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Silicon Valley Disti Chart
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by Vaughn Aubuchon

Here is a brief summary of the Top 10 electronic components distributors in Silicon Valley (San Jose, CA area).


The disti's are listed in order of 2004 Annual Sales. Contact information, along with a link, is given for each electronics distributor listed. Whether you are seeking semiconductors (active components) or passive components, the top 10 list of electronics component distributors is given below.

Silicon Valley

Phone Number


Electronics Distribution Notes,
plus company "Quotation"

Arrow Electronics
3000 Bowers Ave.,
Santa Clara, CA 95051


$6.1 B

HQ: Melville, NY
"Services the needs of OEMs and contract manufacturers with the broadest line card of semiconductors, passives, electromechanical devices and connector products, complemented by world-leading supply chain management solutions."
Bought Zeus in 1993
Bought Richey in 1998
Bought Bell Industries in 1998, who had bought Milgrey in 1997
Bought Wyle in 2000
Bought Pioneer-Standard in 2003


1820 McCarthy Blvd.,
San Jose, CA 95035


$5.6 B

HQ: Phoenix, AZ
"Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), is one of the world's largest B2B distributors of semiconductors, interconnect, passive and electromechanical components, enterprise network and computer equipment, and embedded subsystems from leading manufacturers."
Bought Hamilton in 1962
Bought Hallmark in 1993
Bought Marshall in 2000, who had bought Sterling in 1999
Bought Bell Micro in 2010

Future Electronics
2220 O'Toole Ave.,
San Jose, CA 95131


$2.4 B

HQ: Pointe Claire, Quebec, Canada
"Future Electronics is a global distributor of electronic components, providing an exemplary standard of quality service to our customers. Visit our new e-store and browse the largest available-to-sell inventory!"

Bell Microproducts
Acquired by Avnet
1941 Ringwood Ave.,
San Jose, CA 95131


 $1.1 B

HQ: San Jose, CA
"Wholesale distributor of computer components including semicondustors, crystals, tape libraries, RAID, and network attached storage."

Avnet Memec
redirects to
Avnet Silica
2460 N. First Street,
Suite 170
San Jose, CA 95131


$956 M

(Purchased by Avnet)
Semiconductors only
HQ: San Diego, CA
"Memec is a leading global semiconductor distributor specializing in demand creation and servicing the electronics industry, with 2,400 employees, including 1,800 field application engineers, technical sales specialists, technical marketing professionals and account representatives around the world."

48371 Fremont Blvd.,
Suite 107
Fremont , CA 94538


$658 M

Passives only
HQ: Ft. Worth, TX
"TTI, Inc., is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, and is the largest authorized distributor of passive, interconnect, and electromechanical components. Our extensive product line and supply chain solutions have made us the distributor of choice for industrial and consumer electronics manufacturers worldwide."
Bought Mouser in 2000

Newark InOne
3600 West Bayshore Rd.,
Suite 104
Palo Alto, CA 94303


$511 M

HQ: Chicago, IL
"Newark InOne, a subsidiary of global distributor Premier Farnell plc, is the leading small-quantity distributor of electronic components and test equipment in North America. A market leader with locations in the US, Canada, Mexico and Brazil, Newark InOne offers the broadest product selection from 425+ top manufacturers and a unique range of tailored services, including eProcurement."
Bought by Premier in 1968
Premier bought by Parnell in 1996

701 Brooks Ave. South
Thief River Falls, MN 56701


$493 M

HQ: Thief River Falls, MN
"Digi-Key Corporation is an industry leader in the distribution of quality, electronic components - committed to product availability, service and performance. Search, find, buy from a manufacturer authorized distributor. Same-day shipment, next-day delivery on orders entered by 8:00pm Central Time (USA). Access product information, datasheets, application notes, product photos, catalog, industry links."

All American
redirects to
Master Electronics
230 Devcon Dr.,
San Jose, CA 95112


$410 M

HQ: Miami, FLA
"Leader in distribution technology and supply chain management, All American is recognized as the 3rd largest distributor of semiconductors and the 9th largest electronic components distributor overall. With 36 strategic locations throughout North America, as well as operations in both Asia and Europe."

Nu Horizons

redirects to
2070 Ringwood Ave.
San Jose, California 95131


$348 M

HQ: Melville, NY
"Nu Horizons is a leading global distributor of high technology active components, including analog, clock and timing devices, communications, computer products, discretes, flat panel display solutions, interface, logic, memory, microcontrollers and microprocessors, opto electronics and power, to a wide variety of commercial original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)."



250 - 550


A List of the Components

Sold by San Jose, CA Bay Area
Electronic Component Distributors


ACTIVE Components :
     IC Semiconductors: Analog, Chip sets, DSP, I/O Chips, Interface, Logic, Memory, Microcontrollers, Modems, Peripherals, Processors, RAM, ROM, Regulators, Timers

     Discrete Semiconductors: Diodes, FETs, LED's, Opto, Rectifiers, SCRs, Transistors

PASSIVE Components :
Capacitors, Coils, Inductors, Resistors, Resistor Arrays, and

Electro-mechanical components:
Cable, Connectors, Crystals, Filters, Potentiometers, Relays, Trimmers, Switches, Transformers.

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