America II Signs Global Distribution Agreement with Tekmos

Leading Independent Distributor Addresses the Challenges of Obsolescence

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 11, 2011--America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest independent distributors of semiconductors and passive components, has entered into a global distribution agreement with Tekmos, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company that specializes in replacement solutions for obsolete microcontrollers as well as FPGA, CPLD and ASIC conversions from manufacturers such as Xilinx®, Altera® and Microsemi®.

"Tekmos will be an exciting line for us since they provide numerous opportunities in areas where customers are struggling to find replacements for older legacy products," said Jim Magee, President of America II Electronics. "Their devices have successfully solved sourcing problems for many companies in the defense, medical, telecommunication and industrial markets. We’re pleased to be offering their products to our worldwide customers."

"We’re delighted to have America II as our authorized distributor," added Bob Abrams, VP Sales at Tekmos. "I believe our joint commitment in solving end-of-life device problems will help customers reduce risk and navigate the challenges of obsolescence in the industry."

With over three billion parts in stock and available to sell at their St. Petersburg facility, America II Electronics has one of the largest inventories in the industry. Specializing in hard-to-find and allocated products, as well as stocking long lead-time semiconductors from the top manufacturers, America II Electronics will now provide even more choices for their worldwide customers.

To learn more, contact America II Electronics at (800) 767-2637 or visit

About Tekmos, Inc.:

Based in Austin, Texas, Tekmos specializes in obsolete device replacement, including a line of replacement ICs for older Intel®, Freescale® and NXP® microcontrollers. The company has implemented over 650 designs since its founding in 1997. Tekmos develops and manufacturers older microcontrollers, FPGA conversions, ASICs, standard products and specialty memories.

About America II Electronics:

Established in 1989, America II Electronics, Inc. is one of the world's largest independent semiconductor distributors. Headquartered in Florida and with offices in the UK, Germany, Asia and Mexico, America II stocks active, passive and electromechanical components from over 1,400 manufacturers, while providing value-added services and inventory solutions from its ISO 9001:2008 and ESD-certified 420,000 square foot North American distribution facility. As an independent distributor, America II Electronics, Inc. is not affiliated with the manufacturers of the products it sells except as expressly noted otherwise. Any and all trademark rights associated with the manufacturers' names and products are owned by the respective manufacturers.

Anton Wurr, Marketing Director
America II Electronics


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