Founded in 1984, Smith sources, manages, and distributes the electronic components that go into everything from mobile phones and computers to appliances and automobiles. In 17 cities worldwide, Smith’s 700+ employees buy and sell components 24 hours per day, with global annual sales of $3.4 billion. Smith is always moving: helping manufacturers navigate market shifts; customizing supply chain solutions; testing components using cutting-edge technology. With operational hubs in North America, Asia, and Europe, Smith’s processes focus on critical issues, from quality management to counterfeit prevention and environmental safety. Offering unrivaled customer support, Smith is the leading independent distributor of electronic components and ranks seventh among all global distributors.