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EPCOS Now Available from TTI, Inc.

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – May 11, 2009 – TTI, Inc., a global distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components, has agreed to expand its product offering in Europe and North America to include a comprehensive range of EPCOS’ electronic components, modules and systems. EPCOS is the worldwide market leader in a number of electronic component technologies including power capacitors, SAW components, surge arresters, thermistors, varistors and piezo actuators. In Europe, EPCOS is the top manufacturer of aluminum electrolytic capacitors, EMC components and filters, ferrites, film capacitors, and transformers and chokes. Because the agreement covers a very wide range of EPCOS’ portfolio, TTI will now be able to offer its customers an even broader spectrum of market-leading products.

Michael Knight, TTI Vice President Product and Supplier Marketing, commented, “Products that have been on the market for less than three years make up about 40 percent of EPCOS’ sales. Therefore, the EPCOS franchise perfectly matches TTI’s policy of creating demand by designing-in new parts in new applications. EPCOS is a well-respected brand that stands for quality products and technology innovation. We are delighted to be able to offer EPCOS’ wide range of component solutions to our customer base.”

Achim Buecklers, EPCOS President and CEO adds, “TTI’s dedication and expertise in passive components offers us great opportunities to further grow our distribution sales. Their understanding of design engineers’ needs and EPCOS’ broad range of technology products complement each other ideally. We welcome TTI as our authorized distributor in Europe and North America. We are looking forward to working with their team.”

EPCOS is organized into three business segments: capacitors and inductors, ceramic components and SAW components. The company concentrates on the key markets of automotive electronics, information and communications technology, industrial electronics and consumer electronics.

About TTI, Inc.

Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, TTI, Inc. is a specialty distributor of passive, interconnect and discrete components. TTI is the distributor of choice for industrial and consumer electronic manufacturers worldwide. TTI’s extensive product line includes: resistors, capacitors, connectors, potentiometers, trimmers, magnetics, circuit protection, filters, electromechanical and discrete semiconductor devices. TTI is recognized as the industry’s leader in service and quality and provides a broad array of supply chain services to its customer base. TTI employs 2,000 with more than 50 locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information about TTI, visit