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  • November 19, 2015

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, and Atmel Corporation (Nasdaq:ATML) recently marked the milestone 25-year anniversary of their business relationship.

  • Avnet’s top partners in the U.S. and Canada recognized for their success in growing the IT channel

    November 18, 2015

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, celebrated the winners of its second annual Avnet Partner Awards, which were presented at last week’s 2015 Avnet Technology Solutions Partner Summit. This awards program tracks, measures and rewards Avnet’s U.S. and Canadian partners for their performance in the IT channel with nine awards across eight categories. The winning organizations were presented with their Avnet

  • November 16, 2015

    In the annals of the electronics industry history, 1975 will always be remembered as the year Paul Allen and Bill Gates changed the course of computing history with the founding of their startup software business. But for Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, and Grayhill Inc., 1975 also marks the signing of a distribution agreement that, in the ensuing decades, would grow into the powerful design and supply

  • Avnet donates $40,000 to Junior Achievement to Further STEM-Education

    November 10, 2015

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a global technology distributor and the largest publicly-held company headquartered in Arizona, today announced its participation in Junior Achievement of Arizona’s signature program – JA BizTown®. Through this unique education program, fourth through sixth grade students in Arizona have the opportunity to operate simulated businesses in a student-sized town, built just for them.

  • New community creates an engaging interactive experience that provides partners with sales training, tools and access to Avnet resources to accelerate their solutions-selling capabilities

    November 9, 2015

    Avnet Partner Summit Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today introduced its innovative new training and enablement community, the Avnet Knowledge Network. This new community harnesses the power of Avnet’s industry-recognized solutions expertise to create a single source of solution and supplier sales information and training for Avnet’s independent software vendor (ISV), managed service provider (MSP

  • November 9, 2015

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced a new distribution agreement with Boundary Devices Inc., a leading global supplier of ARM-based single board computers and System-on-Modules for the general embedded market. Avnet can now provide customers in markets including military, aerospace and digital displays, with rapid embedded product hardware and software development support, while maintaining

  • Providing partners in the U.S. and Canada an easy, repeatable, and low-cost way to incorporate integrated, packaged solutions powered by Amazon Web Services into their offerings

    November 6, 2015

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced integrated, packaged solutions powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS) are now available through the recently launched Avnet Cloud Marketplace – a one-stop shop that offers access to comprehensive solutions from leading cloud service providers, flexible payment models and a powerful cloud management toolset.

  • Avnet Cloud Marketplace broadens channel availability to IBM’s cloud infrastructure, cloud development platform and Software-as-a-Service solutions in the U.S. and Canada

    November 5, 2015

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today introduced IBM (NYSE: IBM) as the first member of the newly launched Avnet Cloud Marketplace. Through this membership, IBM’s cloud offerings will be available through the Avnet Cloud Marketplace to IBM Business Partners, including value-added resellers (VARs), independent software vendors (ISVs,) managed service providers (MSPs) and system integrators (SIs) in

  • Customers will benefit from Avnet Government Solutions’ strategic location near the epicenter of the U.S. public sector business

    November 4, 2015

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that Avnet Government Solutions, LLC, its wholly owned subsidiary focused on the U.S. public sector, has moved into its new office in the Washington, D.C. area. Customers will now benefit from Avnet Government Solutions’ new strategic location in Chantilly, Va., which is near the nexus of the U.S. federal government’s operations.

  • Provides a comprehensive platform that spans the entire cloud ecosystem, providing a way to easily buy, bill, manage and optimize cloud services in the U.S. and Canada

    November 4, 2015

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today launched Avnet Cloud Marketplace. This one-stop shop offers comprehensive solutions from leading cloud service providers, flexible payment models and a powerful cloud management toolset. Unique within the IT distribution industry, the Avnet Cloud Marketplace provides the ability for partners in the U.S.

  • November 4, 2015

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced a new agreement in the Americas with Aeris, a provider of complete IoT and M2M network solutions. Avnet can now offer customers in all IoT markets – including automotive, fleet, health care, utilities, industrial and telematics – a unified platform to manage cellular connectivity across LTE, GSM and CDMA networks.

