Seiko Instruments Micro Printer Division and Sager Electronics Sign Distribution Agreement

TORRANCE, Calif. – October 24, 2005 – Bob Falco, division manager for Seiko Instruments Inc. (SII) Micro Printer Division, announced the company has signed a distribution agreement with Sager Electronics, the electronic distribution industry’s leading privately held, employee-owned company. SII’s Micro Printer Division has manufactured printer mechanisms and interface boards for OEMs and VARs for more than 20 years and is recognized as one of the world’s leading producers of direct thermal printer mechanisms. “Sager’s position in the marketplace is a perfect fit for the enhancement of Seiko’s channel strategy,” said Falco. “Because of their experience as a solution and service provider to the mid-tier, Sager is able to effectively position Seiko Instruments’ product in a wide array of market applications.”

“Sager’s partnership with Seiko Instruments’ Micro Printer Division confirms the strength of Sager’s customer focused strategy and our ability to provide customers a comprehensive set of solutions,” explained Aldo Guarino, Sager’s director of corporate product marketing for printers. “Seiko Instruments’ are a powerful complement to many of the products on Sager’s line card, and we are excited about the opportunity to offer our customers this high-quality product.”

About Seiko Instruments Micro Printer Division
Seiko Instruments Inc. offers a complete family of direct thermal printing solutions in paper widths of 2, 3, and 4 inches, including printer mechanisms, subassemblies and rugged wireless portable printers.

About Sager Electronics
Headquartered in Weymouth, Massachusetts, and grounded in a century-long tradition of innovation and service, Sager is an employee-owned distributor of electronic components from leading manufacturers worldwide. Its business model, Distributing Confidence®, provides customers and suppliers a unique combination of operational excellence and innovative business solutions not available from conventional distributors. To learn more about Sager, visit www.sager.com.