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[August 01, 2012]

Anaren Integrated Radio (AIR) Modules to be Sold Through RS Components

(GlobeNewswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SYRACUSE, N.Y., Aug. 1, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Anaren, Inc. (Nasdaq:ANEN) announced today that it will be marketing its new family of Anaren Integrated Radio (AIR) modules with electronics distributor RS Components (RS), headquartered in Oxford, UK. The initiative is Anaren's first partnering opportunity with RS and is expected to provide AIR customers with a valuable new sourcing and support option.

"Anaren is pleased to have its new AIR product line on the RS line card," said Mark Bowyer, the business development manager in Anaren's Wireless Group responsible for the AIR line. "We are especially enthusiastic about the possibilities of supporting AIR, given RS' renowned ability to service rush orders and help customers through their new DesignSpark online support community." Bowyer added that "the alliance with RS widens Anaren's array of both service-intensive online and brick-and-mortar distribution partners." Fred Knowles, Global Head of Product Management–Electronics at RS Components said: "We are delighted to be adding Anaren's family of Integrated Radio (AIR) modules to our stock. The introduction underlines our commitment to provide customers with the most comprehensive selection of parts across the entire spectrum of electronics products from top suppliers worldwide." As for the AIR product family itself, this recently introduced product line from Anaren provides an elegant, 'plug and play' RF solution – with each module's footprint being smaller than a postage stamp – to electronic engineers challenged with adding wireless capability to new or existing devices.

Applications for AIR modules range from industrial control, building automation, and low-power sensor networks – to lighting, equipment, and appliances intended for inclusion in smart-grid and energy-management scenarios (e.g. automated meter reading, devices and equipment intended for ZigBee® Standard applications, etc.).

More specifically, the AIR module product family offers: > Easy integration and implementation on existing or newly-designed two-layer PCB > Very little RF engineering experience necessary > Tiny common footprints across the product family (e.g. 9 x 12 x 2.5mm and 9 x 16 x 2.5mm) > Pre-certification to applicable industry standards, including FCC, IC, and ETSI > Choice of embedded or connectorized antenna > 100% RF-testing > Low power consumption > Choice of frequencies in the Global ISM bands to match an OEM's application (433MHz, 868MHz, 915MHz, and 2.5GHz) > A growing library of software stacks, supporting specific applications (i.e. devices intended for compliance with the ZigBee® Standard) > Out-of-the-box connectivity – attributable to a wide range of development tools compatible with Texas Instruments' popular design-tool library, including: AIR BoosterPacks compatible with TI's LaunchPad environment; EZ target boards that work with TI's EZ430 tools; and AIR-equipped EM boards compatible with TI's development kits (CC1101DK and CC2500DK).

> Tape and reel packaging for easy integration into automated assembly systems (matrix tray packaging also avail) > Competitive pricing: Under $10 for 10K pieces or more.  E-OEM design engineers interested in learning more or securing applications assistance are encouraged to contact Anaren or any authorized AIR module distributor (see website for current listing).  ABOUT ANAREN: An innovative leader in microwave and RF technology, Anaren designs and manufactures complex components and subsystems for defense, satellite, wireless, and consumer electronics markets. To learn more, visit www.anaren.com The Anaren, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/ pkgid=5360 ABOUT RS COMPONENTS RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 550,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 46,000 parcels on the same day the orders are received. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronics, automation and control, test and measurement, electrical and mechanical components. Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2012 had revenues of £1.27bn. For more information, please visit the website at www.rs-components.com.

CONTACT: John Hoeschele Mktg. Comm. / Gov't Rel. Mgr.

Tel: 315.432.8909 E: jhoeschele@anaren.com Source: Anaren, Inc.

2012 GlobeNewswire, Inc.

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