Power Integrations and Avnet Electronics Expand LED Lighting and Smart-Grid Agreement to US

April 27, 2010 by Jeff Shepard

Power Integrations and Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc., announced the addition of the United States to their existing Pan-European/Asia-Pacific distribution agreement. The expanded agreement allows Avnet and Power Integrations to provide design and sales support to customers around the world.

Commented Bruce Renouard, Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Power Integrations, "With locations in the major technology centers across the world, Avnet delivers the local support our customers need for their challenging new designs." Renouard adds: "Markets such as LED lighting, advanced metering, and other smart-grid applications are growing rapidly, leading to a broad spectrum of opportunities. This partnership allows us to offer cost-effective and highly efficient power supply solutions by matching PI’s innovative power conversion ICs with other key components supplied by Avnet - microcontrollers and high-brightness LEDs, for example - enabling our customers to quickly and efficiently get their products to market."

Alex Iuorio, Senior Vice President of Supplier Marketing for Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, commented, "Power Integrations’ broad range of reliable power-conversion ICs for energy-efficient power supplies, combined with Avnet’s sales support and global reach, will ensure successful project outcomes for engineers developing the highly efficient power sub-systems required in today’s applications. Now we can offer our customers not only quality energy-efficient products, but Power Integrations’ extensive online library of reference designs, as well as their advanced power supply design tool."