Mouser Electronics, a global online distributor of semiconductors and electronic components, is expanding its global headquarters and distribution center.
The expansion is driven by positive industry outlook and new manufacturer partners, the company said in a release. Glenn Smith, Mouser president and CEO, said the “rapid increase in technological advancements such as IoT, electric vehicles, artificial intelligence, robotics, and 5G” is driving increased customer demand for chips and other electronic components.
Mouser Electronics, which was founded in 1964, caters to electronic design engineers and buyers of electronic components who are designing, producing and manufacturing electronic products, devices, circuit boards and systems. It was acquired by TTI in 2000, which was subsequently acquired by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway in 2006.
The company stocks components such as semiconductors, embedded modules, optoelectronics, passive components, interconnects and wire and cable assemblies, electromechanical, power, test and measurement components, and tools. It supplies electronics to engineers working across industries and verticals, including automotive, transportation, telecom, computer technology, consumer electronics and medical segments.
The 78-acre distribution center and headquarters will now include 1 million square feet of inventory products and technologies from some 750 electronic component manufacturers. The company is also expanding its global workforce to more than 2,400 employees and is opening new local customer service centers in Brazil, Poland, Vietnam, and the Philippines. It touts over 600,000 customers in 220 countries and territories.
Mouser said it has added a number of new products from manufacturers so far in 2019, including Skyworks’ Wi-Fi 6 front-end modules, RedPine’s multi-protocol low-power connectivity modules, NXP’s power architecture MCUs, and Bosch’s ultra low power smart inertial measurement units (IMUs) for wearables.