New line perfect complement to Europe’s most extensive power conversion module portfolio

t0206aa_Avnet Abacus & Power Integrations_1273Avnet Abacus today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Power Integrations, the leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, covering the company’s complete portfolio of devices across the whole of Europe.

The new franchise perfectly complements the extensive Avnet Abacus portfolio of power modules, as well as its passive components for power supply applications. Avnet Abacus offers power conversion modules from the top five manufacturers: Emerson, Murata Power Solutions, Ericsson, Lineage and Power-One, as well as a host of niche and specialist vendors.

Commenting, Cor van Dam, Marketing Director, Power at Avnet Abacus, said, “By signing Power Integrations we have added the world’s leading range of power conversion ICs to Europe’s widest selection of power conversion modules. Customers seek the advice of Avnet Abacus power specialists to obtain a solution that is a best fit technically to their current, voltage and space constraints, and meets their commercial and logistical requirements. We are now able to offer a component solution for applications where constraints preclude a standard module.”

Ben Sutherland, Director of Sales, Europe, India and Southeast Asia at Power Integrations, commented: “Avnet Abacus is one of the largest distributors in Europe with excellent logistics and support. Our high-efficiency power ICs fit perfectly with their range of interconnect, passive and electromechanical devices, allowing customers to obtain a complete bill of materials for a switching power supply design based on Power Integrations’ devices, all from one source. Avnet Abacus has the expertise to offer increased support in important markets such as smart metering, EuP-regulated appliances and LED lighting, where Power Integrations already have a significant market share. We believe that our partnership with them has exceptional potential, especially in developing business with innovative medium-sized companies.”

Cor van Dam continued, “Power Integrations enables customers to achieve class-leading energy conversion efficiency with technologies like EcoSmart®. These technologies are supported by some outstanding online design tools that make the highest levels of performance and efficiency easily accessible. “

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