4 Star Electronics Ranked as Top Distributor

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4 Star Electronics, Inc. Ranked #10 Independent Distributor By Electronics Sourcing North America Magazine (ESNA)

Electronics Sourcing North America, a publication providing vital information about the North American electronic distribution market, has recognized 4 Star Electronics as the #10 independent distributor in 2010.

ESNA reports that the supply chain faced challenges in 2010, as distributors struggled to keep up with demand while extended lead times and allocations from component manufacturers weighed heavily on the industry. Due to their geographic expansions and investments in quality, global sales for the top 10 independent distributors grew by $172.2 million to reach a total of $1.75 billion. 4 Star Electronics had annual sales in 2010 of over $18 million dollars, while investing heavily in equipment and technology to improve anti-counterfeit capabilities.

“Due to the economic state of the world, companies are uncertain about factory supply levels and consumer demand for their products. These uncertainties create shortages and when there are shortages there are counterfeiters looking to take advantage of desperate buyers. We are here to make sure the parts our customers receive are authentic and help them make strategic buys to avoid the pitfalls of shortages”, says Jake Wilson, COO of 4 Star Electronics, Inc.

4 Star Electronics strives to develop strong, long-term relationships with their customers, and believes that the most important factor in sustaining these relationships is investing in counterfeit detection equipment and the continued refinement of quality control processes.

About Electronics Sourcing North America

Electronics Sourcing North America is published monthly (see latest issue) and distributed to over 86,000 electronics purchasing professionals. ESNA is dedicated to helping purchasing professionals address tough buying challenges ranging from counterfeit components and obsolescence to long lead-time products and volatile material pricing. ESNA is published by MMG Publishing, the World’s largest publisher of magazines and on-line information sources for the electronics purchasing professional and electronics supply chain function. With its U.S. base in Minneapolis, Minnesota and head offices in East Sussex, England, MMG prides itself on the highest possible editorial quality for its publications and on-line products.

About 4 Star Electronics, Inc.

4 Star Electronics is one of the world's leading distributors of obsolete and hard to find electronic components. 4 Star, headquartered in San Clemente, California, currently stocks over 100,000 line items in their 26,000 square foot ANSI/ESD-S20.20 certified warehouse. Other certifications include: ISO 9001:2008, IDEA-STD-1010B, IDEA-ICE-3000, FAA-AC00-56A, CCAP-101A, and DSCC Class 5961 & 5962 QSLD. 4 Star is a member of IDEA, ERAI, ORAFEC, GIDEP, ASA, and the SMTA.

For more information, contact:

John Bonner / Sales Manager
4 Star Electronics, Inc.
930 Calle Negocio, Suite C
San Clemente CA 92673
Phone: 949-276-5225 – Fax: 949-240-8503
Email: rfq(at)4starelectronics(dot)com

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