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Leading Accessories Provider Belkin Becomes First Co-Branded Partner of V7, Extending the House Brand for Tech Distributor Ingram Micro


SANTA ANA, Calif., Dec. 18, 2007 - V7, the exclusive house brand for Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) and maker of world-class IT and consumer electronics global solutions, today announced a new line of “V7 cables manufactured by Belkin,” a leader in connectivity and accessories solutions, to be sold through Ingram Micro‘s global network of value-added IT resellers and CE retail customers.


The new line features more than 80 high-quality cables supporting the latest technologies, including Digital Visual Interface (DVI) cables and adapters, high-performance CAT5e and CAT6 copper patch networking cables, duplex fiber optic cables, USB and VGA monitor cables.


“Partnering with a brand recognized for its quality products such as Belkin is part of V7‘s strategy to deliver premier products at affordable prices to the marketplace,” said Rainer Kozlik, vice president and general manager of Ingram Micro‘s Global V7 Private Label Group. “The V7 cables manufactured by Belkin will be sold through Ingram Micro‘s global distribution network and are ideal for all commercial and consumer applications.”


“We‘re proud to partner with Ingram Micro and be the supplier for V7‘s comprehensive line of cables,” said Gregg Prendergast, vice president of sales at Belkin. “As Ingram Micro‘s house brand, V7 offers excellent distribution for our products.”


The line of “V7 cables manufactured by Belkin” includes:

• V7 CAT5e Patch Cables - Able to connect all hardware destinations in a local area network (LAN), V7 RJ45 CAT5e patch cables are perfect for use with 10/100 Base-T networks. V7 offers CAT5e cables in five different colors and five different lengths.

• V7 CAT6e Cables are used to maximize network speed for applications such as VoIP and video and file transfers. The cables also protect network investments for future expansion. V7 offers CAT6 cables in five different colors and five different lengths.

• V7 USB Cables are available in various lengths to provide a secure connection between the computer and peripherals.

• V7 Fiber Optic Cables ensure the performance and reliability of servers, storage and network switches. They are built with the highest-quality fiber cable and connectors.

• V7 VGA, DVI and power cables and adapters come in a variety of configurations and can adapt to any existing system or monitor that uses VGA or DVI technology.


V7 cables are certified to meet or exceed industry-cabling standards, are offered exclusively through Ingram Micro‘s global distribution network and have a five-year warranty. All V7 cables feature quality components and utilize advanced manufacturing techniques to ensure consistent, top-quality network performance.


V7 cables manufactured by Belkin are available through Ingram Micro‘s value-added reseller (VAR) customers including government and education resellers, retailers and on-line e-tailers.


VARs and retailers can contact their Ingram Micro sales team at 1-800-456-8000 for more information or to order V7 cables manufactured by Belkin.


About Belkin International, Inc.

Belkin offers a diverse product mix that provides people with seamless electronics integration in their homes, cars, and on the go. Founded in California in 1983, Belkin is a privately held company and the recognized leader in connectivity solutions, in addition to accessories for MP3 devices, computers, and more. We provide extensive solutions for networking, home theater--with our PureAV® line of cables, power, and digital wireless accessories--and many more categories. You can view and purchase them at www.belkin.com, as well as through a network of major distributors, resellers, and superstores.


Belkin‘s phenomenal growth has led to our expanding global presence. In addition to corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, we now have offices throughout Europe--in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Germany, among others--and in the Asia Pacific region, including Australia, Shanghai, and our regional headquarters in Hong Kong.


About V7

V7 is Ingram Micro‘s exclusive global house brand for high quality IT and CE products, including notebook computer cases and backpacks, notebook batteries, LCD Monitors, cables, flat panel TV wall mounts, LCD monitor stands, GPS navigation systems, LCD-TVs and toner. Leveraging worldwide operational excellence, real-time market intelligence and global sourcing power, V7 delivers state of the art products at an unmatched value maximizing return on investment for resellers and higher customer satisfaction. Visit www.V7-world.com.


About Ingram Micro Inc.

As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics services, technical support, financial services, and product aggregation and distribution. The company serves more than 150 countries and is the only global broad-based IT distributor with operations in Asia. Visit www.ingrammicro.com.

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Contact:

Amy Johnsonbaugh or Mike Kilroy

Maples Communications, Inc.

949-855-3555

ajohnsonbaugh@maples.com

mkilroy@maples.com



(C) 2007 Ingram Micro, Inc. All rights reserved. V7 and the registered V7 logo are trademarks used under license by Ingram Micro Inc.

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