Smith & Associates Named a Top 100 Electronics Company.

November 13, 2000
Smith & Associates Named a Top 100 Electronics Company.

Houston, Texas - Smith & Associates - the leading Independent Distributor of semiconductors, electronic components, and computer products - has been ranked #32 out of the Top 100 Electronics Companies, according to Cahners Research.

Smith & Associates was included as part of the Cahners Research feature titled "Electronic Industry's Movers and Shakers of 2000." According to the article, Cahners' writers, editors, and research units chose the top companies according to management philosophy, leadership skills, superb technology to produce innovative services, and estimated revenue.

"We are thrilled to be named one of 'The Electronics Industry's Movers and Shakers 2000,' explains Aric N. Hooverson, vice-president of marketing of Smith & Associates. "Smith & Associates has a high standard of productivity and efficiency. Because we've continued to expand across the US and around the world, we have strengthened our global relationships and are able to move large amounts of products around the globe quickly."

Houston-based Smith & Associates was the highest-ranking company on the list that employs fewer than 200 employees. And in terms of revenue, Smith & Associates has been ranked the #1 Independent Distributor of semiconductors and electronic components for two of the past three years, according to annual surveys by Electronic Buyers' News.

Cahners' Electronic Group is the electronics industry knowledge network. Cahners researched the electronics industry to find the leaders, innovators, managers and businesses, from silicon to systems, from software to service providers, to be named "The Electronics Industry's Movers and Shakers of 2000."

About Smith
Founded in 1984, Smith & Associates (www.smithweb.com) is a $470 million Independent Distributor of semiconductors, electronic components, and computer products to manufacturers and resellers of high-technology and computer equipment. Smith has thousands of 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. Named an Inc. 500, Houston 100, Texas 100, and World Trade 100 company, Smith's annual revenues of $3.43 million per employee are the highest of any Texas-based high-technology company. Smith is the only global leader in "just in time" delivery with the ability to deliver large quantities of components anywhere in the world, with very short lead times. Headquartered in Houston, Smith has major trading operations in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Guadalajara, Hong Kong, Seoul, and Silicon Valley. Smith operates worldwide, twenty-four hours a day in over a dozen languages.

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