Fort Worth, Texas (PRWEB) September 11, 2006 –
Allied Electronics, a subsidiary of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), has expanded its product offering of semiconductors to include the complete line of products from Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors.
Allieds parent company, Electrocomponents, recently signed a global distribution agreement with Microchip. The agreement includes distribution of Microchips entire range of semiconductors and development tools throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Japan via Electrocomponents global operating companies, including Allied.
Allied is excited to add Microchip to our growing list of world-class suppliers, said Lee Davidson, president of Allied. We are also pleased to offer our customers quick and easy access to Microchips industry-leading semiconductors and development tools.
Microchips focus is on helping our customers succeed, said Malcolm Campbell, manager of Worldwide Distribution at Microchip. By joining forces with Allied, which has a reputation of providing excellence through customer service, Microchip now has significantly greater market coverageExpanding the options for customers to access Microchip products.
Microchip products are available on the Allied web site and are planned to be featured in the 2007 Allied catalogdue out in October.
Allied stocks more than 135,000 electronic and electromechanical products from over 300 world-class manufacturers. For more information, visit http://www.alliedelec.com.
About Allied Electronics
Allied Electronics headquarters are located in Fort Worth, Texas with 56 sales branches across the United States and Canada. Allied is a subsidiary of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), the world leading catalog component distributor. Electrocomponents has operations in six continents and headquarters in Oxford, England. For more information, visit http://www.alliedelec.com.
About Microchip Technology
Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost, and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide. Headquartered in Chandler, Ariz., Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For more information, visit the Microchip website at http://www.microchip.com.
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