Smith & Associates to Exhibit at Offshore Technology Conference – Booth 7402

HOUSTON, TEXAS – (April 13, 2011) – Smith & Associates, a Houston based leader in the electronics distribution market, will exhibit at the Offshore Technology Conference, May 2-5, 2011 at Houston’s Reliant Center. The world's premier event for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection, OTC attracts more than 60,000 attendees each year.

As a supply chain partner, Smith supports oil and gas customers with 'downhole' electronics for extended temperature products, control boards, ruggedized electronics, directional drilling systems, instrumentation and repair.

“Smith’s ability to source critical components on a moment’s notice gives our oil and gas customers confidence that their projects will remain on schedule,” said Marc Barnhill, Chief Trading Officer. “OTC provides the perfect platform for us to demonstrate our oil and gas sourcing solutions and quality initiatives to professionals whose job it is to develop cutting-edge projects that are safe, reliable, and of the highest quality.”

Smith will also showcase its new SmithSecure quality initiative, which is an asset to oil and gas customers who have heightened requirements for quality and reliability. The four core programs, SecureSource, SecureService, SecureTest and SecureTech, ensure that electronic components sourced from Smith meet expectations.

Smith’s trading professionals and oil and gas sourcing specialists will be available to answer questions throughout the show at Smith’s booth number 7402. Attendees can schedule individual meetings with Smith representatives during the show. Literature and information on Smith’s products and service offerings will also be available.

About Smith & Associates - Founded in Houston in 1984, Smith & Associates ( is a leader in the independent distribution of semiconductors and electronic components to electronics and high-tech manufacturers. Smith offers shortage sourcing for commodity and obsolete parts, innovative purchasing and inventory management solutions, redistribution of excess inventory, and component stocking for warranty and repair programs.

A privately held company, Smith & Associates employs more than 300 people worldwide, with annual revenue in excess of US$400 million. Smith's regional hubs in Houston, Hong Kong and Amsterdam are ISO certified and IDEA compliant. In addition, sales and purchasing offices are located in Silicon Valley, Barcelona, Guadalajara, New York, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Seoul, Singapore and Taipei. For more information or to reach a Smith representative 24 hours a day, please call: 1.800.HOUSTON or +1 713.430.3000

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For more information, contact:
Mark Bollinger
Smith & Associates
V.P. of Marketing +1 713.430.3000

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