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  • November 10, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, announced today that its Board of Directors approved an expansion of the company’s current share repurchase authorization by $200 million. Avnet now has approximately $500 million available for share repurchases when combined with prior authorizations, and the latest authorization has no expiration date.

  • Issue also tackles “ripped from the headlines” issues - blockchain, skills gap, sustainability and behavioral economics

    October 30, 2017

    In 2016, more than 1.4 million people attended one of the 191 Maker Faire events held worldwide. Since its 2009 launch, over $3.3 billion has been pledged to support makers and startups through the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter.

  • October 26, 2017

    Avnet Asia Pacific showcased its end-to-end LoRaWAN IoT solutions at the recent Cisco Next Intelligent IoT Generation Conference 2017, held at the Hong Kong Science Park.

    Avnet demonstrated various LoRaWAN applications that ranged from disaster prevention and smart agriculture to healthcare alert systems, allowing participants to explore myriad possibilities of the LoRaWAN-enabled IoT ecosystem to drive workplace insights and empower decision-making. These applications are made possible using

  • October 26, 2017

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) today announced results for the first quarter ended September 30, 2017.

    First Quarter Results

  • Avnet accepts award
    October 23, 2017

    Avnet Asia Pacific has received the Top 10 Overseas Brand Distributors Award from ESM-China, marking its 16th consecutive year to be recognized with this award. The ceremony took place at the 2017 Global Distribution and Supply Chain Leader Summit in Shenzhen, China.

  • Announce Joint Marketing Agreement

    October 17, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, and MedIoTek Health Systems, announce a joint marketing agreement to promote MedIoTek’s VinCense remote patient monitoring system. Under the agreement, Avnet will engage its broad network of key ecosystem suppliers and providers in the industry to help market MedIoTek products and solutions.

  • Training gives engineers head start in mastering design flows using Xilinx’s Vivado Design Suite

    October 11, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that registration is now open for a series of interactive SpeedWay Design Workshopsto help engineers jump-start the development of single-core Xilinx® Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoC devices using the Avnet MiniZed Zynq SoC development kit, a cost-optimized prototyping platform for embedded vision and Industrial IoT systems.

  • October 4, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced it has been awarded a 2016 Total Cost of Ownership (TCOO™) Supplier Award from Celestica, a leader in design, manufacturing and supply chain solutions for the world's most innovative companies. Celestica’s awards program recognizes suppliers that provide the best TCOO™ performance to Celestica and support the company’s overall business objectives.

  • September 27, 2017

    Avnet and Amphenol have played a pivotal role in the advancement of the high-tech industry. Since 1957, Avnet (NYSE: AVT) and Amphenol have collaborated to provide customers in every segment of the global electronics industry with innovative interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) products and best-in-class design and supply chain services that have enabled the development of more portable, higher-performance, lower-cost and more

  • New Survey from Avnet Offers Insights into Moving Technology from Development to Market

    September 19, 2017

    For the growing entrepreneur community, there is good news and continuing challenges. The good news is that designers say they are finding it much easier today to identify the right technologies for their ideas and use those technologies to develop and test prototypes. On the flip side, they are finding it more difficult to identify the right market for sales for the products they are developing and to get financing. These results come from a U.

  • Recognized for Field Application Engineering Capabilities

    September 18, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, recently received the 2017 Best Distributor Dedicated Field Application Engineering (DFAE) Award in Taiwan and ASEAN from Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX), as a result of accelerating sales to achieve profitable growth.

  • September 11, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced the signing of a distribution agreement with Opulent Americas, Inc., part of Singapore-based Opulent Group. Effective immediately, Avnet’s technical sales and field-based LED lighting experts (Illumineers) will support customers using Opulent LED lighting modules, heat sinks and other integrated LED lighting components and systems for solid state lighting,

  • Agreement builds on highly successful engagement in Europe

    August 30, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, and TD next, a business unit of Telecom Design, have signed an agreement expanding Avnet’s current franchise exclusive in EMEA to include the Americas.

  • Visionary student ventures from across the country are invited to compete for a $100,000 grand prize to further their new technology innovations

    August 29, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, in partnership with Arizona State University (ASU) and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, are accepting applications for the 2018 ASU Innovation Open (ASUio), a multi-round competition that supports student ventures from across the United States in driving technology innovation and entrepreneurship. Students will compete for a grand prize of $100,000 to continue

  • Simplifies the Hardware Path from Prototype through to Volume Production

    August 22, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT) announced today that it has acquired Dragon Innovation, expanding the global distributor’s portfolio of offerings for customers as they move from design to prototype to volume production. Dragon Innovation’s proven process and deep hardware experience help customers understand manufacturing costs and schedules, find factories and manage production as they scale their businesses.

  • August 9, 2017

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

    Fourth Quarter Results

  • August 9, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT) today announced that Kevin Moriarty, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the past 4.5 years, has notified the Company of his decision to step down from the position due to personal reasons, effective August 18, 2017. Ken Jacobson, the Company’s controller, has been named interim CFO. Ken has been with Avnet for more than 4 years and brings a wealth of experience to this role.

  • New interface module lets IoT systems’ designers add wireless capability to existing development kits

    August 3, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today introduced the Murata 1DX Wi-Fi Bluetooth Pmod, a new interface module enabling designers of wireless, embedded and Internet of Things (IoT) systems to add wireless capabilities to existing development kits. Customers in the Americas and EMEA can now purchase the $59 AES-PMOD-MUR-1DX-G Pmod with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth from Avnet.com.

  • July 26, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced a distribution agreement in the Americas with MikroElektronika, a leading provider of hardware and software tools supporting rapid prototype and product development.

  • Mr. Alan Chui, Regional President, Sales, China and Korea (right) receiving the
    July 19, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, has hit double digit figures in awards won over the last four months, taking home 13 supplier awards and marking a momentous start to 2017 as it continues to strengthen its foothold in Asia Pacific.

    The awards were presented by various technology partners across the region in recognition of Avnet’s outstanding performance in driving profitable growth and sales for the interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) business

  • Customers invited to beta test for streamlined information access; new tool designed to accelerate time to market for new technology solutions

    July 12, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today unveiled Ask Avnet, the industry’s first digital platform that integrates artificial intelligence (AI) and industry expertise on demand to help a wide range of customers, including engineers, procurement specialists and professional makers, find the critical insights and information they need daily to bring their technology solutions to market.

  • 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