Smith & Associates Opens Office in Taipei, Taiwan

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New Taipei location adds to Smith’s deep network of Asian offices

Smith & Associates, a global leader in electronics distribution, today announced the opening of its Taipei sales office. As Smith's fifth Asian office and eleventh worldwide, the new Taipei location will increase Smith's global footprint and its presence in the Asian market.

The new Taipei location adds to Smith’s deep network of Asian offices, presently located in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Seoul. With the addition, Smith will have the physical presence to provide the highest level of customer support to its existing customers in Taipei and surrounding areas. Smith also sees the opening of its Taipei office as an opportunity to expand its local customer and supplier base in the region.

"Not only does the new office bolster our sales capabilities, it will also help us further develop relationships with customers and suppliers in a region that is extremely important to our industry," said Matt Hartzell, Chief Operating Officer.

Henry Wong has moved from Smith's Hong Kong office to take on the role as General Manager of the Taipei location, which will be overseen by Dustin Ford, Vice President, South Asia. Smith also has plans for continued growth, with a sales office in Singapore slated to open in March of 2011.

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-1010-A compliant. In addition, sales and purchasing offices are located in Silicon Valley, Barcelona, Guadalajara, New York, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Seoul. For more information or to reach a Smith representative 24 hours a day, please call: 1.800.HOUSTON or +1 713.430.3000.

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


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