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January 20, 2011 -
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Hirose Electric (USA) Inc.
2688 Westhills Ct.
Simi Valley, CA, 93065 6235
USA


Hirose Expands Network of Value-Added Interconnect Partners


SIMI VALLEY, CA - Providing design engineers with new options for sourcing cable assemblies, Hirose, a leader in the development of connector solutions, has expanded its network of authorized cable/harness assembly providers. More than 25 value-added solution providers have qualified for Hirose's VIP (Value-added Interconnect Partners) program, offering Hirose's customers a full range of local authorized cable/harness assembly providers to assist in developing product solutions that will accelerate their time-to-market and reduce product development costs.

Chosen based on their experience with Hirose connectors and history of collaborating successfully with customers, the VIP program participants work closely with Hirose to ensure alignment of technologies and can fulfill orders ranging from a few pieces or prototype work to production quantity volumes.

"The VIP program subcontractors will provide our customers with first class service and capabilities," said Rick van Weezel, vice president of sales and marketing for Hirose Electric USA, Inc. "This program ensures that the partner has met and continues to meet Hirose's high standard of quality and manufacturing goals."

Interconnect partners work with a wide range of Hirose's connector product lines, including:

- Circular Connectors, HR10, HR30 and other circular families.

- Wire-to-board products including the popular DF11 and DF13 families.

For additional information on Hirose Value Added Resellers, visit http://hiroseusa.com/VIP.

ABOUT HIROSE ELECTRIC

Hirose Electric Co., Ltd. is a leading global supplier of innovative interconnect solutions, with sales of approximately US$ 1 billion to customers worldwide. Hirose employs advanced engineering services, superior customer support and worldwide manufacturing capabilities to provide value-based connector solutions for various industries, including telecommunication, consumer electronics, computer and automotive. More information can be found on Hirose Electric's corporate website at www.hirose.com.
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