ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest independent distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced that its memory inventory has been placed on allocation. In response to the unfortunate incident at the SK Hynix facility in Wuxi, China which is responsible for approximately 15 percent of the world’s DRAM wafer production, the company moved to protect its current customer base by preventing others from exhausting America II’s memory inventory.
“Over the past several months, we’ve seen a significant increase in our OEM base,” said Brian Ellison, President of America II Electronics. “We’re committed to each and every one of those customers, and will stay focused on delivering the best solutions and services. To do that, we needed to take a preemptive approach to our inventory position. The supply chain has been disrupted. In reaction to the tragic fire that recently took place at the SK Hynix manufacturing facility, we felt the need to protect those customers by placing all DRAM and NAND flash inventory on allocation.”
As manufacturers stop providing quotes as a result of the fire in China, America II is also taking a preventative measure. This precaution will assure its customers that they will have priority access to America II’s inventory.