SOURCE: Bridgelux, Inc.

Bridgelux, Inc.

November 05, 2012 08:00 ET

Bridgelux and EBV Elektronik Sign Distribution Agreement to Serve Rapidly Growing Market for Solid State Lighting

LIVERMORE, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 5, 2012) - Bridgelux Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technologies and solutions, today announced that EBV Elektronik, an Avnet company, has become a distributor for Bridgelux products in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. With its broad sales network and established customer base, EBV will serve as an instrumental channel partner for the rapidly growing LED chip and packaged products business at Bridgelux.

The agreement gives EBV ready access to Bridgelux's full line of LED chips as well as LED packaged products consisting of array and emitter products like the new Micro SM4.

"Bridgelux is bringing innovation to light by providing high power, energy-efficient and cost-effective LED solutions. Our customers will leverage Bridgelux's technology to replace traditional lamp and luminaire technologies with solid state products for the fast growing interior and exterior application areas such as street lights, track and downlights", said Slobodan Puljarevic, President and CEO of EBV Elektronik. "Also very important for EBV is the fact that Bridgelux's products support global clean energy initiatives by reducing energy consumption and offering environmentally friendly solutions for general lighting applications. Their innovative product portfolio is a very welcome addition to our line card and will add significant value to EBV's technology portfolio. In return, Bridgelux now has access to our sales organization across EMEA and will benefit from best commercial, technical and logistical services we offer to our customers," Puljarevic concludes.

"Together, Bridgelux and EBV will benefit our customers by providing the infrastructure and resources required to help them bring to market the right products at the right time and at the right cost," said Jim Miller, chief sales and marketing officer for Bridgelux. "EBV's team of Illumineers (LED application engineers) will use their LightLab capabilities to assist our customers in their product design process from product definition through final design verification. With the availability of this tremendous technical resource, in combination with Bridgelux's own applications support capabilities, Bridgelux and EBV customers will be supported by a very knowledgeable team. We believe this will help speed the design and delivery of innovative products to a global market that is demanding LED lighting."

About Bridgelux
Bridgelux is a leading developer and manufacturer of technologies and solutions transforming the$40 billion global lighting industry into a $100 billion market opportunity. Based in Livermore, California, Bridgelux is a pioneer in solid state lighting (SSL), expanding the market for light emitting diode (LED) technologies by driving down the cost of LED lighting systems. Bridgelux's patented light source technology replaces traditional technologies (such as incandescent, halogen, fluorescent and high intensity discharge lighting) with integrated, solid state lighting solutions that enable lamp and luminaire manufacturers to provide high performance and energy efficient white light for the rapidly growing interior and exterior lighting markets, including street lights, commercial lighting and consumer applications. Bridgelux is the only vertically integrated LED manufacturer and developer of solid state light sources that designs its solutions specifically for the lighting industry. For more information about the company, please visit www.bridgelux.com

Bridgelux and the Bridgelux stylized logo design are registered trademarks of Bridgelux, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About EBV Elektronik
EBV Elektronik, an Avnet (NYSE: AVT) company, was founded in 1969 and is the leading specialist in European semiconductor distribution. EBV maintains its successful strategy of personal commitment to customers and excellent services. 250 Technical Sales Specialists provide a strong focus on a selected group of long-term manufacturing partners. 120 continuously trained Application Specialists offer extensive application know-how and design expertise. Warehouse operations, complete logistics solutions and value-added services such as programming, taping & reeling and laser marking are fulfilled by Avnet Logistics, EBV's logistical backbone and Europe's largest service center. EBV operates from 60 offices in 28 countries throughout EMEA (Europe - Middle East - Africa). For more information about EBV Elektronik, please visit www.ebv.com.

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