In a move that could boost its annual revenue by $40 million or more, Kierulff Electronics Inc. has signed an agreement with National Semiconductor Corp. to distribute National's products throughout the country.
Kierulff is the electronic components distribution arm of Cypress-based Ducommun Inc.
National Semiconductor, based in Santa Clara, manufactures semiconductors devices used in products such as microprocessors, logic devices, and telecommunication equipment.
Under the franchise agreement, National Semiconductor will sell products to Kierulff, which in turn will market the components from 30 locations.
Spokesmen from both companies refused to discuss how much the franchise is worth.
But industry analysts say the agreement is beneficial to Kierulff, which has been trying to gain more franchises since it ended a $20-million distribution agreement with Motorola Inc. last October. The Motorola franchise ends next month.
Although Kierulff has added four other franchises since October, National Semiconductor is by far the largest, manufacturing more than 5,000 semiconductor products for customers that include major commercial and military industries.