Global distribution agreement signed between Farnell and Alliance Memory

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Global distributor Farnell, has signed a worldwide distribution agreement with Alliance Memory, bringing a significant new supplier to Farnell’s semiconductor portfolio.

Credit: Farnell

The agreement further expands Alliance Memory’s market reach and offers customers the complete range of Alliance Memory’s SRAM, DRAM, embedded multi-media card (eMMC), and flash memory ICs from Farnell.

These different memory products meet market needs in the communications, computing, consumer electronics, medical, automotive and industrial markets.

This agreement means Alliance Memory's legacy memory devices will be supplied through Farnell's long-established distribution network and customer base, enhancing their availability and simplifying the procurement process.

The Alliance Memory product range includes:


  • A full range of 3.3V and 5V asynchronous SRAMs used with mainstream digital signal processors (DSPs) and microcontrollers
  • Low-power SRAMs, pseudo-SRAMs


  • 3.3V synchronous DRAMs (SDR)
  • Mobile DDRs, 2.5V single (DDR1), 1.8V double (DDR2) and 1.5V and 1.35V triple rate (DDR3), 1.2V quadruple rate (DDR4/DDR4X) synchronous DRAMs

Flash ICs

  • 5V/3.3V/1.8V Parallel NOR Flash
  • 1.8V & 3.3V Serial NOR Flash (SPI / DUAL / QSPI / Multi IOs),
  • 1.8V & 3.3V SLC Serial NAND Flash (SPI / DUAL / QSPI / Multi IOs),
  • 1.8V & 3.3V SLC Parallel NAND Flash (SPI / DUAL / QSPI / Multi IOs)

Farnell parent company Avnet is an existing authorised distributor of Alliance Memory products, which means that Farnell customers will benefit from Avnet’s existing Alliance Memory ecosystem that delivers design, product, marketing and supply chain expertise for customers at every stage of a product development lifecycle.

Alliance Memory's memory products are intended to meet those customers’ needs who require drop-in replacements for discontinued or obsolete memory components helping to extend the life of existing systems and equipment without costly redesigns or requalification.

Commenting Jose Lok, Farnell Global Product Category Director, Semiconductors, said, “This welcome introduction of Alliance Memory’s extensive memory solutions to our global line card will help our customers worldwide to avoid redesign costs when going through end-of-life transitions for legacy products. Alliance Memory has remained finely tuned to market trends and has expanded its DDR3 SDRAMs, eMMC and other product ranges to ensure the demand for these solutions can be met.”

Alliance Memory’s memory solutions are now available from stock at Farnell in EMEA, Newark in North America and element14 in APAC.