Seiko Instruments Micro Printer Division Multiplies Customer Base with Ingram Micro Distribution Agreement

Worldwide distributor of POS and mobile computing solutions to sell SII Micro Printer Division direct.

TORRANCE, Calif. – January 31, 2007 – Seiko Instruments USA Inc. (SII), Micro Printer Division, announced today it has signed a distribution agreement with Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the world’s largest technology distributor. This distribution agreement will be facilitated through Ingram Micro’s Nimax Division, a leading distributor of automatic identification/data capture (AIDC), point-of-sale (POS) and mobile computing products.

Under this strategic distribution agreement, SII Micro Printer Division’s extensive line of reliable mobile printers, innovative portable desktop printers, and high-performance kiosk printers will be available to a significantly broader customer base throughout Latin America and North America, via Ingram Micro’s unparalleled pool of value-added resellers. SII Micro Printer Division has produced innovative thermal printing solutions for OEMs for more than 25 years and is recognized as a global leader in direct thermal printing technology.

“This initiative builds on our successful track record of offering proven, direct thermal printing solutions to industry leading manufacturers in healthcare, self-service, point-of-sale, government, mobile workforce, and other key markets,” said Bob Falco, SII Micro Printer Division manager. “We are leveraging our expertise in these markets and working with Ingram Micro to open up new business opportunities and ensure that our customers receive the highest levels of service and support for our world-class products.”

“We are pleased to be entering into this agreement with Seiko Instruments Micro Printer Division, a leading innovator in direct thermal printing solutions,” said John Soumbasakis, vice president and general manager, Nimax Division. “Seiko Instruments printers provide new business opportunities for Ingram Micro and our customers. This new relationship underscores our commitment to provide reliable, high-performance and affordable direct thermal printing solutions to technology integrators everywhere.”

SII Micro Printer Division is a global leader in high-performance, high-reliability direct thermal printing solutions, with over 50 million units deployed worldwide.

About Ingram Micro, Nimax Division
The Nimax Division of Ingram Micro Inc. is a leading value add distributor of auto ID/data capture (AIDC), point-of-sale (POS), radio frequency identification (RFID) and wireless solution products. Nimax offers these products, as well as the complete suite of Ingram Micro products to provide complete solutions to its customers. With offices and distribution centers across North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia, Nimax delivers a comprehensive portfolio of products and services to technology integrators around the world. For more information, visit www.nimax.com.

About Seiko Instruments Inc.
Seiko is one of the most recognized business brands in the world, embodying innovative design and manufacturing excellence for precision technology. As a member of the Seiko Group, Seiko Instruments Inc. (SII) builds on this exceptional reputation. Founded in 1937, SII manufactures and markets electronic components, thermal and specialty printers, consumer electronics, communication and network technology, scientific instrumentation, and precision manufacturing technology. SII now has a global presence of more than 8,000 employees in approximately a dozen countries.

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