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About Components Direct

Components Direct, an Avnet Company, leads the industry in 100 percent guaranteed product traceability with no OEM, EMS, or broker-owned inventory. Components Direct is a legally authorized excess, end-of-life and obsolete distributor for several leading manufacturers, including AtmelIDT, International Rectifier, Marvell, Maxim, Micrel, NvidiaPMC Sierra, STMicroelectroicsXilinx and more.

Established in 2006, and acquired by Avnet, Inc. in 2013, Components Direct is a primary channel for all of Avnet's excess, obsolete and unsold factory stock. Components Direct also has access to Avnet's logistical facilities across North America and Asia as well as a broad-based line card of more than 150 authorized manufacturers.

Components Direct mission is to empower our suppliers and customer partners with an innovative platform for managing and buying authorized excess and obsolete inventory.

As an authorized distributor of excess and obsolete electronic components, when you purchase with Components Direct, be assured that:

  • We deliver the highest service and reliability to our suppliers and customers.
  • All inventory was obtained directly from the supplier/manufacturer or from their authorized distributor.
  • All inventory has been handled and stored in accordance with the highest industry quality standards. Components Direct is certified for ISO 9001.



Manufacturer Direct Guarantee - Components Direct

Our Manufacturer Direct guarantee ensures that all components sold through Components Direct are 100% traceable, 100% reliable and 100% guaranteed direct. As you would expect from an authorized distributor, Components Direct distributes only authorized product direct from the manufacturer with no OEM, EMS, or broker owned inventory so you can buy safely and with confidence.  

ECIA Components Direct


Components Direct is a member of the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA). We are committed to being your most trusted source for excess and end-of-life electronic component needs.


For Our Manufacturers:

As an authorized distributor and a leading voice against counterfeit activity, Components Direct enables manufacturers to put excess back into the control of an authorized source as opposed to the secondary market. We work exclusively with manufacturers to protect their brand from gray market activity and prevent market erosion by proactively monitoring the market and recovering revenue which previously would have been consumed by brokers.  

Components Direct's industry-leading platform and e-commerce solutions are built from the ground up, optimized for the complex needs of manufacturers to maximize revenue throughout the product lifecycle. We enable manufacturers to capture the full potential of an offline or online sales and marketing channel as well as providing a flexible fulfillment infrastructure to support their supply chain needs.


As Your Authorized Distributor, Components Direct Delivers:

Manufacturer Direct Guarantee - Components Direct 100% guaranteed traceable product back to you, the original component manufacturer.

We will provide your customers with an authorized source for their excess and end-of-life electronic component needs.

SEO UP - Components Direct SEO - Reach the right customer at the right time 

Components Direct's enterprise cloud platform is engineered to provide the highest levels of visibility and global exposure for you, and your products, by applying proven SEO and marketing techniques to ensure your customers always find you when their search is top of mind.



Secondary Market Analysis-Components Digrect

Tool and Analytics - Prevent margin erosion by proactively monitoring and controlling gray market activity. Secondary market analytics convey key market data and demand signals on product availability in the secondary market. Web analytics provide customer specific behavior and conversion activity. And a robust 24/7 POS web portal provides real-time information on customers, quantity and prices of products sold.












Secondary Market Analysis-Components DirectBrand Protection - Protect your brand from counterfeit products and gray market activity. Components Direct's platform provides manufacturers with unmatched visibility and control of the secondary market. Armed with detailed secondary market data by region, date code and vendor, manufacturers can trace the product leakage of their product into the secondary market and take action to protect their brand.




Platform Solutions 

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For Our Buyers:

“As an extension of the manufacturer, Components Direct provides the supply chain buyer with complete confidence and peace of mind that all products originate directly from the manufacturer and have been properly stored, handled and packaged. Sourcing from an authorized source like Components Direct eliminates the risks surrounding product quality, reliability and liability.” 
 - Angel Mendez, Senior VP of Cisco Transformation  

Components Direct offers buyers of electronic components a secure, authorized "one stop shop" for excess and end-of-life components. Our leading e-commerce webstore,, offers 100% direct traceable components. Our webstore is updated daily with products from more than 150 industry-leading manufacturers. Our flexible, customer-friendly webstore ensures that buyers ranging from individual engineers and procurement professionals to OEMs or Contract Manufacturers are able to find the parts they need quickly and with the peace of mind that comes from dealing with a certified source.

  • Authorized channel with 100% product lineage and traceability
  • Broad product line offering full reels, older revisions, broken packages, sample buys
  • Downloadable datasheets across our entire product portfolio as well as real time availability with competitive online pricing
  • State of the art warehousing and logistics certified to ISO 9001 standards
  • Factory authorized source for one or two time buys and factory shortage needs
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Components Direct is the premier authorized distributor for excess and end-of-life electronic components. We are the only company working directly with manufacturers and their franchised distributors to offer 100 percent guaranteed traceable E&O components as well as technology services to combat counterfeit components and other gray market activity.