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TE Connectivity and Texas Instruments Garner Top Asia Pacific Awards from RS Components

Singapore, 19 April 2011 :

RS Components, the world’s largest high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products and the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), announced today that it has awarded TE Connectivity (TE, former Tyco Electronics) and Texas Instruments (TI) with the RS Components Asia Pacific Supplier of the Year - 2010 Award and the RS Components Asia Pacific Product Line of the Year – 2010 Award respectively. The two companies received their awards at the opening of the RS Components newly expanded warehouse in Shanghai today.

TE earned the Supplier of the Year Award for achieving the highest sales revenue in the Asia Pacific region in 2010. RS Components offers over 500,000 products from over 2,500 brands and TE was the largest brand in terms of sales revenue for the year. TE doubled its inventory in 2010 to offering 17,000 product lines in the region, providing customers with a greater array of products that are stocked in RS Components warehouses and readily available in the region for immediate delivery. TE also demonstrated its commitment and close partnership in 2010 by offering over 4,800 certified 3D and 2D CAD models of TE connectors to the RS Components free and comprehensive online library of models of electromechanical components, downloadable at rs-components.com/3D.

“The RS Components coverage of the Asia Pacific region, their access to a wide customer base, and world-class distribution service makes them an ideal partner in the region. We are delighted to be presented with this award and look forward to growing our reach together with them in 2011,” said Jacqueline A. Helfich, Vice President, China Marketing & Communications, TE Connectivity.

The other award winner, TI, garnered the Product Line of the Year – 2010 Award for having the fastest growing product line in 2010 in Asia Pacific. RS introduced 7000 product lines and doubled the sales of TI products in the last 12 months. TI provides a free of charge power design tool that is available on DesignSpark (www.designspark.com), an online portal created by RS Components for engineers that provides information and resources, design information, user generated reviews and new free-of-charge tools to speed up the design process.

Presenting the awards, Richard Huxley, Regional General Manager, RS Components Asia Pacific, said, “Throughout 2010, both TE Connectivity and Texas Instruments have been both great brands and partners, contributing to RS Components growth of market reach and customer numbers across the Asia Pacific region. Our heartiest congratulations go to the teams at both companies that made this happen”
 

ABOUT RS COMPONENTS

RS Components is the world’s largest distributor of electronics and maintenance products serving 1.5 million customers worldwide. Through operations in 27 countries and 17 warehouses, the Group distributes 500,000 products ranging from semiconductors and optoelectronics to power tools and protective clothing. The product and service portfolio supports the entire product lifecycle from R&D through pre-production to maintenance and repair, shipping in excess of 40,000 parcels on the same day the orders are received.

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc. The Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year to 31 March 2010 had revenues of £972.6 million. For more information, please visit the website at www.rs-components.com.

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Electrocomponents plc
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www.rs-components.com