CAO Group signs Avnet Lightspeed as distributor for Dynasty LEDs

Date Announced: 06 Feb 2007

Optoelectronics manufacturer CAO Group has named the Avnet LightSpeed™ business unit of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas as its first Authorized Electronics Distributor, including exclusive distribution rights for the new Dynasty™ integrated power LED line.

LightSpeed will distribute the entire CAO Group line of solid state illumination products and system-level solutions. The new alliance was jointly announced by Dr. Densen Cao, owner, president and CEO of CAO Group, and Cary Eskow, director of the new Avnet LightSpeed™ unit.

Dynasty LEDs, an innovative fusion of ingenious mechanical engineering and sophisticated optical engineering, are the only high brightness, high power LEDs (1 watt) on the market which are readily replaceable, hermetically sealed, and which require no secondary heat sink. “There’s nothing else like it,” Eskow said.

These unique features make CAO’s Dynasty and the other CAO Group optoelectronics products an ideal fit for the new Avnet business unit.

Both CAO and Avnet LightSpeed focus on the high brightness illumination product market, with applications in interior/exterior architecture, specialty lighting, traffic control, channel letters, large format signage and luminaire design, as well as medical, dental and clinical systems.

CAO Group expects to expand its distribution network globally, Dr. Cao said. The expansion program will obviously be facilitated by the vote of confidence from Avnet in CAO Group’s cutting edge technology, competitive pricing, and the quality assurances inherent when product is manufactured in company-owned ISO-9001 and TS 16949 certified plants.

Further information about CAO Group is available at www.caogroup.com, or by contacting the company at 4628 West Skyhawk Dr., West Jordan, UT 84084, phone 801-256-9282 or 877-877-9778, or fax 801-256-9287. Further information about Avnet and its LightSpeed unit is at www.em.avnet.com/LightSpeed.

About CAO Group, Inc.
CAO Group, Inc., under the direction of owner, president and CEO Dr. Densen Cao, PhD, offers design, integration and manufacturing of optoelectronic components, solid state signage, and solid state lighting products. This expertise is also utilized in end products for medical, dental, and forensic applications. Corporate headquarters, R & D and medical/dental manufacturing facilities are in West Jordan (Salt Lake City) UT. The company also owns low cost optoelectronic/electronic manufacturing facilities in China, which are ISO 9001 and TS 16949 certified. Detailed information about CAO Group and its products is at www.caogroup.com.

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 http://www.em.avnet.com.

Contact
Jennifer Baker, Marketing Coordinator CAO Group

E-mail:Jennifer.baker@caogroup.com

Web Site:www.caogroup.com

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