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Allied Electronics to Distribute OPTEK Technology Product Line

Allied Electronics, Inc. Press Release - 4/10/2007

Distribution deal makes Optek products easily available for prototype and small order uses.

Optek's Lednium LED Line

Optek's Lednium LED Line

FORT WORTH, Tx. - Allied Electronics, a subsidiary of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), has signed a distribution agreement with TT electronics OPTEK Technology to distribute its full line of visible LED products in North America.

"Allied is pleased to add OPTEK Technology to our product line," said Lee Davidson, president of Allied. "Customers purchasing OPTEK products from Allied can expect a broad range of product available in stock and in the quantities they need."

Allied will carry OPTEK's full product offering, including fiber optic devices, optoelectronic components, magnetic sensors and LED components and assemblies.

"Allied has many years of experience in the electronics industry, and we believe this partnership will allow our respective organizations to continue to grow," said Alan Bennett, vice president of sales and marketing for OPTEK Technology. "With 56 sales branches throughout the United States and Canada, Allied is well equipped to meet the needs of all of our North American customers."

For more information, contact an Allied representative at 1.800.433.5700 or visit Allied online at

About Allied Electronics

Allied Electronics' headquarters are located in Fort Worth, Texas with 56 sales branches across the United States and Canada. Allied is a subsidiary of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), the world leading catalog component distributor. Electrocomponents has operations in six continents and headquarters in Oxford, England. For more information, visit

About OPTEK Technology

OPTEK Technology is a leading manufacturer of standard and application-specific sensors using infrared, visible, magnetic and fiber optic technologies focused on applications in office machines, industrial equipment, encoders, automotive electronics, military and high-reliability applications, and medical diagnostic equipment. Headquartered in Carrollton, TX, the company is ISO/TS16949:2002 and BS EN ISO 9001:2000 certified, as well as ITAR registered. OPTEK Technology was acquired by TT electronics in December 2003. TT electronics plc is a global electronics company manufacturing a broad range of advanced electronic components, assemblies and sensor modules for the automotive, industrial, telecommunication, computer and aerospace markets.

For more information, visit the comany's website at:

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