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  • Deal also extends access to MOONS’ diverse line of high-accuracy, power-optimized motors

    June 15, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, and MOONS’ Industries America, Inc., a leading motor and LED driver manufacturer, today announced the signing of an expanded franchise agreement, extending Avnet’s comprehensive supply chain optimization and technical support for MOONS’ line of motion control and intelligent LED lighting control products from EMEA to the Americas.

  • June 14, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that registration is now open for a series of interactive SpeedWay Design Workshopsfor designers of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications using Avnet’s SK002 Visible Things IIoT Starter Kit.

  • Single-Core Zynq-7000 SoC-based board delivers performance in small form factor for entry-level application development

    June 13, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today introduced the compact and cost-effective MiniZed Zynq SoC development platform. MiniZed provides an entry-level development and demonstration platform for single-core Xilinx® Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoC devices. This cost-optimized solution supports cloud connectivity and industrial IoT applications such as motor control and embedded vision. The $89 starter kit is now

  • The Avnet teams collected their awards at a ceremony held in Westin Hotel Taipei
    June 7, 2017

    SINGAPORE, June 07, 2017Avnet (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, has been recognized for its outstanding technical and business performance at the Micron Technology Awards. Avnet Asia Pacific picked up the 2016 Most Valuable Player and Best Demand Creation awards, while Avnet Taiwan won Best Field Application Engineers Service 2016.

     This marks the second year of Micron Technology's (NASDAQ:MU) awards program which recognizes distributors supporting the company’s

  • New deal broadens customer access to secure, wireless connectivity stack

    June 7, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, and UbiquiOS Technology Limited, a leading provider of hardware-agnostic, wireless connectivity software, today announced a new distribution agreement that expands Avnet’s franchise rights with UbiquiOS to include the Americas. Effective immediately, Avnet will offer UbiquiOS’s integrated stack to customers in the Americas as well as Europe, accelerating the development of IoT-enabled

  • New Facility in Hong Kong to Support Growth in North Asia

    May 25, 2017

    HONG KONG, MAY 25, 2017 - Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, announced today that it will be merging its distribution centres in to one new facility to increase productivity efficiency and speed-to-delivery. 

  • E-pub showcases pioneering approaches to supply chain finance, employee engagement and global sourcing

    May 23, 2017

    Avnet, a leading global technology distributor, today released the May 2017 issue of Supply Chain Navigator, the award-winning journal dedicated to supply chain thought leadership. This special edition examines how industry leaders including Cisco, General Electric, Nestle, Nike and Puma are reimagining their businesses and their supply networks to keep pace with the leapfrog advances in the “golden triangle” - people, processes and technology - that

  • Strategic engagement will accelerate adoption of groundbreaking Configurable Mixed-signal IC technology

    May 22, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, and Silego Technology today announced a new exclusive global distribution channel agreement. Effective immediately, Avnet will be Silego’s only global distributor and will serve as Silego’s sole demand creation distributor in the Americas and Europe. Avnet will also bolster Silego’s current regional distributor network in Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China.

  • Avnet to preview new initiative announced with Kickstarter and Dragon, plus showcase its communities and tools available to support makers in the technology product lifecycle

    May 18, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced its activities as a presenting sponsor at Maker Faire Bay Area beginning tomorrow at the San Mateo County Event Center.

  • May 16, 2017

    INTERNET OF THINGS WORLD -- Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, will showcase how the Internet of Things (IoT) impacts daily life in its “Smart Neighborhood” at Internet of Things World , May 16-18 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. In Booth #302, Avnet will demonstrate smart home and smart city technology featuring its customers’ products and Avnet-designed development kits.

  • May 16, 2017

    INTERNET OF THINGS WORLD -– Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced a starter kit specifically designed for the development of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications. The SK002 Visible Things Industrial IoT Starter Kit adds to the company’s Visible Things platform, which offers a complete development solution that enables engineers to get their IoT systems and applications quickly designed, tested

  • May 9, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, will share its IoT industry knowledge and expertise throughout Internet of Things World next week at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Executives representing Avnet’s leading team of IoT experts will share insights on how companies of all sizes can design, supply, build and deliver IoT products anywhere in the world. The conference kicks off on May 16 with a keynote from Lou

  • Investing in New Global ERP System to Support Digital Transformation Provides Fiscal 2018 Outlook Reflecting Impact of Supplier Program Changes

    April 27, 2017

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) today announced results for the third quarter fiscal year 2017 ended April 1, 2017.

