Advanced Power Electronics Corp. (USA), a Taiwanese manufacturer of MOS power semiconductors for DC-DC power conversion applications, has signed a franchise deal with Premier Farnell. Under the terms of the agreement, Premier Farnell will be able to offer Advanced Power”s complete range of power MOSFETs, IGBTs and power ICs worldwide.
The Advanced Power range of power semiconductors is available in Europe through Farnell element14, in the US through Newark element14 and in Asia Pacific through element14.
Commenting Ralph Waggitt, President/CEO, Advanced Power Electronics Corp. (USA) said: “Our parts offer designers a combination of performance, reliability and cost-effectiveness. We are delighted that customers of Premier Farnell who are looking for power semiconductor solutions for new designs can now choose easy on-line access and off-the-shelf delivery of our products from Premier Farnell”s comprehensive product and supplier portfolio.
“We are able to offer a broad range of products and have focussed on bringing the most popular parts on-line quickly, and will expand the offering over the coming months to include our entire standard product offering. As we introduce new products to the market, we will also be able support their promotion with engineering and NPI quantities through Premier Farnell.
“In addition, where we have struggled in the past to provide good support to the MRO community, this same easy access and fast off-the-shelf delivery of smaller quantities will help them to minimise down-time due to repairs and maintenance.”
According to Mike Buffham, Global Head of Product and Pricing, Premier Farnell: “Signing up Advanced Power Electronics gives our customers even more choice and access to a greater range of products. Customers looking for Advanced Power products can also find out more on our community pages, including discussions on the latest trends in power management.”