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Optek Names Allied Electronics as Distributor

Photonics.com
Feb 2007
Optek Technology of Carrollton, Texas, announced it has added Fort Worth-based Allied Electronics Inc. to its North American distributor network. "With 56 sales branches throughout the United States and Canada, Allied is well equipped to meet the needs of all of our North American customers," said Alan Bennett, vice president of sales and marketing for Optek Technology. While Allied said it will emphasize Optek's visible LEDs, they will carry all of the company's products, including fiber-optic devices, optoelectronic components, magnetic sensors and LED components and assemblies. Allied Electronics is a subsidiary of Electrocomponents plc and also distributes enclosures and cooling devices, power products, switches, relays and controls, as well as prototyping, production and test equipment.



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electronics
That branch of science involved in the study and utilization of the motion, emissions and behaviors of currents of electrical energy flowing through gases, vacuums, semiconductors and conductors, not to be confused with electrics, which deals primarily with the conduction of large currents of electricity through metals.
photonics
The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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