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Tecate Strengthens Pan-European Distribution Channels For PowerBurst® Ultracapacitor Cells & Modules

Agreements Signed With Alphatron Electronic Parts, Dimac Red,
OEM Electronics and Young Electronics Group

San Diego, CA, July 6, 2007…Tecate Group, a leading global supplier of ultracapacitors and capacitors, today announced it has appointed four channel partners to its growing distribution network in Europe.  Now comprising Tecate’s roster of European distributors are Alphatron Electronic Parts in the Netherlands, Dimac Red in Italy, OEM Electronics in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Poland, and Young Electronics Group in the UK.  These agreements extend Tecate’s coverage throughout the world’s fastest growing markets, and strengthen the Company’s ability to offer Pan-European customers unparalleled levels of local engineering and design resources.  Each of these fully franchised distributors will stock Tecate’s 100% RoHS-compliant PowerBurst® Ultracapacitor line which consists of  the TPL/TPLS Series of 2.7V cylindrical, radial leaded ultracapacitor cells, along with the PB Series of active and passive ultracapacitor modules.

“The addition of Alphatron, Dimac Red, OEM Electronics, and Young Electronics gives Tecate a significant platform for future growth within Europe,” said Tom Wight, Tecate’s director of sales.  “These organizations were selected based on their outstanding reputation for distribution know-how, technical competence, and superior customer service and support to OEM, medium and low sales volume customers.  We welcome these four European distributors, and look forward to lasting, and profitable relationships with each of them.”

“Tecate’s PowerBurst line is a natural fit for Alphatron, especially as the Netherlands has experienced a sizable increase in demand for energy storage products within the last few years.  With the addition of Tecate’s ultracapacitors, we can offer customers an extensive range of high-quality power supply products to meet their specific applications, as well as satisfy their delivery and price requirements,” comments Johan Ter Heerdt, sales manage for Alphatron.

“We’re very pleased to add Tecate’s ultracapacitor cells and modules to our line card,” said Giancarlo Trotti, product manager of Dimac Red.  “We pride ourselves on supplying the Italian market with best-in-class power solutions, and Tecate’s PowerBurst product offering is the caliber of components our customers demand.  Our ability to stock these highly-reliable devices gives us a sizable advantage when dealing with customers.”
“Located in among the world’s most rapidly expanding markets, we’re especially excited to now have our power supply product offering include Tecate’s PowerBurst lines.  We are confident that their inclusion to our line card will benefit Tecate, OEM Electronics, and our customers in the Baltic Sea region,” said David Hansen, product manager.  Kim Elo, business area manager for Finland, echoed this sentiment.  “These ultracapacitors represent a great opportunity for us to grow our customer base, while ensuring existing customers receive leading-edge technology power products.”

 “Young Electronics is very proud to have become a member of Tecate’s Pan-European network,” commented Trisha Kirkham, business development manager of Young Electronics Group.  “As one of the UK’s largest suppliers of electronic components, the PowerBurst Series is a logical extension to our portfolio.  Moreover, as we stock these ultracapacitors locally, we can further ensure our customers have a significant time-to-market, and cost advantage over their competitors.” 

About Tecate Group
Headquartered in San Diego, CA, Tecate Group is a division of the Tecate Group, a global leader in the design, sales, and distribution of capacitors and ultracapacitors, as well as audio and multimedia components and service.  The Company specializes in supplying high-quality ceramic high voltage, tantalum, aluminum electrolytic and film capacitors, together with ultracapacitor cells, to the world’s leading OEMs, assembliers, and end users in markets spanning consumer electronics, telecommunications, industrial, military, medical, automotive, transportation and utilities.  Founded in 1963, Tecate Industries has long maintained its commitment to provide unparalleled levels of customer service and support, along with state-of-the-industry design and engineering resources.  The Company additionally takes pride in offering customers virtually unlimited customization capabilities for unique applications, and maintains a vast global network of sales representatives, and distributors.  To learn more about Tecate Group, visit

About Alphatron Electronic Parts B.V.

Based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Alphatron Electronic Parts B.V. is an international distributor of electronic components.  The Company specializes in providing innovative and cost effective solutions for consumer, industrial and transportation applications.  Alphatron Electronic Parts supplies a broad range of ultra-capacitor products, from cells and standard modules to heavy transport modules.  In addition, the Company offers a full range of design services to customize modules or to create fully integrated systems.  With several large projects currently in process, the Company is building a strong reputation.  For more information, visit

About Dimac Red Limited Liability Company
Founded in 1987, Dimac Red Limited Liability Company has earned a reputation as a premier partner for the supply of quality electronic components and services.  Dimac concentrates on sourcing products not easily accessible to the Italian market, and provides solutions to a wide range of applications requiring active and discreet components, ICs, and custom manufacturing services.  Headquartered in Biassono, Italy, Dimac offers high reliability products, unsurpassed customer service, and local design and engineering support to the industrial, commercial, military, avionics, and aerospace market segments.  To learn more, visit

About OEM Electronics
Specialist in the distribution of components to electronic equipment manufacturers in and around the Baltic Sea region, OEM Electronics operates from offices in Sweden, Finland, and Poland.  The Company enjoys excellent relationships with its suppliers to ensure customers benefit from their in-depth knowledge of products and applications.  OEM Electronics notably boasts one of the broadest product offerings in the region, and offers innovative solutions to customers’ challenges in terms of quality, cost, and performance.  To learn more about OEM Electronics, visit

About Young Electronics Group
Young Electronics Group, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, is among the UK's largest global distributors of electronic components.  The Company takes pride in its ability to meet customers’ needs, anywhere in the world.  Their goal is to be viewed by customers as a preferred supplier, and therefore offers a wide array of components and capabilities including power supplies, IT products, cabling and connectivity, and electronic manufacturing services.  Young Electronics sources, designs-in, and manufactures products to support Europe’s leading OEMs and CEMs.  Moreover, the Company offers logistics solutions and sub-contract assembly services to reduce products’ time-to-market, and to accelerate development time.  For more information, visit