Cooper Bussmann extends partnership with Avnet Abacus



Avnet Abacus, a division of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has announced a pan European distribution agreement with Cooper Bussmann, a global manufacturer of circuit protection, magnetic, connector and supercapacitor products. The new agreement extends an existing and successful global partnership between Avnet and Cooper Bussmann. "Cooper Bussmann is a recognised leader offering innovative circuit protection products," commented Alan Jermyn, vice president of marketing, Avnet Abacus "Its portfolio offers a wide range of both commodity & innovative over current & over voltage protection devices that will complement our existing portfolio. . In addition, we see a significant market opportunity for the range of PowerStor™ supercapacitors, particularly within smart metering applications." Cooper Bussmann is a leading global manufacturer offering a broad range of components such as circuit protection devices, supercapacitors, connectors and magnetics. Under the new agreement, Avnet Abacus will be supporting the new generation of Cooper Bussmann supercapacitors and signal conditioning components, such as shielded power and high current inductors and pin configurable transformers. These solutions will support European customers in developing new and more effective power management solutions. Avnet Abacus will also be offering the MPI Series of inductors, a versatile solution addressing high transient spikes, high frequency filtering and EMI sensitive applications up to 10MHz. Cooper Bussmann circuit protection components available from Avnet Abacus in Europe will include glass and ceramic fuses, brick and chip fuses and PolySurg ESD suppressors to help protect high speed data circuits from electrostatic discharge without distorting data. About Cooper Bussmann Cooper Bussmann, the industry leader in critical circuit protection, power management and electrical safety, is a division of Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE), and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. The company is committed to the development, manufacturing and marketing of innovative circuit and power electronics protection and power management products; and provides engineering, training and testing services globally for the electrical, electronics and transportation industries. The company provides superior brands, including Cooper Bussmann® circuit protection products and services, Coiltronics® magnetics, PowerStor® supercapacitors and OMNEX Trusted Wireless® systems. Additional information about Cooper Bussmann is available online at About Avnet Abacus Avnet Abacus is a pan?European demand creation distributor specialising in interconnect, passive, electromechanical, power supply and battery products. Avnet Abacus' extensive product range and exceptional linecard is supported by a team of over 50 product specialists based across Europe, delivering technical expertise and technology focused initiatives. Avnet Abacus is a business unit of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, a business region of Avnet, Inc., (NYSE: AVT)