Oxford, UK & Duesseldorf, Germany, 8 May 2012 - RS Components (RS), the
trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world's leading high
service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, and Renesas
Electronics Europe, a wholly owned subsidiary of Renesas Electronics
Corporation, the world's number one supplier of microcontrollers (MCUs) and a
leading provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, have signed a joint
distribution agreement with the purpose to offer online sampling services to the
Under the terms of the agreement which commenced on 5 April, RS will be offering
online services to supply customers across Europe with newly introduced products
in the Renesas microcontroller range as well as useful resources such as
datasheets, demos and application notes. Samples will be delivered within 24
hours to meet the urgent requirements of design engineers and small batch
IIn addition to enabling customers to purchase Renesas samples, RS will later
offer all parts in the Renesas Electronics product portfolio, comprising
microcontrollers, SoCs, as well as analogue and power devices, together with
supporting development tools.
Fred Knowles, Head of Product Management - Electronics at RS Components said,
"Renesas Electronics is ranked top of the league of microcontroller suppliers
and this agreement with a first-class semiconductor vendor underlines our
commitment to provide engineers with the utmost quality and selection of
products for their designs."
Achim Mescher, Director of Sales Distribution Europe at Renesas Electronics
Europe added, "In order to optimise our sampling services, and to enhance our
eCommerce platform for the European customer base, we have decided to enter a
partnership with RS Components. RS Components operates a highly efficient
distribution service throughout Europe, and we are convinced that RS Components
is the right partner to complement our current distribution network in Europe.
RS Components' outstanding eCommerce expertise combined with their active
support for designers and the company's unrelenting dedication to new product
introductions motivated us to appoint RS as a distribution partner for our
European electronics business."
For more information, and to order samples of Renesas Electronics'
microcontrollers from RS, visit