Bell Microproducts to Offer Crucial Technology Memory Products



    
    Distributor Agreement Broadens Bell Microproducts' Product Offerings into
    the Memory and Flash Markets
    

    SAN JOSE, Calif. and MERIDIAN, Idaho, June 19 /CNW/ -- Bell Microproducts
Inc. (Nasdaq:   BELM), one of the world's largest value-added distributors of
storage and computing technology, and Crucial Technology, one of the world's
leading memory upgrade providers, announced today that they have reached an
agreement whereby Bell Microproducts will distribute Crucial's DRAM memory
modules, flash memory cards, USB and solid state storage devices to the North
American channel.
    Crucial is a division of Micron, the largest DRAM manufacturer in the
United States.  Crucial offers high-quality memory that has been qualified and
approved by all major original equipment manufacturers, and ensures that 100
percent of its modules are reliably tested.
    "Bell Microproducts' outstanding reputation, coupled with its strength in
the storage industry and broad customer base will be a tremendous asset to
Crucial," noted Bob Roney, Crucial's director of North American Sales.  "This
relationship offers customers the flexibility to purchase the high-quality
Crucial products they know from a distributor they trust."
    As part of this new relationship, Bell Microproducts will distribute
Crucial's memory modules, with a primary focus on OEM customers. Additionally,
the companies will address key vertical markets, including medical, video/
surveillance, industrial automation, networking and telecom. Crucial's memory
upgrades will also be beneficial to customers targeting the storage solutions
arena.
    "As a channel leader and recognized expert in storage solutions, Bell
Microproducts is always proactively seeking to expand upon that reputation and
serve as a convenient, efficient one-stop shop for all storage solutions
needs," noted John Vossoughi, senior vice president, North American computer
products marketing for Bell Microproducts. "The addition of Crucial's memory
modules to our storage product offerings is an ideal extension of our
linecard, as it expands our reach into the memory and flash markets."
    Crucial Technology products are in stock and available now through Bell
Microproducts' distribution network.  Please call 1-800-800-1513 for more
information, or visit http://www.bellmicro.com.

    
    About Crucial
    
    Crucial Technology is a division of Micron Semiconductor Products, Inc.,
which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Micron Technology, Inc. Crucial provides
high-quality memory upgrades, graphics cards, flash memory and a host of
products to enhance the entire computing experience on its Web site at
http://www.crucial.com, http://www.crucial.com/uk and
http://www.crucial.com/eu. Crucial offers over 200,000 upgrades for more than
25,000 desktops, notebooks, servers, routers, printers and electronic devices.
    Micron Technology, Inc. is one of the world's leading providers of
advanced semiconductor solutions. Through its worldwide operations, Micron
manufactures and markets DRAMs, NAND Flash memory, CMOS image sensors, other
semiconductor components and memory modules for use in leading-edge computing,
consumer, networking, and mobile products. Micron's common stock is traded on
the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the MU symbol. To learn more about
Micron Technology, Inc., visit http://www.micron.com.

    
    About Bell Microproducts Inc.
    
    Bell Microproducts (Nasdaq:   BELM) is an international, value-added
distributor of a wide range of high-tech products, solutions and services,
including storage systems, servers, software, computer components and
peripherals, as well as maintenance and professional services.  An
industry-recognized specialist in storage products, this Fortune 1000 company
is one of the world's largest storage-centric value-added distributors.  In
2006, the company celebrated the sale of its 50 millionth hard disk drive,
setting a significant industry milestone.
    Bell Microproducts is uniquely qualified with deep technical and
application expertise to service a broad range of information technology
needs.  From design to deployment, its products are available at any level of
integration, from components to subsystem assemblies and fully-integrated,
tested and certified system solutions.  More information can be found in the
company's SEC filings, or by visiting the Bell Microproducts Web site at
http://www.bellmicro.com.

    
    Safe Harbor Statement for Bell Microproducts:
    
    This release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of
the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking
statements, which reflect the Company's current views of future events and
financial performance, involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties which
could cause actual results or facts to differ materially from such statements
for a variety of reasons including, but not limited to: the ability to
successfully integrate the operations of recent acquisitions, industry
conditions, changes in product supply, pricing, and customer demand,
competition, other vagaries in the computer and electronic components markets,
changes in relationships with key suppliers, foreign currency fluctuations and
the other risks described from time to time in the Company's reports to the
Securities and Exchange Commission (including the company's Annual Report on
Form 10-K). Investors should take such risks into account when making
investment decisions. Shareholders and other readers are cautioned not to
place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as
of the date on which they are made. The company undertakes no obligation to
update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements.





For further information:

For further information: Kelly Sasso of Crucial Technology, 
+1-208-363-5654, ksasso@micron.com, or Bell Dena Jacobson of Lages & 
Associates, +1-408-492-1470, dena@lages.com Web Site:
http://www.bellmicro.com

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