Mouser Electronics and Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. Enter into Distribution Agreement

News from Mouser Electronics, Inc.

12/17/2007

Mansfield, Texas, USA – December 17, 2007 – Mouser Electronics, Inc., known for its rapid introduction of the newest products, today announced it has entered into a distribution agreement with Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, Japan's largest and the world's fourth largest semiconductor manufacturer. Toshiba is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-quality discrete devices, digital multimedia and imaging products, microcontrollers, and wireless components. Toshiba products are ideal for cell phones, MP3 players, cameras, medical devices, automotive electronics, and other applications. “We are excited to add Mouser Electronics to our distribution network,” said George Rea, Director of Distribution and EMS Channel Sales at Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. “Mouser’s reputation as the source for new products and technologies, as well as their strong reputation in the industry, will allow our products to reach new customers.” According to Mike Scott, Mouser Vice President of Active Products, the distribution agreement with Toshiba is in keeping with Mouser’s unique business model of rapid introduction of the newest, most innovative products and the latest technologies, further enhancing the distributor’s time-to-market advantage for their design engineering customers. “We are honored to offer Toshiba’s innovative products to our engineering customers for their new design projects,” Scott said. “We also look forward to penetrating new markets and gaining new customers for Toshiba through our unique engineering customer base, as well as our innovative marketing programs.”

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