Mouser Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Mouser Electronics Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Global Sales and Distribution

The Fort Worth, Texas-headquartered Mouser Electronics, Inc., a global distributor of the latest electronic components, semiconductors, and industrial automation products, is celebrating its 60th anniversary.

Photo of Mouser Headquarters, accompanying an article about Mouser's 60th anniversary, appearing in Electronics Industry Monthly.
Mouser Electronics is Celebrating its 60th Anniversary in 2024.

As a leading global authorized distributor, Mouser provides an extensive range of semiconductors, electronic components, and industrial automation products. Customers benefit from the assurances that they are purchasing 100% certified, genuine products sourced directly from Mouser’s reputable manufacturer partners, ensuring full traceability.

In addition, the company’s website provides Mouser customers with a value-added wealth of on-demand technical resources to help expedite their design processes, including a Technical Resource Center, product datasheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, engineering tools, and other valuable information.

Mouser Electronics was founded in 1964 by a high school physics teacher who sought to address his students’ needs for more accessible electronic components. The company’s humble roots began with just a few employees working out of a garage in El Cajon, California. In 1986, the company moved its headquarters from California to Texas, placing Mouser near Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to expand its distribution capabilities further. In 2000, the company was acquired by the Fort Worth-based TTI, Inc. In 2007, Mouser and TTI were acquired by the Warren Buffett-owned Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.

Mouser’s central hub remains the company’s global corporate headquarters and distribution center, located on a 100-acre campus in Mansfield, Texas.

Since its founding, Mouser has grown to become one of the world’s top 10 global electronic component distributors. It is a multi-billion-dollar corporation, employing 4,000, with 28 locations worldwide. While much has changed in the electronics industry since 1964, Mouser has focused on its customers and helping them source the newest technologies as quickly as possible. In 2024, the company will serve over 650,000 global customers and distribute the latest semiconductors and electronic components from over 1,200 manufacturer partners.

Glenn Smith, the president and CEO of Mouser Electronics since 2004, began his career at the company in 1973. His first role was working part-time in the company’s warehouse as one of just 12 employees. At that time, Mouser was a small but growing electronics distribution startup. Since then, and over the last five decades, Smith has played a vital role in helping to rapidly grow Mouser into one of the world’s top-10 electronic components distributors.

Over the decades, Mouser has been recognized with various awards for its innovation, leadership, and industry, community, and marketing efforts. In 2012, Mouser received an Employer of Excellence Award from Tarrant County, Texas, recognizing the significant positive economic and community impact that Mouser has had in North Texas. In 2014, the company won a 2014 Large Business of the Year Award.  In 2019, the Fort Worth Business Press named Glenn Smith as a Top Public Company CEO. In 2021, the company was again recognized with a Best Places to Work Award. In 2022 alone, Mouser received more than 30 individual awards for distribution excellence from its valued manufacturer partners.

According to Smith, much of Mouser’s continued growth and prosperity has been due to the hard work of Mouser employees and their unwavering dedication to providing best-in-class service.  He notes, “I congratulate all Mouser employees, past and present. We would not be here today without the exceptional teamwork of our people. They are the backbone of our longevity. Each of us continues to play an important role in making our company thrive. Together, we have accomplished great things, and we are far from finished.”

Smith added, “I always tell employees that ‘satisfied customers’ made their paychecks possible. Our customers and manufacturer partners are a big part of Mouser’s success story. We are extremely grateful for their patronage and partnership through the decades.”

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About Mouser Electronics
Mouser Electronics, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is an authorized semiconductor and electronic component distributor focused on New Product Introductions from its leading manufacturer partners. Serving the global electronic design engineer and buyer community, the international distributor’s website,, is available in multiple languages and currencies and features over 6.8 million products from over 1,200 manufacturer brands. Mouser offers 28 support locations worldwide to provide best-in-class customer service in the local language, currency, and time zone. The distributor ships to over 650,000 customers in 223 countries/territories from its one-million-square-foot, state-of-the-art distribution facilities in the Dallas, Texas, metro area.

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