Seiko Instruments Micro Printer Division and Mouser Electronics Sign Distribution Agreement

Agreement Marks Catalog Distributor’s First Venture with a Thermal Printer Manufacturer

TORRANCE, Calif. – March 23, 2006 – Seiko Instruments USA Inc., Micro Printer Division, announced today it has signed a distribution agreement with Mouser Electronics, one of the fastest growing component distributors in the electronics industry. This agreement marks Mouser’s first distribution venture with a thermal printer company. SII’s Micro Printer Division has produced innovative thermal printing solutions for OEMs and VARs for more than 25 years and is recognized as one of the world’s leading producers of direct thermal printer mechanisms.

Mouser Electronics is the only distributor to issue a new catalog every 90 days. Along with daily updates and new products added to the more than 620,000 products available on mouser.com, the distributor gives its customers a unique time-to-market advantage. In addition, the company’s streamlined order fulfillment process that provides same-day shipping on most orders, has also contributed greatly to the distributor’s success.

“We are very enthusiastic to be working with Mouser Electronics,” said Bob Falco, director and division manager, Seiko Instruments USA Inc., Micro Printer Division. “This agreement really complements our existing distribution channels. Because of its extensive and unique customer base, as well as its rapid fulfillment capability, Mouser can efficiently deliver needed samples of Seiko Instruments’ products to design engineers in a wide array of market segments.”

Mouser’s distribution agreement with Seiko Instruments is in keeping with the catalog distributor’s business model of continuing to offer customers the newest, most innovative products and the latest technologies from premiere suppliers, according to Glenn Smith, President and CEO of Mouser Electronics. “Adding Seiko Instruments to our broad repertoire of products is a great complement to our line card, and we are excited about the opportunity to offer our customers these innovative, high-quality products,” Smith said.

About Seiko Instruments, Inc.
Seiko Instruments Inc. uses its well-recognized expertise in precision engineering, design miniaturization and quality manufacturing to develop and market over 100 industrial high technology and consumer electronics products in the United States and around the world. The company’s Micro Printer Division offers a wide range of reliable , plug-and-play printer subassemblies, and compact printer mechanisms and accessories. Other divisions offer electronic components and business and home office products. For more information about Seiko Instruments products, please visit www.siiprinters.com.

SII is a registered trademark of Seiko Instruments Inc.

About Mouser Electronics
Mouser Electronics, a privately-held company and subsidiary of TTI, Inc., is the fastest growing broad-line catalog distributor in the electronics industry and the only distributor whose rapid new product introduction gives customers a time-to-market advantage.

Mouser is the only distributor in the industry to publish a new 1,700+ page print catalog every 90 days and provide a first-class website with over 620,000 products available for purchase 24 hours every day. Mouser.com also provides more than 460,000 downloadable data sheets, over 1.5 million cross-references, and global shipment to 194 countries.

Known for it’s best-in-class customer service, Mouser sells innovative products from over 325 premiere suppliers of semiconductors, optoelectronics, passives, circuit protection, interconnects, wire and cable, electromechanical, sensors, enclosures and thermal management, power sources, test, tools, and specialty products. For more information about Mouser Electronics, visit www.mouser.com.

Trademarks
Mouser and Mouser Electronics are registered trademarks of Mouser Electronics, Inc.