Avnet to Market NMB’s Comprehensive Line of more than 100 AC and DC Axial Fans and Blowers

Phoenix and Chatsworth, CA – September 3, 2009 – NMB Technologies Corporation, a Minebea Group Company, and the Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), have signed a distribution agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Avnet in the Americas will market NMB’s comprehensive line of more than 100 AC and DC axial fans and blowers, ranging in size from 25mm to 173mm.

NMB has over 50 years of experience in the development of AC/DC axial fans and blowers for use in personal computing, networking, telecommunications, home entertainment and electronics, automotive, medical and industrial market applications. Together with Avnet’s technical expertise and supply chain service solutions, the two companies can provide tailored services and cooling products to meet customers` exact needs.

"Avnet has a reputation as a leader across all the cooling markets we want to explore. This represents a great opportunity for NMB, as our focus is on total thermal management solutions," said Ed Gomez, distribution manager for NMB Technologies Corporation.

"NMB’s portfolio of AC and DC solutions is uniquely positioned to meet the thermal management needs and challenges of today’s complex designs," said Alex Iuorio, senior vice president of supplier management for Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. "NMB and Avnet offer customers the quality and reliability they come to expect in products and the design expertise and services that will help them complete those designs faster and speed their time to market."

For more information about NMB fans and blowers available from Avnet, please visit: http://www.em.avnet.com/nmb

About NMB Technologies Corporation

NMB Technologies Corporation, a Minebea Group Company, is the world’s largest manufacturer of miniature precision ball bearings and a volume leader in the design and manufacturing of precision electro-mechanical components, including cooling fans and blowers, precision small motors and mechanical bearing assemblies. NMB products can be found in the personal computing, networking, telecommunications, home entertainment, home electronics, and automotive, medical and industrial markets. For more information on NMB Technologies Corporation visit http://www.nmbtc.com or e-mail at fans@nmbtc.com.

About Avnet Electronics Marketing

Avnet Electronics Marketing is an operating group of Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. that serves electronic original equipment manufacturers (EOEMs) and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers in more than 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 http://www.em.avnet.com  Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology in the world. Avnet accelerates its partners` success by connecting the world’s leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 100,000 customers and providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 27, 2009, Avnet generated revenue of $16.23 billion. For more information, visit http://www.avnet.com

NMB Technologies Corporation
Sarah deRosier
Marketing Communications Manager
Tel: 818-341-3355 Ext. 3406
Fax: 818-341-8207
sderosier@nmbtc.com
or
Avnet Electronics Marketing
Jody LaRoque
Tel: 480-643-2547
jody.laroque@avnet.com

 

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