8 August 2011

Mouser and Cree sign global distribution agreement

Mouser Electronics Inc of Mansfield, TX, USA, a design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, has signed a global distribution agreement with Cree Inc of Durham, NC, USA (which makes LED chips, lamps and lighting fixtures as well as gallium nitride and silicon carbide power-switching and RF/wireless microelectronic devices and SiC substrates).

The agreement enables lighting designers worldwide to quickly find, compare, select and order Cree’s latest products, including its line of lighting-class XLamp LEDs, high-brightness LEDs, LED modules, and power products. Cree LED components and solutions are used in applications including general lighting, electronic signs and signals. Cree also manufactures SiC-based diodes for power control and management, providing increased efficiency in applications from solar inverters to industrial motor drivers to wireless technologies.

Cree gains access to Mouser’s design engineering marketing programs and to its fulfillment operations. The distributor offers 17 customer support locations across multiple continents with 42 country websites. Mouser says that its Product Knowledge Centers and application guidance tools will give lighting designers easy access to view Cree’s product technical specifications and data sheets. “For design engineers and manufacturers, this means faster access to Cree’s LED lighting solutions and SiC power products on a global basis,” says Mouser’s VP of advanced technology Russell Rasor. 

“With the distribution might of Mouser behind our products, our customers will not only have worldwide access to our products, but will also have the search and comparison resources available through Mouser’s award-winning online catalogs and websites,” comments Mark Despotes, Cree's VP of global channels. “The service and support Mouser offers as an authorized worldwide distributor is invaluable to us and to our customers,” he adds. 

Mouser says that the agreement reinforces its commitment to support new solid-state lighting designs by offering a comprehensive lineup of Cree LED components. In support of Cree’s products, Mouser will provide engineers with optical and mechanical products along with IC-based LED drivers from key suppliers such as Texas Instruments, On Semiconductor, STMicroelectronics and Maxim Integrated Products, strategically positioning it to deliver lighting technology components for new design projects.

Mouser Electronics’ website is updated daily and searches more than 8 million products to locate over 2 million orderable part numbers from more than 450 manufacturers available for easy online purchase. Mouser.com also houses an interactive catalog, data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, and engineering tools.

Tags: Cree XLamp LEDs

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