NKK Switches Announces New Distributors for Smartswitch(TM) Development and Demonstration Kits

Appointment of New Distributors Will Help Meet Increased Customer Demand

Scottsdale, AZ (November 9, 2007) - NKK Switches, the world's leading designer and manufacturer of innovative electromechanical switching devices, is proud to announce the appointment of Allied, Mouser and Electro Sonic as new sources for the SmartSwitch Development and Demonstration Kits. These distributors, along with Arrow and Future Electronics, provide engineers with greater access to NKK's powerful design tool through multiple avenues and stocking locations.

The SmartSwitch Development and Demonstration Kits are helpful tools for prototyping and developing new product designs. NKK and their authorized sources offer the kits to ease and expedite the design process, and to help reduce associated development costs. Design engineers can log on to www.nkksmartswitch.com to check the availability for the different types of development and demonstration kits offered, and distributor's current inventory levels. Orders for the kits can be entered with their distributor of choice.

Additionally, engineers can utilize the Design Online feature that allows them to use their development kits to test the text, graphics and functionality of the switches and/or displays. When completed, design engineers' programs can be downloaded into the development kits. This unique functionality enables the engineer to easily present concepts and new product ideas to their team and clients.

In addition to the expertise offered by NKK's distribution partners, NKK offers a full team of engineers and sales specialists for SmartSwitch products to answer customer questions, provide technical resources and additional support.

A leading designer and producer of electromechanical switches, NKK offers one of the industry's most extensive selections of illuminated, process sealed, miniature, specialty and surface mount switches. The company manufactures more than four million toggle, rocker, pushbutton, slide, rotary, DIP rotary, keypad and keylock switches. All switches are designed and manufactured to provide the quality and dependability that has made NKK the benchmark for reliability for over half a century.

NKK continues to lead the industry in responding to the needs of the marketplace with innovation, high reliability and a commitment to excellence. The company provides environmentally safe products for its valued customers, including the myriad of issues that are covered under the RoHS directive. NKK maintains a complete network of qualified representatives and distributors through the United States, Canada, Central and South America, Europe and Asia.

Engineers who design the man-machine interface for their products rely on the broad product line, specialized design expertise and customer support of NKK Switches.

For more information, contact NKK Switches, 7850 E. Gelding Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Phone 480/991-0942. Fax 480/998-1435.

Visit the NKK SmartSwitch site at www.nkksmartswitch.com.

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