  • Strategic Relationship Now Includes Entire Digi Product Line on a Global Scale

    November 3, 2015

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, and Digi International®, (NASDAQ: DGII, www.digi.com), a leading global provider of mission-critical machine-to-machine (M2M) and IoT connectivity products and services, today announced an expanded, global distribution agreement. Under this new agreement, Digi’s complete product and services portfolio is now available through Avnet Electronics Marketing’s global

  • October 27, 2015

    What can a farmer in East Africa teach a multinational high tech company about supply chain risk management? Renowned supply chain expert Hau Lee answers this question and more in an exclusive One-on-One in the new issue of Supply Chain Navigator, released today by Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor.

  • Comprehensive event designed for Avnet’s partner and supplier communities puts new ideas in motion and sparks unique ways to accelerate partners’ businesses

    October 26, 2015

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, will hold its second annual invitation-only Avnet Technology Solutions Partner Summit, November 9-12, 2015, at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa in Chandler, Ariz. This year’s summit will bring together Avnet partners and suppliers from companies that span the entire Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas line card, as well as dozens of industry leaders, to

  • October 22, 2015

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that registration is now open for a series of global SpeedWay Design Workshops™ for wireless communications system designers and designers of FPGA-based systems including general purpose software-defined radio and instrumentation (spectrum analyzers, integrated RF test solutions).

  • October 14, 2015

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that registration is now open in the Americas for a series of SpeedWay Design Workshops™ featuring Avnet’s newly released ARTY Xilinx® Artix®-7 35T FPGA Evaluation Kit.

  • With Cisco and NetApp technology, channel partners now have access to FSA One Frameworks to accelerate the quoting and shipping of FlexPod configurations

    October 13, 2015

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced FSA One Frameworks™, co-developed with Cisco and NetApp to accelerate the adoption of converged infrastructure solutions. Avnet will provide FSA One Frameworks, a collaborative new exclusive offering that arms solution provider partners in the U.S. and Canada with a high-velocity sales motion for quoting and shipping a family of pre-validated,

  • October 13, 2015

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that Lalit Wadhwa, vice president, global supply chain operations, Avnet Electronics Marketing, will be a featured speaker at the upcoming IQPC 2015 Chief Procurement Officer Exchange, October 18-20, 2015 at the PGA National Resort and Spa, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

  • Comprehensive turnkey solution enables channel partners to better address their customers’ IT needs

    October 12, 2015

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that it is joining forces with NetApp® to provide migration services to support its U.S. and Canadian partners and their end users in their transition to the NetApp® clustered Data ONTAP® operating system. NetApp’s clustered Data ONTAP software is the foundation for Data Fabric, which allows customers to seamlessly manage their data and

  • October 8, 2015

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today introduced the Avnet BCM4343W IoT Starter Kit powered by the Broadcom® WICED™ SDK with included cloud connectivity support to Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT. The kit enables designers to quickly prototype and develop cloud-connected devices and then rapidly move to production with a pre-certified wireless SoC module.

  • Alert Logic helps Avnet partners strengthen their customers’ cloud environments and grow their businesses in the U.S. and Canada

    October 7, 2015

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that it has expanded its portfolio to include Security-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings from Alert Logic, an innovative provider of managed cloud security and compliance solutions. Avnet will provide its value-added reseller (VAR), managed service provider (MSP) and independent software vendor (ISV) partners in the U.S.

  • October 6, 2015

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today introduced the PicoZed™ SDR Z7035/AD9361, a rugged, low-power, small footprint system-on-module (SOM) that integrates critical RF signal path and high-speed programmable logic, enabling designers to dramatically reduce cycle times for development of the RF-to-baseband signal processing core for wireless communications systems.

  • Guide highlights leading cloud partner programs

    October 5, 2015

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that it has been recognized in The Channel Company’s prominent CRN® 2015 Cloud Computing Partner Program Guide, a list of leading technology vendors with cloud-related partner programs that enable and accelerate the growth of solution providers' cloud initiatives.

  • List champions unsung heroes in the IT channel

    October 1, 2015

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that Cheryl Neal, vice president of Avnet’s Data, Networking and Security solutions business in the Americas, has been recognized as one of the “100 People You Don’t Know But Should” in the IT channel for 2015 by The Channel Company’s CRN®.

  • Lowest power consumption FPGA technology coupled with low price point evaluation board and tools

    September 30, 2015

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today introduced “ARTY,” a low power, low-cost Xilinx® Artix®-7 35T FPGA Evaluation Kit. This fully customizable evaluation kit for embedded designers provides a flexible, expandable platform for prototyping designs based on Xilinx’s Artix-7 FPGA family. The evaluation kit offers users a complete development system for exploring FPGA designs for cost sensitive, low-