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In this section of the Avnet Newsroom, you'll find our press releases listed in chronological order and archived by year. Organize press releases with the dropdown menu or try the "Search terms" feature to search by keyword, date range and more.

  • 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

  • Companies announce managed services agreement and introduce Avnet’s new Global LTE IoT Starter Kit

    February 26, 2017

    BARCELONA, Spain--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mobile World Congress - Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, and AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) today announced an agreement to offer AT&T’s Internet of Things (IoT) managed services as a part of Avnet’s growing IoT solutions stack.

  • February 23, 2017

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, continues to demonstrate industry-leading commitment to facilitating customers’ introduction of differentiated embedded systems with the release today of the UltraZed PCIe Carrier Card and associated reference designs.

  • Technology Solutions business expands its cloud and virtualization portfolio

    February 22, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT) today announced that it is teaming with Tintri in Brazil. Avnet will distribute solutions from Tintri, a leading producer of all-flash storage for enterprise cloud. With Tintri products, partners will be able to offer their customers the agility of public cloud in their own data centers – for control of costs and predictable performance.

  • 5-4-3 Innovation Acceleration process allows partners to rapidly scope, design, produce and test working IoT prototype devices for their customers

    February 21, 2017

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet (NYSE: AVT) today introduced a unique service to jumpstart partners’ abilities to create Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for their customers. Available to the channel only through Avnet’s Technology Solutions business, U.S. and Canada partners will now have access to relayr’s 5-4-3 Innovation Acceleration process.