element14, an Avnet company and global distributor of electronic components, products and solutions, has strengthened its global partnership with Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH (Toshiba), resulting in a significant product line expansion and increased stock holding.
The Toshiba product range available from element14 will grow to 800 devices, increasing to more than 1000 items by 2023, while new products will also be introduced throughout 2022 and beyond.
The new relationship recognises rapid changes in the way customers now select components for new and existing designs following the recent pandemic and semiconductor supply shortage. element14 has successfully distributed a small range of Toshiba commodity items for many years. However, the enhanced portfolio will focus on Toshiba’s market leading range of opto couplers, opto (MOSFET) relays, low- and high-voltage power MOSFETs, discrete IGBTs, small signal diodes and transistors, voltage regulators, logic and motor control solutions.
Simon Meadmore, Vice President of Product and Supplier Management at element14 says:“element14 has a successful long-term relationship with Toshiba, and this is the right time to grow our range with this strong and respected brand. Our customers can now enjoy enhanced availability of Toshiba products coupled with fast access to new-to-market technologies. The new agreement strengthens the overall relationship between Toshiba, element14 and the Avnet Group. We are committed to regularly launching new devices to enhance our existing portfolio from Toshiba.”
Ian Wilson, Senior Manager – Distribution Sales at Toshiba commented: “In these times of global shortage it is important to remember that we need to strengthen our support to meet the needs of the engineering community who continue to design, qualify, upgrade and repair with the latest components.”
Toshiba develops, manufactures and supplies a wide range of innovative semiconductor solutions for automotive, industrial, Internet of Things (IoT), motion control, telecoms, networking, consumer and white goods applications. The company specialises in the design of power systems and motor control solutions.
Toshiba is seeking to provide customers with greater access to new technologies by leveraging the strength of element14’s global distribution network. element14 is firmly embedded as an integral part of the Avnet Group, ensuring customers have support through all stages of the product development cycle, including product introduction, sampling, development, mass production and end of life management.
element14 offers an extensive range of products in its comprehensive semiconductor portfolio to support design engineers. Customers also have free access to online resources, datasheets, application notes, videos, webinars and 24/5 technical support.