RS Components (RS) has announced a global distribution agreement with passives giant AVX. The agreement enables RS to support the full AVX portfolio and give customers faster access to new products.

The move comes as AVX, the market leader in MLCC and tantalum capacitors, continues to extend its families of innovative components for high-growth application areas such as IoT. The agreement gives RS customers access to further high-performing capacitors including polymer capacitors for RF power amplifiers and filtering.

In addition to sensors and antennas, the evolving AVX portfolio also includes multilayer inductors, circuit-protection devices, interconnect solutions and fuses in small SMD sizes.

Augmenting RS’s comprehensive range of passive components from leading brands, the AVX portfolio complements the even wider selection of semiconductors, magnetics, connectivity solutions, electromechanical parts and enclosures that help customers fulfil a high proportion of the bill of materials for each of their products.

RS also offers a rich selection of engineering essentials including test and measurement equipment, safety products, and access to design tools through the DesignSpark online community.

“Forging our new relationship with AVX extends the selection of high-quality, market-leading products we can offer our customers to build their latest innovations,” said Andy Keenan, Vice President, Board-level Electronics at RS. “Bringing important new AVX launches to market will enable us to further grow sales and deliver top performance.”

Graeme Dorkings, Vice President, Global Distribution Sales at AVX, commented: “We are delighted to expand our relationship with Electrocomponents plc and in particular, RS. For many years, a limited range of AVX products has been available through RS, but we have worked hard to expand the product portfolio, and have exciting plans for further growth around our new focus products. The extensive customer base in Europe and Asia, as well as the outstanding design tools available from RS, make them a great fit for AVX.”

Active on passives:  (left to right): Andy Keenan, Vice President Product Management for Board Level Electronics, RS Components; Eleonora Ricciardi, Head of Category for Interconnect, Passives and Emech, RS Components; Lindsley Ruth, CEO Electrocomponents Group; Graeme Dorkings, Vice President Global Distribution Sales, AVX; Kinga Czutro, Distribution Manager, AVX; Andreas Schemmel, Regional Distribution Manager EMEA, AVX


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