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Nu Horizons and JAI sign North American distribution agreement

Melville, NY and San Jose, CA - January 16, 2007 - Nu Horizons Electronics and JAI Inc. announced a channel partnership agreement to distribute JAI’s complete line of industrial camera products throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Under the terms of this agreement, Nu Horizons will leverage its network of 29 North American sales offices to provide sales and support for the JAI and PULNiX camera brands to customers in the machine vision, medical, and scientific communities.

“Nu Horizons has established an impressive track record of successfully delivering advanced technology products to a wide variety of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs),” said Steve Borochoff, vice president of sales and marketing for JAI. “With their network of sales offices and field applications engineers, they will extend the reach of JAI to more customers than ever before, and will provide these customers with the highest levels of service and technical support.”

According to Rita Megling, senior vice president of marketing for Nu Horizons, “JAI’s cameras are an outstanding addition to our technology and display portfolios. Their reputation for high performance and excellent value is unsurpassed in the industry. We look forward to helping grow the JAI market share in North America as we expand this important segment of our Display business.”

About Nu Horizons Electronics Corp.
Nu Horizons Electronics Corp. is a leading global distributor of advanced technology semiconductor, display and system solutions to a wide variety of commercial original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Electronic Manufacturing Services providers (EMS). With sales facilities in 49 locations across North America, Europe and Asia and regional logistics centers throughout the globe, Nu Horizons partners with a limited number of best-in-class suppliers to provide in-depth product development, custom logistics and life-cycle support to its customers.

About the JAI Group
JAI is a manufacturer of high quality, industrial-grade cameras for the machine vision, transportation, military, aerospace, and homeland security, medical and scientific markets. JAI provides the broadest camera offering of any industrial matrix camera manufacturer in the world. JAI’s product line features both CCD and CMOS technologies, spatial resolutions from VGA to multi-mega pixel, progressive scan and interlaced format, and sensitivity to light levels as low as .00001 lux. Camera offerings include both monochrome and color, capture rates from real-time to over 1,000 fps, and a wide variety of physical interfaces including Camera Link and the new GigE Vision Gigabit Ethernet standard.

Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, JAI has subsidiaries in Japan, the US, and the UK. The JAI Group has annual sales of more than $70 million (USD) and employs 250 people worldwide.

JAI has two primary businesses: Camera Solutions and Traffic Solutions. Camera Solutions is a component supplier that designs, manufactures and markets CCD and CMOS camera solutions primarily for the ITS, medical and industrial machine vision markets. JAI cameras help improve customer businesses in a variety of ways, whether by improving quality and accuracy, lowering costs, increasing yields, or simply enabling better service. The Traffic Solutions business unit is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of specialized traffic systems. Solutions are based on JAI-developed hardware and software, which is often integrated with third-party products.

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