Smith’s new location in San Jose offers centralized support in one of the world’s most tech-forward areas
Houston, TX (January 11, 2019) – Smith, a global distributor of electronic components and semiconductors, today announces the relocation of its Silicon Valley office. The new location in San Jose positions Smith within the United States’ center for technology and innovation, in a region that is a haven for startups and home to the headquarters of some of the world’s largest high-tech corporations.
San Jose is Silicon Valley’s largest city by population and is located near many other major tech hubs, like Palo Alto, Mountain View, and Cupertino. The new office is conveniently located near the San Jose International Airport, allowing for easier face-to-face interactions and networking opportunities with customers.
New products, hardware, and technologies are constantly being developed in the area, and Smith’s involvement here will provide reliable supply-chain procurement and service solutions to partners in this tech hotspot.
“Relocating Smith’s Silicon Valley office gives Smith more exposure to the fast-growing and emerging technologies being advanced by some of the world’s most influential corporations,” said Marc Barnhill, Smith’s Chief Trading Officer. “Focusing on these developments helps us keep pace with our customers’ dynamic needs so that we can better serve them regionally and globally with the most up-to-date commodity expertise and strategic inventory decisions.”
The new office is located at:
100 Century Center Court, Suite 700
San Jose, CA 95112
Tel: +1 925.600.3333
Founded in 1984, Smith sources, manages, and distributes the electronic components that go into everything from mobile phones and computers to appliances and directional drilling systems. In 16 cities around the world, from Silicon Valley to Seoul, Smith’s legion of employees communicates in 50 different languages and dialects and buys and sells components 24 hours per day, with global annual sales of $1.66 billion. Smith is always moving: helping manufacturers navigate market shifts; customizing supply chain solutions; testing components using cutting-edge technology. With testing and logistics hubs in Houston, Hong Kong, and Amsterdam, Smith’s processes focus on critical issues, from quality management to counterfeit prevention and environmental safety. Smith’s operations, purchasing, and sales worldwide are seamlessly integrated with the company’s global IT infrastructure, offering real-time inventory and logistics visibility anywhere in the world. Smith is the leading independent distributor of electronic components and ranks number eight among all global distributors. Smith’s Intelligent Distribution™ model adapts to ever-changing demands by providing reliable global electronics sourcing and logistics, regardless of distribution channel or locale. For more information, please visit https://www.smithweb.com, or, to reach a Smith representative 24 hours a day, please call +1 713.430.3000.
For more information, contact:
Smith, VP of Marketing