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RS Expands its RS Brand Range with High Quality Passive Products

New products bring cost effective solutions for aluminium, axial, radial and snap-in type capacitors

Taiwan, 8 November 2010 :

RS Components has significantly extended its portfolio of high quality, value priced RS brand passive components with the addition of hundreds of new SMD resistors, carbon film resistors and aluminium capacitors. The company plans to greatly expand its RS brand offering in the coming months, providing customers with the opportunity to cut costs without compromising performance.

More than 750 new aluminium axial, radial and snap-in type capacitors have been added to the RS brand presenting purchasers and design engineers with a cost effective alternative without compromising on quality. The RS devices offer capacitance values from 4.7µF up to 220µF with rated voltages ranging from 6.3Vdc to 63Vdc. RS is also introducing 480 new thick film SMD chip resistors in types 0402, 0603, 0805 and 1206, offering resistance values from 10Ω.

The introduction of these latest RS brand products is the next step in the company’s plans to develop its value priced range according to Chris Page, Electronics General Manager, for RS, “The new RS brand products provide our customers with a cost effective alternative to manufacturer brands with the high quality assurance for which RS is renowned. Our range expansion over the coming months will reinforce this message.”
The new passive components complement its existing RS brand portfolio, which features in excess of 30,000 product lines available online at

About RS Components

RS is the world’s largest distributor of electronics and maintenance products serving 1.5 million customers worldwide. Through operations in 27 countries and 17 warehouses, the Group distributes 500,000 products ranging from semiconductors and optoelectronics to power tools and protective clothing. The product and service portfolio supports the entire product lifecycle from R&D through pre-production to maintenance and repair, shipping around 40,000 orders on the same day they are received.

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc. The Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year to 31 March 2010 had revenues of £972.6 million. For more information, please visit the website at