RS Components is now a fully franchised global distributor for Fairchild Semiconductor.
“A stable supply chain that allows engineers ready access to the latest Fairchild solutions is part of our overall strategy,” said Colin Craig – Senior Director, European Sales, Application & Operations – Fairchild Semiconductor. “As such, Fairchild recognises RS as a reliable partner, capable of providing engineers a trusted source for their semiconductor needs. Fairchild customers also benefit from the added support RS provides, including free, easy-to-use design resources and tools on DesignSpark.com.”
Jon Boxall, Global Head of Semiconductors, RS Components, said, “We receive constant feedback from engineers using our online design community that lack of time is the biggest challenge in the race to bring products to market. By developing closer relationships with top semiconductor suppliers like Fairchild, we are making it easier for customers everywhere to get hold of the components they need quickly, with immediate access to our free, time-saving tools and our vast library of parts, including 3D models.”
An authorised distribution agreement between the two companies has been in operation for some time, so RS already holds an inventory of almost 2,000 Fairchild products. Among these are a wide selection of discrete semiconductors and integrated circuits for power management, standard logic, interface, and LED lighting applications. The agreement means RS can further extend its Fairchild range, including brand new products.
Going Global: l to r Dan Slater, Technical Sales, Fairchild Semiconductor; Jon Boxall, Global Head of Semiconductors, RS Components; Colin Craig, Senior Director, European Sales, Application & Operations, Fairchild Semiconductor; Chris Page, Global Offer Director, RS Components; Mark Hemingway, Central Product Manager, Semiconductors, RS Components.