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Avnet reaches disty deal with Central Semi


Avnet Inc., has reached a distribution agreement with Central Semiconductor Corp., a leading manufacturer of discrete semiconductors. Effective immediately, Central Semi’s entire line of discrete semiconductors will be available for purchase by customers in the Americas through Avnet’s broadline components Electronics Marketing group and Avnet USI, Avnet’s defense/aerospace specialty distribution business unit.

Central Semi provides innovative discrete semiconductor solutions 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 the manufacture of legacy devices for defense/aerospace customers.

Broad selection of standard and custom discrete semiconductor solutions

“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,” says Bryan Brady, vice-president, defense/aerospace, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. “And, with more than 2,200 drop-in replacement devices to meet customers’ demands for diminishing source and end of life (EOL) products, Central’s commitment to ‘trailing edge’ technology is a tremendous value to our customers, particularly in hi-rel sectors like military/aerospace.”

“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,” adds Al Simon, Central Semi’s vice president of worldwide sales and marketing. “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.”