Linfinity Microelectronics Inc. 
TAMPA, Fla., June 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Reptron Electronics, Inc.
(Nasdaq: REPT) today announced that it has signed a national distribution
agreement with Linfinity Microelectronics Inc., a subsidiary of SymmetriCom,
Inc.(Nasdaq: SYMM), effective immediately.  Linfinity is a manufacturer of
linear and mixed-signal ICs and modules for use in portable and desktop power
systems, as well as in data communications applications.  These products
provide high-performance, low-power system-level solutions that are used in a
wide variety of applications, including notebook computers, entertainment and
video devices, desktop monitors, motherboards, set-top boxes, off-line power
supplies and SCSI equipment such as hard disk drives, CD-ROM drives, Digital
Video Disk (DVD) drives, host adapter cards and scanners. 
Gary Bolohan, President, Reptron Distribution Division, commented, "We
are very excited to add the Linfinity line of products to our national
distribution offering.  The Linfinity product line will greatly complement
our existing product offering from Sharp Electronics, providing our customers
with a total solution.  In particular, the Linfinity backlight inverter module
is synergistic with Sharp's line of display products.  The Linfinity line
also enhances and supports Reptron's technical program to offer customers a
customized solution by designing and engineering-in components to serve
specific needs, further strengthening Reptron's ability and reputation of
bringing the best products and greatest options to its growing customer base." 
According to Mike Sivetts, Director of Worldwide Distribution Sales at
Linfinity, "We believe Reptron's national presence will greatly enhance our
marketing and sales efforts going forward.  Reptron provides us with a
national distribution network that is recognized both for its high level of
technical support and expertise, as well as an outstanding reputation for
quality customer service.  These strengths, coupled with their ability to
provide a number of value-added services, especially providing Linfinity's
backlight inverter for use in the fast-growing plat panel display market, will
be instrumental to us as we expand our market presence." 
Linfinity Microelectronics Inc., a subsidiary of SymmetriCom, Inc., is an
ISO 9001 and QML-approved designer and manufacturer of linear and mixed-signal
integrated circuits for use in power supply, data communications and signal
conditioning applications in commercial, industrial, and defense and space
markets.  The company also designs and manufactures modules for power supply
applications.  The product lines consist of switching voltage regulators,
linear low drop-out regulators, bus terminators, PWM controllers, MOSFET
drivers, line drivers and receivers, operational amplifiers, comparators and
supply voltage supervisors.  Linfinity offers a range of process technology
options, including advanced BiCMOS, Bipolar and CMOS process technologies.
Please direct all editorial inquiries to Laura Brandlin, Manager, Marketing
Communications, at Linfinity Microelectronics, 11861 Western Avenue, Garden
Grove, CA 92841.  Phone:  714-372-8357, Fax:  714-372-3566, E-mail:  Product Information:  800-LMI-7011.  Internet: 
Reptron Electronics, Inc. is a leading integrated electronics company
providing both value-added distribution of electronic components and targeted
contract manufacturing services through its two divisions, Reptron
Distribution and K-Byte Manufacturing.  Reptron Distribution is authorized to
sell over 60 vendor lines of semiconductors, passive products and
electromechanical components.  K-Byte Manufacturing focuses on establishing
primary or sole source relationships with OEMs in a wide variety of industries
that require complex circuit board assembly in low-to-medium volume production

SOURCE  Reptron Electronics, Inc. 
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/CONTACT:  Paul J. Plante, Chief Operating Officer of Reptron Electronics,
813-854-2351; Investor Relations:  Donna N. Stein, APR, or Press:  Lee Foley
of Morgen-Walke Associates, Inc., 212-850-5600/ 
CO:  Reptron Electronics, Inc.; Linfinity Microelectronics Inc.; SymmetriCom, 
ST:  Florida
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