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  • 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.

  • Executives honored for their roles in accelerating growth in the Americas for Avnet and its channel partners

    February 20, 2017

    PHOENIX – February 20, 2017Avnet (NYSE: AVT) today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, named Jeff Bawol, president of Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, and Sergio Farache, senior vice president, strategy and specialist business units, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, to its prestigious list of 2017 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organizations through channel

  • Allows partners to offer specialized cybersecurity threat analyses for their healthcare and retail customers in 40+ key areas

    February 20, 2017

    ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet (NYSE: AVT) today unveiled two new security assessment services tailored to the unique needs of the healthcare and retail industries. Partners in the U.S. and Canada can leverage these services to quickly determine the strength of their customers’ security postures and measure customers’ security approaches compared to the overall healthcare or retail industry.

  • Avnet recognized on the annual list for the eleventh consecutive year

    February 16, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT) was honored on FORTUNE magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list for 2017 in the wholesalers: electronics and office equipment category. This marks the eleventh consecutive year that FORTUNE has recognized Avnet for its continued leadership and management in areas such as financial soundness; global competitiveness; long-term investment value; people management; quality of products and services; and use of

  • Watson-based solutions lab will empower clients to transform IoT ideas into reality

    February 16, 2017

    MUNICH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) today announced a collaboration with IBM (NYSE: IBM) to accelerate the time to market for IoT solutions. Led by its Technology Solutions team, Avnet will team with IBM to establish a Watson Internet-of-Things (IoT) Joint Lab within IBM’s newly opened global Watson IoT Center in Munich, Germany. Avnet will use this unique environment to showcase, demonstrate, develop and sell innovative IoT

  • February 16, 2017

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet (NYSE: AVT) announced today that Gerry Fay, president of Avnet Electronics Marketing (EM), has decided to step down from his position and will depart the company to pursue external opportunities. As a result, other leadership and organizational changes are being made to streamline operations and better position Avnet for long-term profitable growth.

  • Membership in the AWS Authorized Government Reseller Program enables partners to access AWS-based solutions within state and local government organizations and the education market

    February 14, 2017

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) today announced that its Technology Solutions business can now provide solutions on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud to state and local government organizations and education institutions (SLED) through the AWS Authorized Government Reseller Program. Avnet partners can address their SLED customers’ needs through the award-winning Avnet Cloud Marketplace, which provides a one-stop shop for

  • February 8, 2017

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet Technology Solutions (NYSE: AVT), today announced that its training division, Avnet Academy, is expanding its education portfolio to include comprehensive training courses for Lenovo’s System x and Flex products. This is now available to partners and their customers in all the countries where Avnet operates around the globe.

  • Avnet’s top partners in the U.S. and Canada recognized with awards for their success in services, next-generation technologies and vertical markets

    January 31, 2017

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) today announced the winners of its third annual Avnet Partner Awards, a competition that tracks, measures and rewards 11 U.S. and Canada partners of the Avnet Technology Solutions business for their performance in the IT channel.

  • Acquisitions Accelerate Digital Transformation

    January 26, 2017

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) today announced results for the second quarter fiscal year 2017 ended December 31, 2016.


  • January 19, 2017

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today released the January 2017 issue of Supply Chain Navigator, featuring an exclusive One-on-One interview with Paul Keel, senior vice president of supply chain at 3M.

  • January 11, 2017

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today released the PicoZed™ Software-Defined Radio SDR 1x1, a rugged, low-power, system-on-module (SOM). Priced at $549, the PicoZed SDR 1x1 is cost optimized for single-channel transmit and receive signal paths in the 70 MHz to 6.0 GHz range, and is available to customers in the Americas, EMEA, Asia and Japan.

  • December 28, 2016

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that two Avnet-designed solutions introduced in 2016 have been recognized as “Top 100 Hot Products” by EDN magazine and its readers. Selected for their innovation, reader interest and overall technical value were: the AES-ALI3-AMPIRE10-G 10-in. Touch-Display Kit and the MicroZed Industrial IoT Starter Kit.

  • Bundling new UltraZed-EG SOM and UltraZed IO Carrier Card, Kit gives customers complete system for evaluating systems based on the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+EG MPSoC

    December 15, 2016

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today released the UltraZed-EG Starter Kit, which provides a complete system for prototyping and evaluating systems based on the Xilinx® Zynq® UltraScale+ MPSoC and bundles the new UltraZed-EG System on Module (SOM) and Carrier Card. The kit is available now to customers in the Americas, EMEA, Asia and Japan and sells for $895.

  • Avnet expands its data center, high-performance computing and enterprise networking solutions portfolio for partners in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico

    December 14, 2016

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that it is teaming with Mellanox Technologies in Latin America. Avnet will distribute Mellanox solutions in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico. Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of end-to-end Ethernet and InfiniBand intelligent interconnect solutions, as well as services for servers, storage and hyperconverged infrastructure

  • December 8, 2016

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced the promotion of Graham McBeth to the role of president of Premier Farnell Plc, effective immediately. McBeth will report directly to Gerry Fay, president, global business units, Avnet. In his new role, McBeth will be responsible for the strategic direction, day-to-day operations and performance of Premier Farnell.

  • New partner programs and platform enhancements in the U.S. and Canada help Avnet partners expand their cloud businesses

    December 7, 2016

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced the addition of two new partner programs to the award-winning Avnet Cloud Marketplace. The new programs align with Avnet’s strategy to provide partners with a one-stop shop for cloud solutions from leading cloud service providers, along with flexible payment models and a powerful cloud management toolset.

  • Collaboration will enable partners to provide their customers in the financial and retail industries with customized solutions

    December 7, 2016

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, and Micro Focus (LSE: MCRO.L), a global enterprise software company, are collaborating to provide partners with security and enterprise software solutions in Mexico. As a result of this agreement, Avnet partners will have access to the Micro Focus portfolio, which is founded on more than 40 years of industry expertise. With Micro Focus and its SUSE product line, partners

  • December 6, 2016

    Today Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) announced the appointment of Kevin Summers as its chief information officer (CIO), with responsibility for Avnet’s global IT strategy and enterprise effectiveness initiative. Reporting to Avnet CEO William (“Bill”) J. Amelio, Summers joins Avnet with more than 25 years of experience leading the technology efforts of some of the world’s most elite brands.

  • November 30, 2016

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced a distribution agreement with Central Semiconductor Corp., a leading manufacturer of innovative discrete semiconductors. Effective immediately, Central Semiconductor’s entire line of discrete semiconductors will be available for purchase by customers in the Americas through Avnet’s broadline components Electronics Marketing group and Avnet USI, Avnet’s