Emerson Network Power Signs Global Distribution Agreement with Avnet Electronics Marketing

November 27, 2007 -Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), and Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), have signed a global distribution partnership.

The Embedded Power business delivers solutions for a diverse range of applications in a variety of industries including telecommunications, networking, computing, office systems, medical, process control, test and instrumentation. The company operates strategically located design, support and sales facilities on three continents, and has five large-scale manufacturing sites - three in China, and two in the Philippines. Its
engineering community is uniquely structured to meet demands for rapid advances in the electronics industry.

Draka Comteq announces the availability of BendbrightXS with industry exclusive ColorlockXS technology in all of its cable constructions. Bendbright was introduced in 2005 as the standard fiber in all Draka Comteq drop cables and ColorlockXS is the latest enhancement to a bend insensitive product line that has led the industry for over two years. The success of Draka Comteq's cables in solving the technical challenges for carriers installing FTTx networks was highlighted by AT&T's "2005 Supplier Innovator of the Year Award", given to Draka Comteq on the strength of it's ezDrop cable product design, which features the Bendbright fiber.

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