ON Semiconductor Achieves Major Milestone with $1B Distribution Resales in Q3 2018

PHOENIX, Ariz., - Nov. 5, 2018 -


Company credits strong business partnerships with distributors in reaching milestone

PHOENIX, Ariz., - Nov. 5, 2018 - ON Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: ON), driving energy efficiency innovations, today announces a monumental milestone in the company’s history by reaching over $1 billion in distribution resales. ON Semiconductor distribution partners have been key to this tremendous milestone.

"ON Semiconductor and Avnet have a long and storied history together that spans more than 55 years. As one of ON Semiconductor’s top three distributors, the strength of our partnership has always been the support we provide together for global customers throughout their product lifecycle," said Phil Gallagher, global president of electronic components, Avnet. "For three years running, ON Semiconductor and Avnet have been in an elite group of electronics components companies named by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical companies. Congratulations ON Semiconductor for surpassing this $1B in resales milestone. "

ON Semiconductor is an industry leader in leveraging the distribution channel. Over 60 percent of the company’s business results from distribution sales, and distribution remains the fastest channel to market. Over the past few years, ON Semiconductor has grown distribution sales, which has attributed to over half of our revenue dating back to 2015.

"I am incredibly proud of our agile team’s ability to deliver massive growth numbers on a yearly basis. Without the strong partnership and solutions selling capabilities of our team and distribution partners, this achievement would not have been possible," said Jeff Thomson, vice president of global distribution sales. "The support of our worldwide distribution partners is fundamental to the success of ON Semiconductor’s ongoing plans to increase market penetration and grow revenue at a faster pace than the industry. The collaborative relationships and progressive sales programs we foster with our channel partners are an integral part of this ongoing plan."

"Future Electronics has been a privileged partner of ON Semiconductor for over 30 years. We enjoy working with partners who are collaborative, open, fair and highly engaged," said Omar Baig-Mirza, Future Electronics executive vice president of sales and marketing. "ON Semiconductor is all about bringing value to our customers. We share the same objectives and, in many respects, the same business philosophies that have enabled our companies to grow together. Future Electronics has tremendous pride in being partnered with and representing ON Semiconductor worldwide."

Last week, ON Semiconductor delivered strong earnings results. Distribution contributed 63 percent of the company’s third quarter revenue. Sales to distributors accounted for approximately 60 percent of our revenues in 2017, 56 percent of our revenues in 2016, and 54 percent of our revenues in 2015, with the year-over-year increases being attributed to our acquisition of Fairchild, which had a greater distribution mix than the company’s historical business.

Alignment in business practices and trust as a global partner has been key with several distributors. "We realized that as we put in more effort, we continue to find more business potential, especially in Japan and Asia. We believe our DNA and passion for demand creation is synergistic with ON Semiconductor’s business," said Kiyoshi Nakashima, Macnica president. "Global customer base expansion is one of our main priorities, and this is well aligned with ON Semiconductor’s expectations and global footprint. Through this expansion and synergy with our line card, I strongly believe both of our organizations become stronger, and our business will grow together. "

In addition to this accomplishment, ON Semiconductor was recognized in 2018 as a Fortune 500 company, was named as one of Fortune’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies, was listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and received recognition from Ethisphere for the third year in a row as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies.

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