Littelfuse Teams with Mouser to Sponsor Tony Kanaan IndyCar Race Team
CHICAGO, IL - April 20, 2012 - Littelfuse, Inc., the global
leader in circuit protection, today announced it will co-sponsor the No. 11
MOUSER ELECTRONICS/GEICO/KV Racing Technology Chevrolet Dallara driven by
Indy Racing League champion Tony Kanaan at several events during the 2012
IZOD® IndyCar race season. Littelfuse and its distribution partner Mouser
Electronics are co-sponsoring races in Indianapolis, Ind., (May 27), Fort
Worth, Texas, (June 9), Qingdao, China, (August 19), and Sonoma, Calif.,
(August 26). In addition, Littelfuse will be present at the season finale
race at Fontana, Calif., (September 15).
Littelfuse kicked off its IndyCar promotion this past weekend at the
Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Calif., April 15, 2012. KV Racing
Technology driver Tony Kanaan finished fourth on the two-mile street circuit
course, improving 15 positions after starting in the 19th position and
earning 32 points in the championship tally. Kanaan clocked the fastest lap
in the race with a time of 69.3541 seconds.
"The Indy racing series is a great opportunity for us to partner with
Mouser Electronics and to build awareness of our brand as a global leader in
circuit protection. Racing demands the very highest level of performance,
durability, engineering ingenuity and safety. Our customers rely on us to
meet these same requirements in protecting their products and brands," said
Gordon Hunter, President and CEO of Littelfuse. "We are excited to engage
with our customers and with the design engineering community in this truly
Littelfuse will be leveraging its sponsorship with a series of
design-engineer focused events at its five sponsored races. The events
include visiting with KV Racing's pit crew and talking with engineers about
auto racing technology.
"We've created a once-in-a-lifetime IndyCar experience," said Hunter.
"Along with attending the race, the weekend includes pit access, hospitality
and exclusive conversations with the team engineers and crew members. The
activities are designed to explore the many facets of the fascinating
racecar engineering, along with how Littelfuse technology is connected to
high performance circuit protection."
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Founded in 1927, Littelfuse, Inc., the worldwide leader in circuit
protection, offers the industry's broadest and deepest portfolio of circuit
protection products and solutions. Littelfuse devices protect products in
virtually every market that uses electrical energy, from consumer
electronics to automobiles to industrial equipment. In addition to its
Chicago, Illinois, world headquarters, Littelfuse has more than 30 sales,
distribution, manufacturing and engineering facilities in the Americas,
Europe and Asia. Technologies offered by Littelfuse include
Gas Discharge Tubes (GDTs);
Positive Temperature Coefficient Devices (PTCs);
PulseGuard® ESD Suppressors;
TVS Diode Arrays (SPA™
Family of Products);
The company also offers a comprehensive line of highly reliable
Electromechanical and Electronic Switch and Control Devices
for commercial and specialty vehicles, as well as underground
Power Distribution Centers
for safe control and distribution of electricity in mining operations.
For more information, please visit Littelfuse's Web site at
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