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Yageo deal bolsters Farnell's passive components presence

4th March 2021
Mick Elliott

Farnell has strengthened its passive components line up by signing a global franchise agreement with Yageo, extending its existing relationship to give customers access to the full product range.

Yageo’s range of chip resistors and MLCCs support a range of applications.

Passive component solutions, available from Farnell, will support design and maintenance engineers working in these market sectors:

  • Automotive and transportation – Yageo’s automotive-qualified MLCC and R Chip components are ideal for the demands of the automotive environment which requires highly reliable passive components that can operate under humid conditions and in small spaces without sacrificing power dissipation. Yageo’s range of solutions support established systems such as engine control and power steering, as well as relatively new systems, including car-to-car communications and self-parking. In addition to resistors and capacitors, Yageo ceramic patch/chip antennas and PCB antennas bring wireless connectivity to infotainment and telematic systems to enrich drivers' experiences and enhance safety when driving.
  • Telecommunications – Yageo’s comprehensive range, including resistors, capacitors, varistors and wireless components, satisfy the unrelenting demand for miniaturisation, whilst offering a wide resistance range in low TCR precision and tight tolerance. Their multilayer chip varistors are designed to protect increasingly sensitive semiconductors in portable devices from transient voltages, the alternative choice to diode suppressors. The range also include a portfolio of wireless component antennas and filters enabling unimpeded access to smart communication standards without sacrificing performance.
  • Industrial and smart manufacturing – Yageo's complete lineup of products for industrial applications fulfills power requirements with greater efficiency, lower cost, and smaller footprints. The R Chip and MLCCs are technically advanced, robust and highly reliable with long term performance characteristics and stability making them ideal for intelligent factory automation and robotics design. All of Yageo's industrial product lines meet RoHS and REACH industry compliancy, and strict production and quality standards serve to create the building blocks for a long product lifetime before obsolescence.
  • Power and energy – Yageo offers a range of passive components which can operate in harsh environments and high humidity, suitable for renewable and alternative energy installations, particularly in remote locations where maintenance is difficult and system downtime costly. The range includes High voltage (HV Series) capacitors ideal for power invertors in wind and solar systems, to MLCCs with soft terminations (CS Series) designed to prevent damage and cracks in the ceramic body under mechanical, thermal, and vibratory stresses.

Simon Meadmore, Global Head of IP&E, at Farnell commented: “We are delighted to be making Yageo’s full range of products available to Farnell customers through this new global agreement. As one of the largest chip resistor and capacitor manufacturers in the world, Yageo products further enhance our extensive passive component portfolio, providing easier access to quality products for our customers. With warehouses in the United Kingdom, mainland Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific region, customers can rely on Farnell to deliver the components they need and this is another example of our commitment to provide customer choice and ensure availability of key brands through our global distribution network.”

We are delighted to have Farnell as a high service distributor supporting Yageo’s comprehensive product range, responded Arthur Wang, Managing Director at Yageo, Europe. “Farnell already has a strong partnership with Kemet and Pulse. As a global passive component leader, YAGEO Group will work closely with Farnell to provide customers with short time delivery and best service.”

Farnell will supply an extensive range of customer support, including free access to online resources, data sheets, application notes, videos and webinars on Farnell’s website and 24/5 technical support.

The complete range of Yageo passive components is now available from Farnell in EMEA and element14 in APAC.

Yageo is one of the world’s largest passive component companies, the leading manufacturer of chip resistors and one of the top suppliers of Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors (MLCCs).

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