  • Interactive “digital sky” and IoT Greenhouse demonstrations on display at Avnet’s custom-built LFI pavilion

    April 25, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, announced today that Avnet Illumineer Bob Householder will be among the featured course instructors at this year’s LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®), May 7-8, 2017, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia. LFI is the world’s largest annual commercial lighting conference and trade show.

  • April 20, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, and Xilinx, Inc., the leading provider of All Programmable products, today announced a renewed commitment to their successful Primary Global Channel relationship of 31 consecutive years and wider distribution of Xilinx’s All Programmable products.

  • Deal brings product and support to customers in growth markets including eMobility

    April 19, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, and Bel Fuse Inc. (NASDAQ:BELFA and NASDAQ:BELFB), a leading global manufacturer of products that power, protect and connect electronic circuits, today announced the signing of an expanded franchise agreement.

  • April 18, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced the appointment of Philip Gallagher to the role of global president of Avnet’s Core Distribution Business, reporting to CEO William Amelio. In his new role, Gallagher will oversee the company’s core distribution business, as well as its supplier relationships, global procurement and supply chain solutions business.

  • April 18, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that Ray M. Robinson submitted his resignation from the company’s Board of Directors effective May 1, 2017.

  • April 6, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, announced today that MaryAnn Miller, Senior Vice President, Chief HR Officer and head of Global Marketing and Communications has been named one of 2017’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology by the National Diversity Council. This is the third time in her 11-year tenure with Avnet that Miller has received this distinguished honor, first in 2014 and again in 2015.

  • New brand reflects the company’s purpose of guiding today’s ideas into tomorrow’s technology

    April 3, 2017

    Highlighting its ongoing mission to help customers navigate an ever-changing technology landscape, Avnet (NYSE: AVT) today introduced “Reach Further,” its new global branding campaign. Reach Further reflects Avnet’s corporate transformation as well as the collaborative relationship with the company’s customers in navigating the complex process of bringing new technology to the marketplace.

  • Finalists will compete for $100,000 at final round pitch competition on April 2

    March 29, 2017

    As part of its ongoing partnership with Arizona State University (ASU) to drive technology innovation and entrepreneurship, Avnet (NYSE:AVT) is sponsoring the inaugural ASU Innovation Open (ASUio). The final round of the ASUio, the ASUio Demo Day, will take place this Sunday, April 2 at Arizona State University’s Beus Center for Law and Society, from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.

  • Appointment underscores Avnet’s continued IoT leadership and growth strategy

    March 28, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced the promotion of Lou Lutostanski to the role of vice president of Internet of Things (IoT), effective immediately. Lutostanski will report directly to Pete Bartolotta, chief transformation officer for Avnet. In his new role, Lutostanski will strengthen Avnet’s IoT strategy and further Avnet’s reach to makers, entrepreneurs, startups and other IoT innovators

  • Ethisphere Institute honors Avnet for the fourth consecutive year for leading with integrity and aligning its principles with action

    March 13, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT) has been recognized as a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company® for the fourth consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.

  • March 1, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that Supply & Demand Chain Executive has selected Gerrit de Haas, vice president, Logistics for EMEA, and Yael Shloush, supply chain solutions architect, as 2017 Pros to Know. The Supply & Demand Chain Executive Pros to Know is an annual listing of the top supply and demand chain industry professionals. With these awards, a total of 13 Avnet executives

  • Creates a unique distribution model in the electronic components industry that supports customers at every stage of the product innovation and lifecycle

    February 27, 2017

    Today, Avnet (NYSE: AVT) announced it has completed the sale of its Technology Solutions business to Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ: TECD). With the divestiture of these operations, Avnet is now solely focused on electronic components and integrated and embedded solutions, supporting its customers, ranging from makers to startups to large technology manufacturers, at every stage of the product lifecycle as they bring their latest