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Bell Microproducts and Legacy Electronics Sign Distribution Agreement

Bell Microproducts to Offer Complete Legacy Electronics Portfolio

SAN CLEMENTE, CA — July  26, 2004 — Bell Microproducts (NASDAQ: BELM), a top industry supplier to OEMs, system integrators, VARs and resellers, has agreed, effective immediately, to distribute Legacy Electronics' full line of memory modules in North America, Latin America, and Europe.  This is the first time Legacy Electronics has chosen to work with another firm for product distribution.

George Papajohn, Vice President of Industrial Products for Bell Microproducts, stated,  "We are pleased to be engaging with Legacy Electronics.  They offer high-performance Intel-compatible memory modules ideally suited for our server and desktop computing solutions.  Legacy's products feature best-in-class DDR memory modules with superior thermal qualities that enable systems to run cooler.  This agreement is a combination of Legacy's excellent technology and commitment to the channel, with our support of customers."

"We're very excited about the partnership with Bell Microproducts," stated Jason Engle, President/CEO of Legacy Electronics.  "Through Bell Microproducts distribution network we now have the capability to serve a much wider customer base in many parts of the world."

Bell Microproducts is an industry-recognized specialist in enterprise storage, a very large focus market for Legacy's memory modules.  Legacy's proprietary stacking alternative technology, Canopy®, is perfectly suited to high-end server and workstation platforms that require high-density memory solutions.

Bell Microproducts customers include:  contract electronics manufacturing, systems integrators/builders, embedded computing, computing and storage components, medical imaging, website hosting, defense systems, internet security appliances, and telecommunications.

About Bell Microproducts

Bell Microproducts is an international, value-added provider of a wide range of high-tech products, solutions and services to the industrial and commercial markets.  The company's offering includes semiconductors, computer platforms, peripherals, and storage products of various types, such as desktop, high-end computer and storage subsystems, fibre channel connectivity products, RAID, NAS, and SAN storage systems, back-up products, storage management software, and extensive support, integration and installation services.

The company's products are available at any level of integration, from components to subsystem assemblies and fully-integrated, tested and certified system solutions.  The company adds value with a broad range of services including testing, software loading, kitting, mass storage system integration, and computer system integration.  Trained and certified technical personnel complete each of these processes at Bell Microproducts ISO 9001:2000 facilities.

Bell Microproducts markets and distributes more than 125 brand name product lines to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), contract electronic manufacturing services (EMS), value-added resellers (VARs), and systems integrators in the Americas and Europe.

More information can be found in the company's SEC filings, or by visiting the Bell Microproducts website at

About Legacy Electronics

Founded in 1993 and located among the new high-technology companies of South Orange County, California, Legacy Electronics is home of the patented Canopy® chip-stacking alternative, a three-dimensional printed circuit board subassembly and process technology.  Legacy is an ISO 9001:2000 certified manufacturer, designer and tester of high-speed, high-density memory modules, printed circuit boards, and other computer products.

For complete Legacy Electronics contact information, including worldwide sales representatives and distributor locations, go to or contact us directly at 949-498-9600, toll-free at 888-466-3853.

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