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January 25, 2010 10:07 ET

Fusion Trade Reports Year of Record Growth

With Facility Expansions, Enhanced Customer Systems, Hiring of New Staff and Industry Certifications, Distributor of Electronics Components Is Poised to Build on 2009 Success in the New Year

ANDOVER, MA--(Marketwire - January 25, 2010) - Despite a trying economy over the last year, Fusion, a global independent distributor of electronic components, experienced substantial growth and expansion throughout its organization, achieving record revenue in 2009. A double-digit sales increase is attributed to being added to the preferred vendor lists of leading OEM's as well as continued geographic expansion. Fusion credits this to infrastructure investments. This includes enhancements in customer-focused programs and systems, namely its proprietary Requirements Management System (RMS), providing broader sourcing capabilities, heightened efficiency and faster turnaround times, in addition to continued anti-counterfeit measures.

To accommodate the escalating growth, Fusion doubled the space of its European headquarters in Amsterdam, as well as its staff; tripled the size of its Quality Hub in Hong Kong; and increased its global workforce by 20 percent. During 2009, Fusion was also recognized by IDEA as one of the first independent distributors to meet all of the new stricter IDEA membership requirements, including achieving ANSI ESD 20.20 certification at all warehouse locations. IDEA also acknowledged Fusion's five-year membership with the organization, and five additional Fusion component inspectors achieved IDEA ICE-3000certification.

Fusion's 2009 accomplishments also included heavy investment in a new Anti-Counterfeit Screening and Analysis Laboratory to further protect against the increasing volume of counterfeit electronic components entering the supply chain. The "Quality Lab" supplements the company's rigorous quality and inspection processes already in place.

"While many companies were forced to cut back in 2009, Fusion continued to grow its business and invest in technology," said Peter Le Saffre, President and CEO of Fusion. "We are gratified that efforts to enhance our customer processes and services are delivering real value." Le Saffre continued, "And, we are positioned, globally, to continue to address market needs and aim to build on our growth and success by continuing to work closely with our customers in the coming year."

About Fusion:

Fusion is a global open market distributor of electronics components, computer products and peripherals. With locations in the U.S., Amsterdam, Singapore and Hong Kong, the company sources, procures and distributes for manufacturers of computer, telecommunications, automotive and consumer electronics equipment. Fusion takes extraordinary steps to insure its product authenticity and quality by employing rigorous inspection procedures, including screening and analysis in its new high-tech Quality Lab. As a result, the company is one of the top independent electronics components suppliers on the preferred lists of the world's leading OEMs and CEMs.

Fusion is a member of IDEA, ERAI, and an associate member of the Intel Channel Partner Program. The company is ISO 9001:2000 and ANSI/ESD 20.20 certified. Additional information can be found at

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