Tyco Announces that Avnet Will Distribute Raychem Components

May 16, 2001 by Jeff Shepard

Tyco Electronics Corp. (Menlo Park, CA) announced that Avnet (Phoenix, AZ) will be an authorized distributor for the PolySwitch, Power Switch and SiBar circuit protection components from its Raychem Circuit Protection division in North and South America.

Avnet will distribute Raychem Circuit Protection's full line of PolySwitch resettable fuses designed for computers, consumer electronics, automobiles, telecommunications equipment, batteries and other electronic equipment. Also to be offered are SiBar thyristors surge protectors for over-voltage protection in telecommunications applications as well as the Raychem Power Switches.

“We're excited to have Avnet on board for Raychem Circuit Protection products. The company is a strong addition to our channel line-up and is well positioned to serve our existing and potential customer base," commented Carla Mahrt, worldwide channel manager for the Raychem Circuit Protection division of Tyco Electronics.