Smith & Associates Launches Version 2.2 of

August 30, 2001
Smith & Associates Launches Version 2.2 of

Corporate website now available in multiple languages

Houston, Texas - Smith & Associates, a leading independent distributor of semiconductors and electronic components, recently launched version 2.2 of, the company's corporate website.

The key feature in the new version of is the translation of the core site content into Spanish, German, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. These five languages, in addition to English, cover the primary territories and languages in which Smith conducts business.

"As Smith's territory expands, we constantly seek new ways to exceed our international customers' expectations," explains Lee Ackerley, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder of Smith & Associates. "These translations allow us to communicate on the web the way that we communicate in person and on the phone - in the customer's native language. When a customer calls Smith, more often than not, we have someone that can speak their native language. These translations bring that level of service to the web." has undergone several back-end upgrades since version 2.0 was released in November of last year. In addition to corporate information and news, the site features the popular Smith Market Watch(TM), an online barometer of component pricing trends. Smith's inventory list is also available on the website, in addition to RFQ submission capabilities. The next release of the site is currently in the beta testing phase and will offer highly personalized functionality for current customers. More information on version 2.3 of will be available in upcoming months.

Smith & Associates
Founded in 1984, Smith & Associates ( is a multi-hundred million dollar independent distributor of semiconductors, electronic components, and computer products to manufacturers and resellers of high-technology and computer equipment. Smith has more than 15,000 suppliers and partners in over 60 countries, and was one of the first independent distributors to provide open-market sales and component pricing via the Internet. Smith is also a leader in "just-in-time" delivery with the ability to deliver large quantities of components anywhere in the world, with very short lead times. Smith has offices in Houston, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Seoul, Guadalajara, Barcelona, and Silicon Valley.

For more information, please call 1-800-HOUSTON or 713-430-3000.

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