SMC Diodes Inks Global Distribution Agreement with Avnet USI

January 03, 2018 by Paul Shepard

SMC Diode Solutions announced a global distribution agreement with Avnet USI, a business region of Avnet, Inc. leader in Hi-Rel/MILSPEC and space level components.   Under the terms of the agreement, Avnet ASI will market, sell, and support SMC Diode’s comprehensive semiconductor portfolio worldwide.

SMC Diode Solutions is a silicon and silicon carbide (SiC) innovator with a wholly-owned wafer fabrication facility and dedicated design engineering staff.  Their state-of-the-art products are widely employed in a broad range of mission-critical applications including aerospace, medical, automotive, lighting, and industrial, as well as in communication, and consumer electronics.

The company further specializes in manufacturing legacy devices for defense, aerospace, and commercial customers.  SMC is ISO9001, ISO14001 and TS16949 qualified.

“Avnet USI is a globally recognized leader in military aerospace electronic component distribution,” said Mark La Pointe, Sales and Marketing Director of SMC. “We are confident that the addition of Avnet USI to our expanding global distribution channel will further enhance our ability to provide customers with best-in-class products, as well as unparalleled design and supply chain expertise.”

“Avnet USI is excited to add SMC’s extensive range of quality semiconductor products to our existing line card, and optimizing our ability to meet the specific demands of our worldwide Hi-Rel account base,” stated Avnet USI Area Sales Director, Gene Brown.

“This new partnership is a natural complement to our comprehensive inventory of industry-leading technology products.  We look forward to a lasting and successful relationship," Brown concluded.