Press Releases

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.

  • Deal positions Avnet as first OEM distributor of EVERLINE LED drivers and modules

    December 6, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, and Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc., a global leader in lighting and a member of the Panasonic Group, today announced a new agreement designating Avnet as Universal’s first OEM distributor authorized to sell the EVERLINE® family of LED drivers and linear modules in the Americas.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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