Mouser Electronics

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Mouser Electronics
TypeSubsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway
IndustryElectronics
FoundedEl Cajon, California, USA (1964)
HeadquartersMansfield, Texas, USA
Key people

Paul Andrews, Jr., Chairman

Glenn Smith, President & CEO
ProductsElectronic components
 
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Mouser Electronics
TypeSubsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway
IndustryElectronics
FoundedEl Cajon, California, USA (1964)
HeadquartersMansfield, Texas, USA
Key people

Paul Andrews, Jr., Chairman

Glenn Smith, President & CEO
ProductsElectronic components

Mouser Electronics is a catalog distributor of electronic components based in Mansfield, Texas, United States.

History[edit]

Mouser Electronics was founded in El Cajon, California by Jerry Mouser in 1964.[1] Jerry Mouser was a physics teacher who needed components for an electronics program at his high school. In 1983, his company relocated to its branch location in Mansfield, Texas and in 2001, expanded into a new facility on seven acres there.[2] In January 2000, Mouser became a wholly owned subsidiary of TTI, Inc. in Fort Worth, Texas. In 2007, the company expanded its warehouse and office space by 231,800 square feet,[3] and became part of the Berkshire Hathaway Group. Mouser cosponsored the SAE 2013 Counterfeit parts Avoidance Symposium in Canada.[4] The company has been presented awards such as "Electronics Choice Industry Award for Community Activism - Social or Educational Cause" from the Electronic Components Industry Association in 2013[5] and from connector manufacturer Harting in 2013 for "New Customer Growth" and "New Product Growth",[6] and Littelfuse in 2011, for "Catalog Distributor of the Year".[7]

E-commerce[edit]

The website has products from 450+ manufacturers and access to 5 million data sheets. It has a project manager with automatic re-order and Bill Of Materials(BOM) import capabilities. Users can subscribe to a Mouser newsletter.[citation needed]

Trivia[edit]

Sir Mix-a-lot tweeted an electronics-themed parody of "Baby Got Back" to Mouser. Twitter Conversation Geek Rap

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mouser Electronics educational sales page with short company history". Mouser.com. 
  2. ^ "2 Arlington building projects to start soon". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. July 24, 2001. p. 1 (Business). Retrieved November 19, 2013 – via Newsbank. (subscription required)
  3. ^ "Mouser Electronics: Delivering a Successful Construction Project at a Location With Extensive Ongoing Client Operations" (Press release). Bob Moore Construction. 2008. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Mouser Electronics Sponsors International Counterfeit Parts Avoidance Symposium" (Press release). Reuters. September 3, 2013. Retrieved November 19, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Electronic Components Industry Association Honors Mouser Electronics". HispanicBusiness.com. November 24, 2013. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Mouser Electronics Wins Two Distinguished Awards from Harting" (Press release). Harting USA. June 5, 2013. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Littelfuse Names Mouser Electronics 2011 Catalog Distributor of the Year" (Press release). Littelfuse. May 10, 2012. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 

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