Business News | Apr 30, 2009

Luminus Devices and EBV Elektronik Announce LED Distribution Franchise Agreement

Luminus Devices, developer and manufacturer of PhlatLight® LEDs, and EBV Elektronik, an Avnet Company (NYSE: AVT) and the leading specialist in EMEA semiconductor distribution, today announced a partnership through which EBV will distribute Luminus PhlatLight LEDs to general illumination customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
    
PhlatLight LEDs from Luminus Devices are a leading solid state light source known for delivering extremely high light output from a single source. PhlatLight LEDs are currently being used in a variety of lighting applications that require high brightness and efficiency, wide color gamut, high color rendering and long lifetimes. For fixture designers, PhlatLight LEDs enable high-lumen applications that could not be achieved with traditional LEDs in wide area, entertainment, architectural, specialty, industrial and commercial lighting applications.
   
“EBV Elektronik is the leading specialist for LED technology in EMEA semiconductor distribution,” said Slobodan Puljarevic, President and CEO of EBV Elektronik. “The EBV General Lighting Team offers comprehensive commercial and logistical solutions in all regions to support Luminus’ customers for general illumination applications that use PhlatLight LEDs. Together with our team of 120 application specialists they will also provide design know-how and application support in secondary optics, thermal management, analog power drivers and network/control protocols. PhlatLight LED technology from Luminus adds significant value to our product portfolio. It will provide many new application opportunities to our lighting customers all over EMEA.”  
     
“EBV Elektronik has the reach and strong reputation to deliver products, logistics and design support services to ensure our customers’ success,” said Peter Weller, General Manager of the Lighting Business, Luminus Devices.  “We are proud to be partnering with them and look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship.”
     
About Luminus Devices:
Luminus Devices, Inc. develops and manufactures high performance solid-state light sources – PhlatLight® LEDs - for a variety of lighting applications. Its headquarters and primary manufacturing facilities are located in Billerica, Massachusetts, U.S.A. For more information, visit www.luminus.com PhlatLight is a registered trademark of Luminus Devices.
     
About EBV Elektronik:
EBV Elektronik, an Avnet (NYSE:AVT) company, was founded in 1969 and is the leading specialist in European semiconductor distribution. EBV maintains its successful strategy of personal commitment to customers and excellent services. Two hundred and forty Technical Sales Specialists provide a strong focus on a selected group of long-term manufacturing partners. One hundred and twenty continuously trained Application Specialists offer extensive application know-how and design expertise. Warehouse operations, complete logistics solutions and value-added services such as programming, taping & reeling and laser marking are fulfilled by Avnet Logistics, EBV’s logistical backbone and Europe’s largest service centre. EBV operates from 60 offices in 28 countries throughout EMEA (Europe - Middle East - Africa). More information about EBV Elektronik under www.ebv.com.

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