RS Components announces new global franchise agreement 
with Yageo for passive components

Distributor signs with world leader in chip resistors 
and other passive devices

LONDON, UK, 13 June 2019 – RS Components (https://uk.rs-online.com/web/) (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), a global multi-channel provider of industrial and electronic products and solutions, today announced a new global franchise agreement with Yageo, a world leader in passive components.

A key product type now immediately available from RS is Yageo’s extensive portfolio of chip resistors, including general-purpose thick-film components and thin-film high-precision high-stability resistors; automotive-grade components; current sensing devices; resistor array networks; high-voltage and surge resistors; RF attenuators; and sulphur-resistant devices.

Founded in 1977, Yageo (https://uk.rs-online.com/web/b/yageo/) is a world-class provider of passive components including commodity and speciality versions of resistors, capacitors and wireless components that target a diverse range of applications across multiple markets, including industrial, alternative/renewable energy, medical, automotive and consumer devices such as mobiles and tablets. Listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange since October 1993 and with sales and production facilities located globally, the company currently ranks as the global leader in chip resistors and number three in MLCC capacitors.

“This is a major global franchise agreement that means our passive component portfolio really steps up a gear,” said Andy Keenan, Vice President Product Management for Board Level Electronics at RS. “Bringing on board a world-leading maker in the form of Yageo solidifies our position of major source of chip resistors and other passive devices, providing engineers and members of our DesignSpark community with a further alternative source of these important components.”

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About RS Components
RS Components is a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc. We offer more than 500,000 industrial and electronic products, sourced from over 2,500 leading suppliers, and provide a wide range of value-added services to over one million customers. With operations in 32 countries, we ship more than 50,000 parcels a day.

We support customers across the product life cycle, whether via innovation and technical support at the design phase, improving time to market and productivity at the build phase, or reducing purchasing costs and optimising inventory in the maintenance phase. We offer our customers tailored product and service propositions that are essential for the successful operation of their businesses and help them save time and money.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2019 reported revenue of £1.88 billion. Electrocomponents has seven operating brands: RS Components, Allied Electronics & Automation, RS PRO, OKdo, DesignSpark, IESA and Monition.

For more information on RS, please visit the website at https://uk.rs-online.com/web/.

Editorial Contact:
Aakriti Kaushik
PR Manager – Northern Europe
RS Components
aakriti.kaushik@rs-components.com
+44 (0) 7795 400651

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Account Director
Publitek Technology PR
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Further information is available via these links:
Twitter: @RSComponents; @designsparkRS
Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/company/rs-components

RS Components
https://uk.rs-online.com/web/
DesignSpark
www.rs-online.com/designspark
Electrocomponents plc
www.electrocomponents.com