Story Makers

  • December 11, 2017

    With billions of connected devices talking to each other in the growing IoT universe, device security and authentication are a must for today’s tech manufacturers. EBV Elekronik has collaborated with Infineon Technologies AG and Data I/O to create the new Secure-it personalization service for secure devices, designed to protect products from hacking, counterfeiting and data theft.

  • November 30, 2017

    Every year since 1988, Black Enterprise magazine publishes a list of the top black executives among U.S. corporations with gross revenues of $1 billion or more. Each year, the list includes a growing cohort of black men and women driving the global competitiveness of America's largest corporations.

    This year, honored along with high profile CEOs like Marvin R. Ellison, J.C. Penney Co. Inc.; Craig Arnold, Eaton Corp. and Jo Ann Jenkins, AARP, was Avnet’s own Chief Information

  • November 29, 2017

    Whether it’s self-driving cars and trucks or unmanned aircraft and deep-sea vessels, the vision of autonomous vehicles is quickly becoming a reality thanks to new sensor technologies, networking possibilities and self-learning algorithms.

  • November 21, 2017

    Kids want it, parents fear it. The $499 Xbox One X is at the top of many wish lists this holiday season. Is it worth battling Black Friday madness? Click here to watch element14’s Ben Heck Show Xbox One X teardown to learn just how much bang you’ll be getting for your buck.

  • November 21, 2017

    Demonstrating the incredible power oftechnology to improve lives, Android engineer Joe Birch’s BrailleBox was recently awarded the “Best IoT Project” in the Android Things design challenge sponsored by Hackster, NXP and Google.

    BrailleBox is a hardware device that empowers visually impaired individuals to “read” news articles in Braille. As a grand prize winner, Birch will receive a cash award, Dragon Innovation certification, 12-month access to Dragon Innovation’s Product Planner and a

  • Webinar attendees have chance to win one of three copies
    November 15, 2017

    Interested in a free copy of The ZYNQ Book? This 450-page book covers both theory and implementation of hardware and software development using Xilinx® Zynq®-7000 All Programmable System on Chip (SoC), and Avnet has three copies of this fabulous technical reference guide to give away to three lucky attendees of the “Let's Get Started with the Zynq 7000 Using the Avnet MiniZed™ Development Board” webinar, Nov. 17, 2017, 9:00-10:00 am CST (USA/Chicago).

  • November 8, 2017

    Element14’s RoadTest product review program gives community members the opportunity to get and test drive select new products free of charge. The program is designed to give community members objective insight into the pros and cons of new technologies by leveraging the real world experience of fellow designers.

  • Pictured: John Denslinger, Chuck Delph and David Doherty
    November 7, 2017

    Chuck Delph, president, Avnet Americas, was among six industry leaders who received a Distinguished Service Award at the annual ECIA conference in Chicago last month.  2017’s six honorees embody the spirit of giving back and have gone above and beyond their day jobs in the service of the association and the industry, according to ECIA Chairman David Doherty. “We are indebted to these honorees for their dedication and efforts to advance the industry and ECIA.”

  • Dale Dougherty
    November 1, 2017

    In a recent interview with Avnet's Supply Chain Navigator, Dale Dougherty, founder of Maker Media and the man widely credited with being the "father" of the maker movement discussed the importance of supply chain to makers who aspire to bring their products to market. Here's what he said:

    SCN: Over the past several years, supply chain management has become a significant competitive differentiator for established manufacturers. Do you see that same dynamic eventually translating into the maker

  • October 30, 2017

    There are just four more days for engineers and makers to enter the element14 #ShareTheScare contest for a chance to win one of two refurbished Cel Robox 3D Printers. Engineers can participate by building and documenting a Halloween-inspired project or by sharing their best engineering spook via Twitter, using the hastag #ShareTheScare.

    Participants have until Nov. 3 to submit their creepiest creations or most terrifying tweets. For more information, visit’s