Nu Horizons Electronics Corp. (NASDAQ:NUHC), a leading global distributor of advanced technology semiconductor, display, illumination, power, system and telecommunication solutions, and Pericom (NASDAQ: PSEM), today announced expansion of their partnership agreement to include franchised rights for their high-speed integrated circuits and frequency control products across all of Asia. Nu Horizons already represents Pericom in North America, Central and Eastern Europe, the United Kingdom and Nordic markets. The new agreement includes worldwide franchised rights for Pericom’s full line of high-frequency Signal Switches, Packet Switches, Bridges, ReDriver, Clock Generators/Buffers, Crystals and Oscillators.

“This expansion highlights the success that Nu Horizons and Pericom have shared working together over the past twelve years,” said Alex Hui, chief executive officer of Pericom. “Nu Horizons brings superior demand creation plus comprehensive field resource expertise and precision world-class logistics, so it easy for us to expect the same unparalleled service, from design to production, in the Asian markets.”

“Pericom is a market-leader in high-speed analog switching technology with a focus on high-growth segments such as notebook/PC, digital video and TV, servers, enterprise networks, and mobile hand-helds,” adds Kent Smith, president of Nu Horizons global distribution division. “Pericom has supported our expansion around the world, and we are excited to represent them and create new opportunities in the Asia Pacific Region.”

About Nu Horizons Electronics Corp.

Nu Horizons Electronics Corp. is a leading global distributor of advanced technology semiconductor, display, illumination, power, system and telecommunication solutions to a wide variety of commercial original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electronic manufacturing services providers (EMS). With sales facilities in 54 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. Information on Nu Horizons and its services is available at

About Pericom

Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEM) enables serial connectivity with complete solutions for computing, communications and consumer market segments. Pericom’s integrated circuits and SaRonix-eCera frequency control products provide the connectivity, timing and conditioning of high-speed signals required by today's electronic applications. Company headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with design centers, sales and support offices around the globe.

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