Photo Caption L-R: Jesper Rasmussen, Global Category Director Passives, Premier Farnell, Alphonse Willems (General Manager European Operations, Walsin), Dave Jones (Senior Product Manager, Farnell element14), CS Yang (VP of Sales, Walsin), Adrian Cotterill (Product Manager, Farnell element14), Richard Curley (Supplier Account Manager, Farnell element14)
element14 has signed a global franchise agreement with Taiwan based, Walsin Tech. Co. in Europe and APAC to add a range resistors and ceramic capacitors to its extensive Passive linecard.
The agreement will specifically target new CEM customers in industrial, telecom/wireless, networking and digital consumer markets.
Walsin is in the global top two and top five suppliers of resistors and ceramic capacitors respectively as well as a major RF discrete components and modules supplier. Walsin sales turnover was $475 million in 2014.
Jesper Rasmussen, Global Category Director, Passives, Premier Farnell, said: “We are delighted to extend our linecard with this range from Walsin. We are the first high service distribution company Walsin has engaged with in Europe and we are excited to bring their products to this new market.”
Alphonse Willems, General Manager European Operations, Walsin, said: “We are happy to be able to extend our print positions and provide excellent services to end customers through Farnell element14, a leader in its industry.”