Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS), the global leader in circuit protection, has named Arrow Electronics Inc. its Volume Distributor of the Year for 2011. This is the second consecutive year that Littelfuse has recognized Arrow, a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions, for outstanding volume distribution. Littelfuse presented this award to Arrow at the 2012 Electronic Distribution Show (EDS) in Las Vegas, Nevada, this week. “Arrow has long been an integral part of the success of Littelfuse, and that was again confirmed by the company’s outstanding performance in 2011,” noted Gordon Hunter, President and Chief Executive Officer of Littelfuse. “We are pleased to recognize Arrow’s value to our customers and to honor their position as one of our most valuable global strategic partners.” Each year, Littelfuse selects its Volume Distributor of the Year award recipient based on a wide variety of performance metrics. The criteria includes overall sales growth and focus product sales, number of design wins, the level of communication and creative marketing applied to Littelfuse solutions, and the overall quality of the Littelfuse-distributor relationship. About Littelfuse Founded in 1927, Littelfuse, Inc., the worldwide leader in circuit protection, offers the industry’s broadest and deepest portfolio of circuit protection products and solutions. Littelfuse devices protect products in virtually every market that uses electrical energy, from consumer electronics to automobiles to industrial equipment. In addition to its Chicago, Illinois, world headquarters, Littelfuse has more than 30 sales, distribution, manufacturing and engineering facilities in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Technologies offered by Littelfuse include Fuses; Gas Discharge Tubes (GDTs); Positive Temperature Coefficient Devices (PTCs); Protection Relays; PulseGuard® ESD Suppressors; SIDACtor® Devices; Silicon Protection Arrays(SPA™); Switching Thyristors; TVS Diodes and Varistors. The company also offers a comprehensive line of highly reliable Electromechanical and Electronic Switch and Control Devices for commercial and specialty vehicles, as well as underground Power Distribution Centers for safe control and distribution of electricity in mining operations. For more information, please visit www.littelfuse.com.