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Silicon Labs’ Touchstone analogue IC products now available from RS Components

RS boosts global access to Silicon Labs’ broad range of low-power, high-performance analogue ICs

Singapore, 3 June 2014 :

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, is now stocking low-power, high-performance analogue integrated circuit (IC) products developed by Touchstone Semiconductor and recently acquired by Silicon Labs to complement its embedded portfolio for the Internet of Things (IoT) market. RS will provide an inventory and logistics service for these analogue IC products in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific.

The Touchstone analogue products purchased by Silicon Labs include operational amplifiers, analogue-to-digital converters, comparators, current sense amplifiers, power management ICs, timer ICs, voltage detectors and voltage references. These devices target a wide range of IoT, industrial control, consumer electronics and instrumentation applications. The analogue products are all now available to purchase in industry-standard reels through multiple RS channels, including the distributor’s online and print catalogues.

In addition to these core analogue IC products, Silicon Labs provides a selection of simple, affordable evaluation boards to expedite development time for design engineers using the range of Touchstone products. These evaluation boards too can be purchased from RS.

“Cost, performance, and fast availability are all key considerations for analogue designers,” said Jonathan Boxall, Global Head of Semiconductors at RS Components. “With its recent purchase of Touchstone’s assets, Silicon Labs now offers a broad portfolio of low-cost, high-performance analogue devices off-the shelf to help engineers achieve their design goals more quickly.”

“RS is widely recognised for its strong semiconductor line card, and their customers receive excellent service worldwide throughout their sourcing and purchasing experience,” said Phil DeMarie, Vice President of Global Channel Sales at Silicon Labs. “This alliance with a major distributor will enhance our opportunities to further expand our analogue IC range and give engineers more choice, easier access and a wealth of online design support through the DesignSpark engineering community.”

About Silicon Labs

Silicon Labs is an industry leader in the innovation of high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs. Developed by a world-class engineering team with unsurpassed expertise in mixed-signal design, Silicon Labs' diverse portfolio of patented semiconductor solutions offers customers siginificant advantages in performance, size and power consumption. For more information about Silicon Labs, please visit

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer around 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include semiconductors, interconnect, passives and electromechanical, automation and control, electrical, test and measurement, tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2014 had revenues of £1.27bn.

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