Kontron and Arrow Electronics expand distribution agreement to benefit embedded markets

Arrow Electronics to distribute Kontron’s full line of embedded computing products in North and Central America

POWAY, Calif., and MELVILLE, N.Y, December 21, 2009 - Kontron today announced the signing of an expanded distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW), a leading global distributor of electronic components and solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, Arrow will market and distribute Kontron's full line of embedded computing products in North and Central America. This new agreement is an extension of an existing successful relationship between the two companies, which primarily focused on Kontrons Carrier Grade and Rack Mount Servers.

Kontron ranks as one of the world's largest manufacturers of embedded computing technology. The company also supports one of the industry's broadest portfolios, offering boards and mezzanines, Computer-on-Modules, HMIs and displays, systems and platforms, communications-grade rack mount servers, rugged and custom products designed to significantly reduce time-to-market and development costs. Leading OEMs, system integrators and application providers integrate Kontron products into demanding applications in a wide range of embedded market segments that include data and telecommunications, automation, mobile computing, medical, military and aerospace, and control and measurement engineering.

“Extending our relationship with Arrow strengthens Kontron's distribution channel across the Americas, supporting our long-term goal to develop strategic partnerships and alliances that expand our reach and access into key embedded markets,” said Mike Kadri, vice president of sales for Americas at Kontron. “As a global powerhouse, Arrow adds significant value to Kontron's broad slate of technologies and services - expanding our sales channel with superior distribution.”

“Kontron's status as a leading manufacturer of embedded computing technology is an ideal match for Arrow's diverse and prominent base of customers,” said David West, vice president of supplier marketing and asset for Arrow Electronics. “With this agreement, we can offer a broader scope of embedded products, equipping our customers with tools and technologies suited for embedded design in medical, military, communications, industrial automation and transportation markets.”

Kontron's full product portfolio is now available through Arrow Electronics. Please call 800-777-2776 or visit http://www.arrownac.com/

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