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Avnet Embedded to Distribute TechNexion Industrial Computer Products in the Americas

Aug 28, 2013

PHOENIX – Avnet Embedded, a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has entered a distribution agreement with TechNexion, a leading provider of cutting-edge embedded modular solutions. Avnet Embedded will now offer TechNexion’s low-cost, high-value embedded System-on-Modules and systems to its original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customer base.

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TechNexion manufactures a wide range of embedded boards and System-on-Modules following the popular Embedded Design Modules (EDM) standard featuring ARM-based processors from Texas Instruments, Freescale, and x86 processors from Intel. The company supplies turn-key embedded systems, and touch-interface panel PCs and fanless systems, as well.

“Adding TechNexion’s low-cost embedded system products gives us a great tool to help our customers reduce costs and shorten their product development cycles,” said Jeff Ittel, senior vice president of embedded marketing, Avnet Embedded. “Their support for popular CPU architectures and their flexible, interchangeable CPU modules, make the products ideal for a wide variety of market segments.”

“By bringing our products to Avnet Embedded’s wide technology product portfolio and integration expertise, we expect to enable a greatly expanded customer base that is looking for modular solutions and our EDM based product lines,” said Marcel vandenHeuvel, managing director of TechNexion. “Together with Avnet Embedded we can enable more OEMs to find cost-effective embedded computer solutions without having to sacrifice quality.”

As an advocate of open hardware and opensource software, TechNexion provides original design manufacturer (ODM) engineers with easy-to-use EDM evaluation kits that include sourcecode and demo versions of Linux, Yocto and Android and include detailed high-quality documentation, schematics and application implementation examples to assist engineers at ODMs to quickly implement and take advantage of the latest technology in their end equipment.

Industries using TechNexion products include ODM/OEM, automation and process control, gaming, digital signage, multimedia streaming and advertising, communications, network communication and security industries.
To view the entire TechNexion product line available from Avnet, visit www.em.avnet.com/embedded.

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About TechNexion
TechNexion provides a wide range of embedded modular solutions to leading companies in the ODM/OEM automation and process control, gaming, digital signage, multimedia streaming and advertising, communications, network communication and security industries.

TechNexion products include System-on-Modules, carrier boards, embedded systems and single board solutions backed up with unmatched open hardware documentation and opensource software.

TechNexion is ISO-9001 and ISO-14001 certified, is a Freescale proven partner and founding member of the EDM (Embedded Design Modules) Standard. For more information, visit www.technexion.com.

About Avnet Electronics Marketing
Avnet Electronics Marketing is an operating group of Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. that serves electronic original equipment manufacturers (EOEMs) and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers in more than 70 countries, distributing electronic components from leading manufacturers and providing associated design-chain and supply-chain services. The group's website is located at www.em.avnet.com.

About Avnet, Inc.
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 29, 2013, Avnet generated revenue of $25.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.

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