Business News | Feb 07, 2007

Avnet Electronics Marketing and CAO Group Ink Distribution Pact

Phoenix Arizona USA--LED innovator and design/integration firm CAO Group has selected Avnet Electronics Marketing to distribute its Dynasty family of high-brightness LED devices, as well as its entire line of solid state illumination products and system-level solutions.

LightSpeed, Avnet’s specialized illumination-focused business unit, will support CAO Group’s technology throughout North America. “CAO Group has diverse offerings and capabilities, especially in the area of uniquely engineered LEDs,” said Cary Eskow, director of Avnet LightSpeed. “For example, their Dynasty family of integrated high-brightness LEDs combines an array of 16 die, an internal heat sink and a lens into a single hermetically sealed package. These devices emit light in a continuous 360 degree viewing angle and can be panel mounted. There’s nothing else like it.”

According to Dr. Densen Cao, president of CAO Group, “The Dynasty is well suited for almost any illumination application and is ideal for the automotive, aerospace, general lighting, marine and signage industries, as well as in systems intended for outdoor or wet environments. As with all new technologies, providing LED applications expertise and experience to customers is the key to success. That’s why we’re so excited to work with Avnet’s LightSpeed team.”

Unlike conventional distributors, Avnet’s LightSpeed unit works directly with customers through a national team of dedicated illumination-focused “illumineers,” engineers who have experience in high-brightness LED technology, as well as thermal, drive stage and optics design.

Eskow added, “Another facet of CAO Group is their value-added board and module-level LED integration capability. Traditional lighting customers we are now engaging with may be able to accelerate their time-to-market by leveraging CAO’s high-volume ISO 9001, ISO 13485, and TS 16949 certified production facilities.”

For more information about new LED technologies and solid state illumination solutions, contact Avnet LightSpeed at or visit

About Avnet Electronics Marketing
Avnet Electronics Marketing is an operating group of Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 company. Avnet Electronics Marketing serves electronic original equipment manufacturers (EOEMs) and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers in 70 countries, distributing electronic components from leading manufacturers and providing associated design-chain and supply-chain services. The group's Web site is located at

About Avnet
Avnet, Inc. is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and technology services and solutions with more than 250 locations serving 70 countries worldwide. The company markets, distributes and optimizes the supply-chain and provides design-chain services for the products of the world's leading electronic component suppliers, enterprise computer manufacturers and embedded subsystem providers. Avnet brings a breadth and depth of capabilities, such as maximizing inventory efficiency, managing logistics, assembling products and providing engineering design assistance for its 100,000 customers, accelerating their growth through cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended July 1, 2006, Avnet generated revenue of $14.25 billion. For more information, visit

About CAO Group, Inc.
CAO Group, Inc., under the direction of owner, president and CEO Dr. Densen Cao, PhD, offers design, integration and manufacturing of medical, dental, and forensic devices, optoelectronic components, signage, and lighting products. Corporate headquarters, R & D and medical/dental manufacturing facilities, which are ISO 13485 certified, are in West Jordan (Salt Lake City) UT. The company also owns low cost medical and optoelectronic/electronic manufacturing facilities in China, which are ISO 9001 and TS 16949 certified. Detailed information about CAO Group and its products is at

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