Founded in 1984, Smith & Associates is a global distributor of semiconductors and electronic components and a trusted provider of efficiency-enhancing supply chain services to electronics and high-tech manufacturers. Smith’s investment in advanced in-house labs, a highly trained professional team, and strategically located global support centers offers our partners complete sourcing, inventory management solutions, cost-saving program, and more.
A privately held company, Smith & Associates employs more than 400 people worldwide, with over $500 million in sales annually. Smith's regional hubs in Houston, Hong Kong, and Amsterdam are ISO-certified. In addition, sales and purchasing offices are located in Austin, Silicon Valley, Guadalajara, New York, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Seoul, Taipei, Penang, and Bangalore.
You might be surprised to hear us say that we can find just about any electronic component that you need, but Smith offers a comprehensive line-up of virtually all the electronic components currently used by our customers. That includes makers of computers, personal electronics and mobile phones, plus telecommunications, industrial medical and aviation equipment manufacturers.
How do we do it? One look at our line card shows that we need some powerful resources to source all these parts.
We start with highly trained, experienced account representatives. They’ve built strong relationships with all the key sources in the open market, which puts a host of parts at our fingertips.
We pair our human expertise with information technology. A global trading platform extends each trader’s personal relationships to the entire Smith team.
Our operations and logistic capabilities are specialized – we only sell electronic components and IT equipment. So our logistics staff knows how to handle electronics, evaluate them, test them and ship them.