Avnet inks deal to sell new line of semiconductors
Phoenix-based technology distributor Avnet Inc. has signed a distribution agreement with Central Semiconductor Corp. to distribute Central’s entire line of discrete semiconductors.
The Hauppauge, New York-based Central Semiconductor is a manufacturer of innovative discrete semiconductors for the latest high-tech products, from Internet of Things applications and portable medical devices, to smartphones, tablets and Bluetooth accessories. Central also specializes in manufacturing legacy devices for defense and aerospace customers.
The agreement announced today allows Avnet’s customers in the Americas to purchase these semiconductors.
“Continuing our mission to expand the Central Semiconductor brand through high quality distribution partners, we are pleased to add Avnet as an outlet to purchase Central’s devices,” Al Simon, Central Semiconductor’s vice president of worldwide sales and marketing, said in a statement. “Avnet is one of the largest worldwide electronic component distributors and consistently delivers an exemplary buying experience. We are eager to build this relationship in the service of our mutual customers.”
Avnet (NYSE: AVT) will offer the semiconductors through its broadline components Electronics Marketing group and its defense and aerospace specialty distribution business unit.
“This agreement with Central Semiconductor enhances Avnet’s ability to provide customers with a broad selection of standard and custom discrete semiconductor solutions to support development of high speed/high data rate applications that are energy-efficient and low-profile,” Bryan Brady, vice president for defense/aerospace with Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, said in a statement. “And, with more than 2,200 drop-in replacement devices to meet customers’ demands for diminishing source and end of life products, Central’s commitment to ‘trailing edge’ technology is a tremendous value to our customers, particularly in hi-rel sectors like military/aerospace.”