Laird Technologies Signs Distribution Agreement with Avnet Abacus

Agreement Includes EMI and Thermal Management Solutions

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 St. Louis, Missouri, USA – November 19, 2012 – Laird Technologies, Inc., a global leader in the design and supply of customized performance-critical components and systems for advanced electronics and wireless products, today announced it has signed a distribution agreement with Avnet Abacus for its Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) and Thermal Management product lines.  

Avnet Abacus is a leader in the component industry’s distribution network and has a widespread presence in Europe, with 40 offices in 18 countries. Their extensive experience and multiple locations in the region allow them to provide product, service and technical support to customers at a local level. With this agreement, Avnet Abacus customers in Austria, Germany and Switzerland will have access to Laird Technologies’ EMI and Thermal Management solutions.  

“Laird Technologies is looking forward to beginning and building a valuable partnership with Avnet Abacus,” said Stefan Suslik, Key Account Manager for Laird Technologies. “Avnet Abacus is an industry-leading distributor in the European region and this partnership allows Laird Technologies to expand the global presence of our EMI and Thermal Management product lines.” 

Michael Knappmann, Regional Vice President Avnet Abacus Central Europe, commented, “The addition of the Laird Technologies line card to our product offering is a positive development for our customers in Central Europe, providing them with access to reliable, cutting-edge solutions for their thermal management and EMI requirements from a world-leading manufacturer.” 

As an industry leader in high-performance and cost-effective EMI and Thermal Management Solutions, Laird Technologies provides the knowledge, innovation, and resources to ensure exceptional performance and customer satisfaction for applications in the medical, automotive, telecom, industrial, and consumer markets. EMI product offerings include Fabric-over-Foam, Board-Level Shielding and Microwave Absorbers. Thermal Management product offerings include Thermoelectric Assemblies as well as Thermoelectric Modules 

About Avnet Abacus 
 Avnet Abacus is a pan-European demand creation distributor specializing in interconnect, passive, electromechanical, power supply and battery products. Avnet Abacus’ extensive product range and exceptional line card is supported by a team of over 50 product specialists based across Europe, delivering technical expertise and technology focused initiatives. Avnet Abacus is a business unit of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, a business region of Avnet, Inc., (NYSE:AVT). For more information, visit:  

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About Laird Technologies, Inc.

Laird Technologies is a global technology company focused on providing components and solutions that protect electronic devices from electromagnetic interference and heat, and that enable connectivity through wireless applications and antenna systems.

Custom products are supplied to all sectors of the electronics industry including the handset, telecommunications, data transfer and information technology, automotive, aerospace, defense, consumer, medical, mining, railroad and industrial markets.

Laird Technologies, a unit of Laird PLC, employs over 9,000 employees in more than 46 facilities located in 16 countries.


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