EBV and Nuventix sign "Buy-Sell Distribution Agreement" for EMEA region

Jan. 15, 2009
Date Announced: 15 Jan 2009 Poing, Munich and Austin, Texas – EBV Elektronik, an Avnet (NYSE: AVT) company and Nuventix, Inc., today announced an EMEA "buy-sell distribution agreement". EBV Elektronik will distribute Nuventix’ full line of cooling solutions designed for use with solid-state lighting products, high-performance CPUs, ASICs, FPGAs and microelectronics.The key benefits of Nuventix’ SynJet® technology include: ultra reliability, high efficiency cooling and low audible noise – making it the ideal choice to meet the demanding requirements of high-brightness LED illumination systems. EBV Elektronik, and its dedicated team of lighting specialists will assist customers with the application of Nuventix’ technology by offering specialized engineering and system-level design support. “Nuventix has developed a unique technology that addresses the critical thermal management challenges of high-brightness LED systems, as well as localized cooling for high-performance processors, DSPs, FPGAs and ASICs,” said Rudy Van Parijs, vice president, technical development, EBV Elektronik. “SynJet technology is remarkable. Engineers now have a cooling system that unleashes the potential of energy efficient lighting, without the noise, power and failure modes associated with traditional motor-driven fans. We are very excited to bring this new technology to all of our customers.”“EBV Elektronik, as the leading specialist in EMEA semiconductor distribution, will serve as an excellent partner for distributing our full range of SynJet cooling solutions,” said Jim Balthazar, president and CEO, Nuventix. “We expect EBV to contribute significantly to our SynJet product sales in EMEA.” To view data sheets on Nuventix coolers or for more information on high-brightness LED systems, please visit www.ebv.com/nuventix.About NuventixNuventix is revolutionizing thermal management of consumer electronics, LED lighting, medical, telecommunications, automotive and other electronics with patented, highly adaptable, quiet and reliable cooling devices that efficiently – and directly – dissipate heat from any surface. The patented SynJet technology enables the most reliable and flexible air cooling solutions available today. The Austin, TX-based company is venture-backed and led by an experienced team of senior executives with a breadth of experience building and leading thermal and startup companies to success. More information can be found at www.nuventix.com. About EBV ElektronikEBV Elektronik, an Avnet (NYSE:AVT) company, was founded in 1969 and is the leading specialist in European semiconductor distribution. EBV maintains its successful strategy of personal commitment to customers and excellent services. 240 Technical Sales Specialists provide a strong focus on a selected group of long-term manufacturing partners. 115 continuously trained Application Specialists offer extensive application know-how and design expertise. Warehouse operations, complete logistics solutions and value-added services such as programming, taping & reeling and laser marking are fulfilled by Avnet Logistics, EBV’s logistical backbone and Europe’s largest service centre. EBV operates from 59 offices in 28 countries throughout EMEA (Europe - Middle East - Africa). More information about EBV Elektronik under www.ebv.com.

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