February 28, 2013 – TTI, Inc. a global distributor of connector, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, today announced the winners of its prestigious 2012 Americas Supplier Excellence Awards.

Melanie Pizzey, TTI Vice President Global Product Operations, made the announcement. "We are pleased to announce this year's Supplier Excellence Award winners." TTI acknowledges the following suppliers for their outstanding performance: Bourns, FCI, KEMET Electronics, KOA Speer Electronics, Littelfuse, Murata, Nichicon, Phoenix Contact, TDK and Vishay.

TTI presents Bourns, KEMET, KOA and Vishay with the Platinum award which is the highest award level given. Platinum achievement level requires five consecutive years of award recognition, and continuous recognition each year to maintain Platinum status. The Diamond Award for the highest overall point achievement and the Best Quality Award for the supplier who scored highest in each of the Quality categories will be presented to KOA Speer Electronics for the third year in a row acknowledging their distinguished performance in the Americas for 2012. The Gold award will be presented to Littelfuse and Phoenix Contact for four consecutive years of recognition. FCI, TDK and Murata will be honored with the Bronze award for two consecutive years of achievement, and Nichicon is a first time winner.

In its second year, the Global Operations Excellence Award recognizes the supplier who earns the award in all three TTI regions - Americas, Europe and Asia, and who scores the highest total points globally. This year the Global Operations Excellence award is presented to Bourns. Pizzey commented, "Bourns has worked diligently throughout the year to support TTI in all three regions and the employees of Bourns are to be commended for their outstanding global coordination of efforts to earn this most prestigious level of recognition." The award ceremony will be held this year at the TTI Supplier Executive Breakfast Meeting at EDS in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.

The program is centered on quality measurements that include: on-time delivery, receiving quality, customer-reported quality, administrative quality, operations and business systems. In addition, there are performance measurements such as sales and management support.

Pizzey said, "The TTI Supplier Excellence program has been instrumental in fostering continuous improvement in supplier and distributor performance since the program's inception in 1995. Each year we raise the bar in our program and the suppliers who earned recognition for 2012 performance have demonstrated their dedication and commitment to excellence."

About TTI

TTI, Inc. a Berkshire Hathaway company, is an authorized, specialty distributor of interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) components and the distributor of choice for industrial and consumer electronic manufacturers worldwide. Broader and deeper inventory, leading-edge products and custom supply chain solutions have established TTI as the leading specialist in electronic component distribution. Globally, the company maintains 1.2 million cubic feet of dedicated warehouse space containing over 850,000 component part numbers. Along with its subsidiaries, Mouser Electronics and Sager Electronics, TTI employs more than 4,600 employees and is represented in over 100 locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information about TTI, visit www.ttiinc.com.

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