Nu Horizons Electronics Corp., Melville, N.Y., recently signed an agreement with Linear Technology Corp. to distribute the Milpitas, Calif. analog IC supplier's product line throughout North America.
Dave Bowers, Nu Horizons' executive vice president of sales and marketing, called the agreement with Linear "significant."
"Linear fills out our line card, along with three other analog suppliers -- Intersil, Micrel and STMicro," Bowers said. "Now we are able to fill all analog requirements for customers without representing nearly as many analog suppliers as our larger competitors."
Nu Horizons expects Linear within the first year will rank among the top five revenue generators for the distributor in North America, along side Xilinx and Vitesse Semiconductor, by filling a void in the distributor's line card created after parting ways with Maxim Dallas approximately three years ago.
Prior to this agreement, Arrow Electronics Inc. held an exclusive North American distribution agreement with Linear since the Melville, N.Y. distributor acquired in 2001 Wyle Components and Wyle Systems, the Irvine, Calif., divisions of the electronics distribution group from Germany's VEBA Electronics, now known as E.ON AG.