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RS Expands Panasonic Product Offering

800 new semiconductor products now available for same day dispatch

Taiwan, 15 February 2011 :

RS Components is significantly expanding its product portfolio from Panasonic one year on from finalising a distribution deal. RS is adding 1400 new semiconductor product lines from across Panasonic’s extensive range, 800 of which are now available from stock including new discretes, transistors and diodes. The enhanced range can be found at

The enhanced semiconductor portfolio has now created one of the broadest ranges of Panasonic products held in-stock for electronic design engineers. Product highlights include new compact surface mount Schottky barrier diodes, fast recovery diodes with ultra fast TRR characteristics, zener diodes in a diverse range of packages together with new digital transistors and small signal FETs.

Richard Dines, Sales Manager for Panasonic Catalogue distribution, Europe commented, “Since starting our direct relationship with RS Components in November 2009, the relationship has gone from strength to strength. RS enables us to attract new customers in all applications from emerging markets; their vast customer base, brand strength and marketing power were certainly a key factor in choosing RS components in Europe to sell Panasonic Semiconductors.”

Lim Cheng Mong, Head of Electronics, Asia Pacific at RS Components continued, “Panasonic is a world class semiconductor supplier, respected by engineers for their quality and breadth of product offering. Expanding our Panasonic product portfolio is enabling us to bring our customers the products they need, when they need them and speed up their time to market.” 

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