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  • Evaluierungs- und Entwicklungsplattform bietet Hardware und Embedded-Software zur direkten Anbindung intelligenter Sensoren und Aktoren an die Cloud sowie Enterprise Systeme

    February 25, 2016

    Avnet Memec - Silica, ein Unternehmen der Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), stellt seine Visible ThingsTM Plattform für die Entwicklung von IoT-(Internet of Things) Systemen und Anwendungen vor. Visible Things deckt zahlreiche Anwendungen ab und ist eine flexible, umfassende Evaluierungs- und Entwicklungsplattform für Edge-to-Enterprise IoT-Projekte.

  • February 25, 2016

    Avnet Memec - Avnet Inc.-bedrijf Silica heeft vandaag de lancering van zijn platform Visible Things aangekondigd. Dit platform dient de ontwikkeling van het systemen en applicaties binnen het internet der dingen (IoT). Visible Things, dat zich richt op uiteenlopende industriële markten, is een zeer flexibel en veelomvattend platform voor de beoordeling van edge-naar-onderneming-projecten binnen het IoT.

  • February 25, 2016

    Avnet Memec - Silica, an Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) company, today announced the launch of the Visible ThingsTM platform for the development of Internet-of-Things (IoT) systems and applications. Targeting a wide range of industrial markets, Visible Things is a highly flexible and comprehensive evaluation and development platform for edge-to-enterprise IoT projects.

  • February 24, 2016

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that Bob Bowen has joined the company as vice president of global trade compliance. In this role, Bowen will oversee Avnet’s global trade compliance program, which ensures that customers and suppliers remain compliant with the evolving laws and regulations in countries around the world. Bowen reports to Mike Buseman, chief global logistics and operations

  • Avnet helps partners capitalize on converged infrastructure and cloud opportunities in the U.S. public sector

    February 24, 2016

    Avnet Government Solutions, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that it has expanded its General Services Administration (GSA) schedule to include NetApp® products and solutions. Avnet partners will now be able to provide NetApp data storage and management solutions to government organizations that rely on their application, virtualization and cloud

  • Avnet and its partner ecosystem in the U.S. and Canada demonstrate how they are helping drive the future of healthcare delivery

    February 23, 2016

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today unveiled details on its presence at the 2016 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS16) annual conference and exhibition, to be held February 29 – March 4 in Las Vegas. Avnet’s booth will feature seven members of its partner ecosystem in the U.S. and Canada: Intel, Lumenate, Meridian, Nutanix, Oracle, Sirius and Veeam.

  • February 23, 2016

    For decades, sustainability advocates have been lobbying to convince the corporate world that doing what’s right for the environment and society is good business. But, until recently, the bottom line benefits of corporate social responsibility (CSR) remained unclear. The Winter 2016 issue of Supply Chain Navigator released today by Avnet, Inc.

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

    February 22, 2016

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Jeff Bawol, president of Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, and Gavin Miller, vice president, marketing, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, to its prestigious list of 2016 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 partners.

  • Named to annual list for 10 consecutive years

    February 19, 2016

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, was named to FORTUNE magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list for 2016 in the wholesalers: electronics and office equipment category. FORTUNE continues to recognize Avnet for its management and leadership in key areas, such as investment value, financial strength, quality and social responsibility.

  • February 17, 2016

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that Supply & Demand Chain Executive has selected Bob Brenner, senior vice president of logistics and operations, and David Paulson, vice president of business development, Avnet Velocity, as 2016 Provider Pros to Know. Pros to Know is an annual listing of the top supply and demand chain industry professionals. With these awards, a total of 11 Avnet executives have made this distinguished list of supply chain

  • Avnet Government Solutions and IBM Unveil Security-as-a-Service Solutions Aimed at Public Sector

    February 17, 2016

    IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference – Avnet Government Solutions, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced new cloud security solutions through its partnership with IBM aimed at the public sector.

