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  • 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.

    Highlights

  • 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

  • Avnet to provide partners with the enterprise middleware platform, skills, starter kits and other resources needed to capitalize on the high-growth potential of IOT

    November 29, 2016

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, announced today an agreement with relayr to deliver world-class internet of things (IOT) solutions in the U.S. and Canada. Through this agreement, partners will have access to relayr’s enterprise middleware platform, and powerful, simple-to-use tools that enable fast and cost-effective development of new solutions, equipment and services for IOT.

  • New Trusted Platform Module and Reference Design Demonstrates Advanced Security

    November 29, 2016

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, released an add-on module and reference design for its MicroZed Industrial IoT Kit, bringing Trusted Platform Module (TPM) security capabilities for platform integrity, remote attestation and cryptographic services often required by Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications, implemented in a hardware root of trust for maximum security.

  • Distinction recognizes Avnet’s world-class education and training offerings

    November 23, 2016

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, announced today that its Education Services business unit, which comprises Avnet Academy and ExitCertified and provides global certified IT training, has been named as one of the 2016 “Top 20 IT Training Companies” by Training Industry, Inc. Avnet Education Services has been honored with this designation for the past five legacy years – three for Avnet Academy

  • Recognized vendors Cisco, EMC, HPE, NetApp, Nutanix, Oracle and SimpliVity all featured on Avnet’s line card

    November 21, 2016

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, announced today that it is the only distributor to represent all seven vendor leaders in the October 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Integrated Systems. The seven vendors acknowledged in the 2016 “Leaders” quadrant are: Cisco, EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), NetApp, Nutanix, Oracle and SimpliVity. These seven vendors were

  • November 15, 2016

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) today announced the appointment of several key executives as the company transforms into a premier global electronics leader positioned to support customers at every stage of the product lifecycle. Avnet is creating a unique business model and differentiated offerings that will put the company at the forefront of the digital transformation, impacting the entire technology supply chain.

    Three individuals

  • Avnet’s partners in the U.S. and Canada can enhance their offerings with unified security management and comprehensive threat detection

    November 15, 2016

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today launched a managed security service program, known as Recon, for partners in the U.S. and Canada. The new service provides partners with a way to easily offer their customers 24x7x365 security monitoring and management. Recon is designed to enhance partners’ practices and margins in the security and services markets.

  • Award recognizes Avnet’s next-generation digital platform – the Avnet Cloud Marketplace

    November 14, 2016

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, was recently recognized by the Arizona Technology Council and the Arizona Commerce Authority at the 2016 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation. Avnet was selected as the Large Company Innovator of the Year for its Avnet Cloud Marketplace – a digital platform designed to help partners capitalize on cloud computing opportunities.

  • Designed for Avnet Technology Solutions’ partner and supplier communities, event embraces possibilities and inspires unique ways to accelerate partners’ businesses

    November 7, 2016

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, will hold its third annual invitation-only Avnet Technology Solutions Partner Summit, November 13-16, 2016, at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Ariz.