RS Components, the leading distributor of electronic, electro-mechanical and industrial products, today announced a range expansion of over 200 new International Rectifier semiconductors to its product portfolio. The expanded selection offers electronic design engineers an extensive choice of the most suitable technologies for their requirements.

The comprehensive product expansion includes the IRAM range, a series of compact plug-and-drive technology power modules, fully protected high-side Intelligent Power Switches (IPS) that are suitable for harsh environments and the IRF DirectFET MOSFET range that increases current density by a factor of two and reduces PCB space by 50%.

The enhanced portfolio is available direct-from-stock in industry-standard packaging, ready for direct insertion into automated production runs. All products are supplied in flexible quantities so customers can order the quantity they need and avoid unnecessary stock-holding costs. Customers can also achieve larger discounts when ordering higher quantities.

Commenting on the launch, Volker Schendel, Director Business Development Planning and Analysis for International Rectifier stated "International Rectifier is delighted with the continuing efforts RS has made to expand their range of International Rectifier semiconductors. The range expansion will increase the benefits to customers by combining IR technology with the RS high levels of service and support."

Richard Huxley, Regional General Manager, Asia Pacific at RS Components added "the increased range will give electronic design engineers more choice, available from a single source, for a wide range of International Rectifier semiconductors at a competitive price."

The International Rectifier range from RS is available online at, where customers can browse, select and order, complete with technical information and product attributes 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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About International Rectifier

International Rectifier (IR) is a pioneer and world leader in advanced power management technology, from digital, analog and mixed-signal ICs to advanced circuit devices, power systems and components. The world's leading manufacturers of computers, appliances, automobiles, consumer electronics and defense systems rely on IR technology to drive the performance and efficiency of their products. Today, power management technology plays a more important role than ever in saving the world's dwindling energy reserves while tackling tough technology roadblocks.
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