April 13, 2010

Source: Tyco Electronics Ltd.

BERWYN, Pa., April 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tyco Electronics Ltd. (TE) (NYSE: TEL) recently announced its selection of eight electronic distributors for the company's 2009 Distributor of the Year Awards. The TE Distributor of the Year Awards honor its top performing global, regional and specialty distribution partners, and also highlight the standards TE has for its channel partners. Award recipients were selected from TE's authorized electronic distributors based on strategic categories matched to TE's business and growth priorities including sales growth, demand identification and creation, customer base expansion, accounts receivable improvements and cost reduction and efficiency.

The 2009 TE Distributor of the Year Award recipients are:

Global – The best performing global distributors

  • TTI, Inc. – Global Distributor of the Year
  • Digi-Key Corporation – Global Distributor of the Year

Regional – The best performing distributors in the Americas, EMEA and Asia

  • Heilind Electronics – Americas Regional Distributor of the Year
  • Farnell – EMEA Regional Distributor of the Year
  • Avnet, Inc. – Asia Regional Distributor of the Year

Specialty – The best performing specialty distributor in each region

  • Powell Electronics – Americas Specialty Distributor of the Year
  • Express Electrical & Engineering Supplies Ltd. – EMEA Specialty Distributor of the Year
  • Mansung Electronics Co. Ltd. – Asia Specialty Distributor of the Year.

"These awards are our highest recognition of our distributors and are a reflection of their teams' tremendous achievements and relentless commitment to Tyco Electronics," said David Redfern, Vice President of Global Distribution. "We are hard at work with them – and our entire distribution channel – to achieve even greater success in 2010."


Tyco Electronics Ltd. is a leading global provider of engineered electronic components, network solutions, specialty products and undersea telecommunication systems, with fiscal 2009 sales of US$10.3 billion to customers in more than 150 countries. We design, manufacture and market products for customers in a broad array of industries including automotive; data communication systems and consumer electronics; telecommunications; aerospace, defense and marine; medical; energy; and lighting. With approximately 7,000 engineers and worldwide manufacturing, sales and customer service capabilities, Tyco Electronics' commitment is our customers' advantage. More information on Tyco Electronics can be found at http://www.tycoelectronics.com/.

SOURCE Tyco Electronics Ltd.