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Cooper Bussmann Taps Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas as Global Distributor


January 10, 2007 - PHOENIX -- Cooper Bussmann Electronics, a leading manufacturer of circuit protection and power management devices, named Avnet Electronics Marketing as its newest global distribution partner. Cooper Bussmann is a division of Cooper Industries.

Avnet Electronics Marketing will distribute the full line of Cooper Bussmann electronic circuit protection, magnetics and supercapacitor solutions in all regions worldwide. This new franchise agreement with Avnet supports Cooper Bussmann’s global growth initiative.

’Cooper Bussmann’s market-leading product portfolio lends itself to Avnet Electronics Marketing’s worldwide customer-focused strategy, further strengthening our solutions-selling approach,’ said Tom McCartney, senior vice president IP&E business development, Avnet Electronics Marketing worldwide.

McCartney noted that Cooper Bussmann’s circuit protection and IC reference design position with power management products are synergistic with semiconductor solutions that Avnet sells which will help further the company’s commitment to provide support across the board.

Cooper Bussmann recently introduced 34 new power magnetics and circuit protection product families targeting Digital Home and Office applications, as well as a series of LED Driver magnetics for IC reference design applications. All will be available globally from Avnet Electronics Marketing in the first quarter of 2007.

For more information about the complete line of Cooper Bussmann Electronics’ products, visit, or visit Avnet Electronics Marketing at

About Avnet Electronics Marketing
Avnet Electronics Marketing is an operating group of Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 company. Avnet Electronics Marketing serves electronic original equipment manufacturers (EOEMs) and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers in 70 countries, distributing electronic components from leading manufacturers and providing associated design-chain and supply-chain services. The group’s Web site is located at

About Avnet
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and technology services and solutions with more than 250 locations serving 70 countries worldwide.

The company markets, distributes and optimizes the supply-chain and provides design-chain services for the products of the world’s leading electronic component suppliers, enterprise computer manufacturers and embedded subsystem providers. Avnet brings a breadth and depth of capabilities, such as maximizing inventory efficiency, managing logistics, assembling products and providing engineering design assistance for its 100,000 customers, accelerating their growth through cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended July 1, 2006, Avnet generated revenue of $14.25 billion. For more information, visit


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