RS Components gives global boost to Fagor Electronica discrete semiconductor product range

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers, has entered a new relationship with Fagor Electronica to distribute its range of discrete semiconductors on a worldwide basis, adding 114 new Diodes, Bridge Rectifiers, Thyristors and TRIACs to the RS product line.


The Fagor Electronica portfolio of diode-based circuit protection components includes both high-voltage and small-signal devices for use in a broad range of applications, from industrial and automotive electronics to handheld personal multimedia devices. Products include Schottky and Zener diodes, Fast and Ultrafast-recovery rectifiers and Transient Voltage Suppressors in surface-mount, axial and radial leaded package configurations.


Fagor Electronica Thyristors are available with voltage rating up to 1200V, on-state current rating from 0.8A to 50A and gate current rating from 15 mA to 80 mA, in a range of through-hole and SMD formats. Applications include AC/DC and AC/AC conversion, crowbar protection and soft start functions in industrial systems.


Fagor Electronica TRIACs are suitable for on/off switching in static relays, heating regulation and induction motor starting circuits, and for phase control in light dimmers and motor speed controllers.


Fagor Electronica export manager, Monica Vaz, commented: “At Fagor Electronica, we are committed to providing a Diode- or Thyristor-based solution to suit any practical application the market can present us with. The global reach of RS Components increases the market that we have access to, and so will stimulate us to develop increasingly innovative responses to an even broader range of applications in the future.”


Jon Boxall, head of semiconductor category at RS, said: “The Fagor Electronica brand has become well established and successful throughout Europe, particularly in automotive, lighting, domestic and commercial appliance markets, due to the excellence of its components. We are delighted to have the opportunity to boost Fagor Electronica’s profile internationally, while strengthening our own discrete semiconductor offering in key areas, notably diodes and rectifiers.”


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