  • Avnet to support customers at every stage of the development cycle in designing solutions for the Internet of Things built on IBM technology

    February 17, 2016

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced it is working with IBM to increase the development and deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in the U.S., Europe and Canada. The two companies’ efforts will help customers develop IoT solutions built on the IBM Watson IoT Platform to help create new revenue streams and operational efficiencies.

  • McDaniel to discuss strategies related to risk-adjusted supply chain management

    February 16, 2016

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that Wade McDaniel, vice president of supply chain solutions, Avnet Velocity, will be a featured speaker at the Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning (IBF) Supply Chain Forecasting & Planning Conference. McDaniel will present a session titled “A Big Data Approach to Risk-Adjusted Supply Chain Management.” The event will be held at DoubleTree

  • February 16, 2016

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced a distribution agreement with ECS Inc. International, a global manufacturer of silicon-based timing devices and frequency control products. Avnet will now offer the complete ECS Inc. International line to customers within the Americas and Asian regions.

  • February 10, 2016

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that it has joined the VMware Partner Professional Services Program (PPSP) as an Enterprise partner. This membership demonstrates Avnet’s continued efforts to sell and deliver consulting services engagements in concert with its partner community, with an emphasis on helping its global partners move their customers to the software-defined enterprise

  • February 2, 2016

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced Chuck Delph has been appointed president of Avnet Electronics Marketing (EM) for the Americas region. He will be responsible for the strategy and business activities within the EM group in the region and report directly to Gerry Fay, president of Avnet EM worldwide, effective July 3, 2016.

  • February 1, 2016

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today introduced the Agate IoT Solution, a family of integrated kits designed to lower the cost of long-life connected gateway and network edge device development for OEMs. The Agate IoT Solution brings together the hardware, software and services required for next-generation IoT applications.

  • New solutions increase U.S. and Canadian partners’ ability to provide customers with secure hybrid cloud solutions

    January 26, 2016

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today enhanced the ability of Avnet partners in the U.S. and Canada to help their customers easily support off-premise and hybrid cloud environments. Avnet will now offer solutions from CenturyLink and IO that enable partners to provide their customers with solutions based on off-premise, co-located data center models.

  • January 20, 2016

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., has announced that registration is now open for the 11th Annual Avnet Tech Games. College students around the state of Arizona are encouraged to team up and enter the STEM-based competition featuring real-world technology challenges resulting in college scholarships. The Avnet Tech Games competition will take place on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at The

  • Upcoming SmartFusion2 Data Security Webinar will demonstrate how to leverage SmartFusion2 to design a secure system

    January 19, 2016

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, and Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced that Avnet has updated its design software on the SmartFusion2 KickStart Development Kit to offer a data security demonstration.

  • January 12, 2016

    In 2016, next-generation technologies related to big data and analytics, cloud, converged infrastructure, Internet of Things (IoT), mobility, networking and security represent key areas of IT spending in the U.S. and Canada.

  • January 12, 2016

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today released the 10-inch Touch Display Kit, providing engineers in markets including portable instrumentation, consumer kiosks, embedded systems and industrial automation all the elements needed to develop rich and interactive GUI applications with touchscreen capability using Xilinx Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoC evaluation and development boards. The Avnet-

  • January 6, 2016

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that three Avnet-designed solutions were recently chosen among the top 100 Hot Products of 2015 by EDN magazine. Selected by EDN readers and editors for their innovation, usefulness and popularity were: Avnet’s PicoZed™ SDR Z7035/AD9361 SOM, the “ARTY” Artix®-7 35T FPGA Evaluation Kit and the SmartFusion2 KickStart Development Kit.

  • January 4, 2016

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, has announced that Ed Smith will assume a new role as senior vice president of Avnet embedded solutions globally, effective July 3, 2016.

  • December 29, 2015

    The 1980s were a pop culture dominated by synthesized music, big hair and neon fashion. For Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, and Murata Electronics North America, Inc., the ‘80s will also be remembered as the decade that gave rise to an alliance between the two companies that has now spanned 35 years. Avnet and Murata celebrated this milestone in their relationship earlier this month.