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TTI, Inc. Signs Distribution Agreement with Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.

Fort Worth, Texas — September 23, 2008 — TTI, Inc. is proud to announce it has signed a North American distribution agreement with Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC). TAEC is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, Japan’s largest and the world’s third largest semiconductor manufacturer.

Toshiba is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of semiconductors, with a wide variety of products ranging from small signal discretes to high-end ASICs. TTI, a product specialist, has engaged with TAEC to distribute its entire discrete portfolio, photo-couplers, standard logic including LMOS and select analog components. Toshiba’s vast product offering and industry-leading innovation coupled with TTI’s focus on discrete components makes for a winning team.

Mike Morton, Sr. Vice President of Corporate Product and Operations, said, “As TTI extends our specialist model from passive components and interconnect to discrete semiconductors, we are excited to partner with Toshiba, a leader in semiconductors.” “The addition of TTI to TAEC’s distribution network is another ground-breaking decision to further focus, expand and serve the North American market. We are elated to add TTI to our list of quality distributors,” said George Rea, Director of Distribution and EMS Channel Sales of TAEC.

“TAEC is always looking for continuous improvement and TTI represents another effort to think outside the box and provide additional value to our customer base,” commented Bill Nutini, Vice President of Sales for TAEC.

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, magnetic circuit protection 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

About Toshiba Corporation and TAEC

Through proven commitment, lasting relationships and advanced, reliable electronic components, Toshiba enables its customers to create market-leading designs. Toshiba is the heartbeat within product breakthroughs from OEMs, ODMs, CMs, distributors and fabless chip companies worldwide. A committed electronic components leader, Toshiba designs and manufactures high-quality flash memory-based storage solutions, discrete devices, displays, advanced materials, medical tubes, customer SoCs/ASICs, digital multimedia and imaging products, microcontrollers and wireless components that make possible today’s leading cell phones, MP3 players, cameras, medical devices, automotive electronics and more.

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. Japan’s largest semiconductor manufacturer and the world’s third largest semiconductor manufacturer (Gartner, 2007 WW Semiconductor Revenue, April 2008). For additional company and product information, please visit